Amazon employees sit in silence – while Tesla boss Elon Musk advocates walking out if you aren’t adding value. But how can you stop wasting your life in pointless meetings? Here’s an expert guide from the Guardian
A group of us in Google’s People Operations (what we call HR) set out to answer this question using data and rigorous analysis: What makes a Google team effective? (more)
From the New Yorker Magazine: 'Everything I Am Afraid of If I Ask Acquaintances To Get Coffee'
How can so many people believe things that are demonstrably false?
This question has taken on new urgency as the Trump administration propagates falsehoods about voter fraud, climate change and crime statistics that large swaths of the population have bought into. But collective delusion is not new... (more)
After interviews with 200 senior business executives, Hal Gregersen of MIT found that one of the virtues of good leadership is listening properly. The amount of literature devoted to teaching people how to become a successful executive is vast. And that’s no surprise: People aspire to be in the C...
New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.
By CHARLES DUHIGG (New York Times Magazine - Feb 25th 2016)
Like most 25-year-olds, Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or perhaps a fast-growing start-up. All she knew for certain was that she wanted to find a job that was more social. ‘‘I wanted to be part of a community, part of something people were building together,’’ she told me. She thought about various opportunities — Internet companies, a Ph.D. program — but nothing seemed exactly right. So in 2009, she chose the path that allowed her to put off making a decision: She applied to business schools and was accepted by the Yale School of Management. (More)
So many meetings are a waste. Of time. Of money. of life... Here are some thoughts and talks from TED about the real costs of poor meetings.
Do you find that by the afternoon you are getting weary and losing focus? You may even find yourself starting to nod off. Chances are you need a good afternoon nap. www.lifehack.org/409580/how-napping-changes-your-brain-that-makes-you-more-creative