The main reason why people can’t get work done at work are managers and meetings. That’s Jason Fried’s take on things as he exposes it in his latest TEDx Talk. He lays out the main problems to getting work done and presents three suggestions to making work work.

No Talk Thursdays: He actually suggests […]

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“Is she out of her mind?”,  you ask yourself. Nope! And neither is Stephen Shapiro who wrote a great bit on How To Motivate Innovators.

Stop recognizing people for doing their job. When you hire someone to work for you, it should be expected that they are competent.  When you recognize people for […]

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For the Love of Meetings

On 6 October 2010 By

According to Ron Ashkenas, most managers actually like meetings, and he enumerates the reasons in a recent blog post entitled Why We Secretly Love Meetings.

His key arguments are that:

They encourage social interaction They keep everyone in the loop They often represent status

He also remarks that though we all know the […]

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A recent ASTD blog post discusses the results of an ej4 study that indicates that more and more, individuals are doing their training off work hours and off site.

Their statistics indicate that employees are doing more job training off-the-job and off-hours resulting in higher current productivity numbers. Supervisors in particular, are gaining […]

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Reni Gorman points out that the use of microblogging in education is a recent area of interest compared to the uses of microblogging as a communication channel for news or marketing.

In a literature review on microblogging, learning and performance in the workplace, she explains that the research around microblogging tools like Twitter […]

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Yesterday I blogged about the rippling impact of professional development. Today, I share with you a resource I found.

This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) strategy, framework and employer’s guide is published by Skills for Care and the Children’s Workforce Development Council, and Skills for Care’s 2009 CPD case studies publication. Though it […]

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ScienceDaily reports on Boston College researchers who engaged in large-scale randomized experiments with the purpose of studying the impact of online professional development for teachers who aimed at improving their instructional practices as well as their subject matter knowledge. In the e-Learning for Educators: Effects of Online Professional Development on Teachers and their […]

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