A program such as Spain is considering could also help lead to more permanent change. “We would argue very clearly that if you shift to a productivity-based four-day-week model, you’re going to get an improvement in productivity,” Barnes says. “I think the Kurzarbeit model is something that you can use as a stepping-stone. You could use that to say, let’s reduce the working week to four days. But if we then get that improvement in productivity as a consequence, then actually, as economic conditions improve, we could keep our staff on four days and go back to paying them the five-day wage.” … [Read more...] about Spain wants to make it easy for any company to shift to a four-day workweek
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I realized that I was the unhappiest when I had a bunch of my own work to do and people were struggling and I had to help them figure out what to do next. My whole attitude changed when I flipped it and I said, “We hired awesome people. They just don’t know how to do this yet. So let me act like a teacher and help them figure out how to learn and how to be really good at this.” I was immediately less stressed about my own individual work, I was less stressed about their work and I was more focused on what do they needed in order to be great. That changed a lot for me. … [Read more...] about How An Introverted Engineer Came Out Of His Shell To Lead Mozilla
Marketers and advertisers, too, would relish the opportunity to target our future selves with ads like, “Need a haircut? In four days, you’ll be 100 yards from a salon that will have a $15 special.” On the social side, there could even be something like a Foursquare of the Future–who wouldn’t want to know where their friends (and enemies) will be for the rest of their lives…or at least for the next 285 days? … [Read more...] about Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do
Andersen: I’d consider it a victory if we just assemble the best clean data source on the Web. We really hope to create an ecosystem where there are non-financial rewards for working on problems like this and create a way where people can publish the results of their own credit rating algorithms, evaluate how well they did based on historical analysis, and foster a sort of reputational competition. If we can create that, we can show there are other forces we can leverage to get an understanding of the systematic risk and then let traditional market forces take over from there in terms of investing. … [Read more...] about FreeRisk: Crowdsourcing Credit Ratings?
Do your review questions ask about observable, specific, objective, measurable behaviors? Trakstar shares that a good example of a top rating might be, “Rarely or never misses deadlines.” This is clearer and more objective than a simple, “Meets Expectations” or “Exceeds Expectations.” … [Read more...] about The Three-Step Process To Curtail Bias In Performance Reviews