The holiday season is in full swing, and most Americans are ready to celebrate — and spend. According to PwC, 83 percent of U.S. consumers will spend more than $1,100 this season, up 6 percent from last year.
The way we work affects the quality of our work. This is common knowledge. But the dizzying heights of multitasking have ushered in distraction as an accepted cultural mores in the workplace. Chances are, even while reading this, you’re flipping between screens.
Online reviews have become an important part of business. They help consumers get first-hand information on businesses and make informed decisions on which ones to patronize. From restaurants and retail establishments to attorneys and professional service providers, we can be both positively and negatively affected by reviews.
Work gossip. Some of us participate in it, and most of us see it as a relatively harmless reality of working in an office. But the truth is, gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. Here’s why work gossip is bad news:
Times have recently shown that a natural disaster can occur with little to no notice. If your business isn’t prepared, you could find yourself with a crippling long-term outage, or even critical data that is lost forever.
The difference between SUCCESS and SUC-cess is all about the KPIs one adheres to, believes in, and holds oneself accountable to in a daily perspective.
Any consumer of media knows our country is faced with an opioid epidemic that is claiming the lives of our friends, family members and coworkers. Without top-down action and intervention on a grand scale, matters will only get worse. Considering the profound consequences that opioid use and addiction have had on the workplace, employers are left with the responsibility to adapt. Barring this, they will continue to experience dramatic losses due to high turnover, lack of productivity, unsafe work environments and workers’ compensation claims.
I just returned from 10 days traveling aboard a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons with my family. It was an off-the-grid trip that recharged my batteries and gave me enjoyable, quality time with my wife and kids. This time off also lead to several breakthrough business ideas and lessons that I thought I would share with you:
While some headlines warn that the rapidly transforming job market portends doom and gloom, in reality, the new employment landscape holds great promise for organizations and the workers they hire. The emerging “human cloud” has the potential to give organizations more agility with less risk, even while compelling traditional employment arrangements to evolve in ways that make business more dynamic and efficient.