Posts Tagged with "work"

More Flexibility in the Workforce: A Catalyst for Growth?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Sallie Krawcheck poses an interesting question on workplace flexibility in LinkedIn’s 50 Big Ideas for 2013: The US economic recovery is tepid at best, with growth in short supply. At the same time, progress on gender diversity has stalled, with the number of women in senior roles plateauing. Solving the second challenge can help the [...]

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Why Do You Work Where You Work?

Friday, May 28, 2010

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Someone recently asked Robert Scoble if he would continue working at his current employer, Rackspace, if he won the lottery. His gut answer was ‘Yes’, though he didn’t know why until he saw this video from Dan Pink: I wrote a lot more about this including notes on the subject on my ConnectedWell blog, but [...]

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New Office Policy

Monday, March 23, 2009

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY NEW OFFICE POLICY Dress Code: 1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary. 2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. 3) If you dress poorly, you need to [...]

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What Are The Best Companies to Work For in America?

Monday, November 10, 2008

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Annually, Fortune Magazine highlights the 100 best companies to work for in the US. Thanks to the economic downturn, many people are looking to recession-proof their jobs, and part of that includes changing jobs. Here’s the latest list (below), from the February 4, 2008 edition.  Find the full Fortune 100 list online. It’s worth noting [...]

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Utah Tries Four Day Work-Week

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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On August 4th, Utah will begin its move to a four-day work week, a move that should save up to about 20% of the state’s expenses by 2015. The change will apply to about 17,000 employees, roughly 80% of the state workforce, [Utah State Governor] Huntsman says. Public universities, the state court system, prisons and [...]

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Wanted: Real, CREATIVE ways to cut commute costs. NOW.

Monday, June 9, 2008

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I saw an email from Yahoo’s Hot Jobs career center just now and clicked hoping for some great advice on cutting my commute costs. Well, lets just say what I read was, um, more of the same: Take the bus Carpool Ride your bike Telecommute With oil predicted to hit $150/barrell in a month, and [...]

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Early Morning SocNet Adds

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Some social-network administration I’ve been doing includes: I just joined Friendfeed and Lijit. Twitter says Jeff Barr will be in town today, but his Dopplr doesn’t say where. Note that Jeff Barr got me hooked on twitter in December 2006 (woah). I’ve gone through all my little accounts and updated my icons to be the [...]

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Does Your Boss Know What You Do?

Friday, January 11, 2008

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Tiffany Monhollon’s question — Does your boss know what you do? — was provocative enough to take a read. Her experience with managers that have enough on their plate that they don’t know everything about your day-to-day processes is normal and expected, if you’re doing your job. A popular management axiom is that an employee [...]

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