Regular, pre-planned "microbreaks" can keep you focused and energized, and at the top of your game. Aytekin Tank Published 7:00 am CDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Paradox: How Idle Time at Work Can Improve Productivity 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Professional sports require incredible stamina. If you’ve ever watched a tennis match, for example, you’ve seen how athletes stay in near-constant motion to maintain their energy and laser focus. Hockey players also go all-out during their brief, on-ice shifts before returning to the bench, panting from … [Read more...] about Paradox: How Idle Time at Work Can Improve Productivity
Boosting morale at work
'I am not going to compliment you for something we pay you to do,' this contributor once heard from his manager. Yikes. Shawn Doyle Published 11:00 am CDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Photo: Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek | Getty Images Photo: Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek | Getty Images Simple Techniques for Boosting Morale That Many Leaders Miss. Are You One of Them? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Years ago, I reported to a manager who for reasons that will become clear must remain anonymous. So, I'll just call him "George." I was meeting with George in his office, and when I asked him how I was doing in my … [Read more...] about Simple Techniques for Boosting Morale That Many Leaders Miss. Are You One of Them?
Everyone has a need to be appreciated. Yet most of us have, at some point in our working lives, felt unappreciated. In that you aren’t alone. A Gallup Poll found that 65% of American workers felt unappreciated. Feeling undervalued leads to a loss for yourself as well as the organization. For you, the results could be increased negativity, loss of motivation or morale, and for the organization, a loss of productivity. “We spend too much valuable time at work, so it is important to feel engaged and not report to work out of habit or routine,” says Judy Bell, president of Judy Bell Consulting “If work is not intentional, we suffer along with our company.” We also know that feeling unappreciated leads to increased stress and anxiety. Not feeling valued in the workplace has negative impact on our health overall. If you fall into the category of feeling unappreciated, you need to take initiative and look for ways to turn things around. Either things will … [Read more...] about What you should do when you feel unappreciated at work
In real life, imagine if everyone we met was like Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wall Street. Unlike for TV, it wouldn’t make for very interesting watching. Why? Because in the real world, we are all united by our differences, as well as our similarities. In an age of personalisation, understanding how individuals react differently to the same things can have a huge impact – especially from an economic perspective. Traditional economic theory relies on the assumption that humans are rational and make logical decisions in their own self-interest. The fatal flaw in that? Humans can be far from rational. More importantly, we live in a world where personal success is linked to the success of others. Think teamwork and morale. Think job tasks that are outcome-focused, rather than output-focused. Whereas, in the past, economic theory has been built assuming that we all live in a world of wolves, the emergence of behavioural economics has highlighted the logic in being illogical. … [Read more...] about Behavioural science at work: The logic of being illogical
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque JournalWhile his audience munched on complimentary popcorn and other snacks, University of New Mexico physics and astronomy professor Greg Taylor talked telescopes – or more specifically, the mysterious flash detected on the two scopes UNM built at separate sites 70 kilometers apart near Socorro.Was it a satellite? A supernova? Maybe, but not likely, he said.ADVERTISEMENTSkip“We think we have possibly discovered a new type of radio source,” Taylor said. “Although at the moment, it’s a class of one, and we need to find more.”“Could it just be E.T?” someone in the crowd asked light-heartedly.“Yes, yes, that’s always a great explanation,” Taylor responded in kind, earning laughs from the … [Read more...] about Faculty share, socialize at ‘Lightning Lounges’