In an opinion pice in the New York Times, professor Firmin DeBrabrander argues that you should not approach work as your passion but as your duty
. Looking for passion at work, he says, will make you stressed and is bound to fail anyway.
I think that's complete nonsense! I know - what a shocker :) … Continue Reading ››
Measuring employee happiness
is a great idea.
Sure, it has its problems. Any time you measure anything
, you run the risk of getting bad data, the wrong data or making bad decisions based on the data.
But it still makes sense for two main reasons.
First and most obviously, if you measure employee happiness right, it can … Continue Reading ››
Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese tech company Alibaba, has come out in favor of the so-called 996
rule, i.e. that you should work from 9am to 9pm 6 days a week if you want to have a successful career. For anyone doing the math that's 72 hours of work a week. Add … Continue Reading ››
When is your next meeting? Tomorrow? This afternoon? Or are you already late for your next meeting?
We spend a lot of time in work meetings and they don't seem to make us very happy
So here's a simple tip you can try very easily: Open your next meeting with a round where each person shares … Continue Reading ››
I met a manager recently who claimed in no uncertain terms that companies should forget all about employee happiness
and focus only on engagement
. He argued that people can be happy at work without performing well, whereas employee engagement leads directly to better performance.
I've actually heard this claim a few times recently, but it is … Continue Reading ››
Most managers have realized by now that happy workplaces are more productive, more creative, attract better talent and make more money
So if you were a well-meaning manager or HR person looking to capitalize on this and create a happier workplace, you might be tempted to start by asking your employees some version of this … Continue Reading ››
If you search for "procrastination" on google you'll find a massive number of articles on how to stop procrastinating
and get stuff done
These articles will tell you that there is only one reliable way for you to get stuff done:
- Check your todo-list for the next item
- Complete item no matter … Continue Reading ››