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The way we work is in the process of transformation (or maybe even in disarray). Uber, Airbnb, and other freelance gigs are becoming more common, expanding our ideas about just what it means to have a job.
Does creative office design make you better at your job? The answer depends on who’s doing the creating. A flexible work environment can boost productivity and also aid in retention, but only if the people who work there feel some sense of control and autonomy.
While this blog title needed the millennial reference, if you’ve followed this blog for awhile you know I’ve made a conscious effort not to say the word Millennial anymore and here’s why. Back to the story …
According to business experts, building a digital culture has emerged as a key challenge for companies looking to thrive in the modern business era. So, this sounds like something we should be talking about.
How and where we work are constantly evolving. In the twentieth century the workplace morphed from a large room lined with benches to specially designed spaces with separate rooms and areas for different people and functions.
We read a lot these days about the priorities of the Gen Y generation, and we’d do well to pay attention. (Do you remember my proclamation to never use the word “millennials” again?) The White House reports that Gen Y now represent over one-third of the U.S. population, making them the largest demographic group. They make up the majority of our current workforce, and have some significantly different attitudes and expectations from generations who came before.
When it comes to devices and gadgets, there can be a fine line between having things that enhance your life and being ruled by your electronic assistants. A useful gadget is one that helps you do what you do –with fewer interruptions, greater efficiency, and minimal glitches
In theory, we all understand how important it is to operate from an understanding of our most basic goals, values, and mission. Most companies have these. Most companies create them in their early days, as a guide for development and strategy. Most companies give little thought to how their values and goals change over time, and though they understand that revisiting them is an excellent idea, it’s not generally a high priority, and it rarely gets done.
It won’t be news to you that tech jobs offer some of the best compensation around. Continued high demand for workers in these fields means that the pay continues to improve. The data are showing that salaries for occupations in the tech sector are growing much faster than wages overall.
E-commerce is a ubiquitous part of retail today, and it’s having a profound impact on the supply chain. Specifically, it’s creating a heavy reverse flow. Many online retailers offer free shipping and returns, and this encourages more purchases, but it also greatly increases the number of returns.