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The Laugh Track – Creating a Fun Workplace

The Laugh Track – Creating a Fun Workplace

These days it seems there is nothing funny about work. Employees feel stressed as they try to keep their heads above water. It seems counter intuitive that a sense of humor can be a key to success at work. Workplaces could stand to be a little more fun according to a Forbes.com article. The article quotes Michael Kerr, president of Humor at Work. “In workplaces that encourage people to be themselves — that are less hierarchical and more innovative — people tend to be more open with their humor.”
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Procrastinating Isn’t Always Bad – Making Procrastination Work in Your Favor

Procrastinating Isn’t Always Bad – Making Procrastination Work in Your Favor

Google “procrastination” and you’ll find lists and lists of ways to overcome it, beat it, squelch it and eradicate it. Many of the suggestions will include making lists, developing habits that cultivate efficiency, turning off email programs and color coding spreadsheets. Hmm. Almost everyone procrastinates. I can’t think of anyone who looks forward to and rushes into an unpleasant task. But most of us regularly complete our tasks on time. In a recent post, Deadline Driven, I wrote that deadlines and procrastination were not opposites. It’s not a question of giving in to your tendency to procrastinate (if that is the case) as it is learning how to channel it in order to make procrastination work in your favor.
Filed in: Innovation, Preparation
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Let There Be Light: Rethinking and Innovation

Let There Be Light: Rethinking and Innovation

It turns out that there’s very little under the sun that can’t be rethought. Take light, for example. Light is now a source of illumination, healing and entertainment. Up until recently, light other than the sun was a function of power. It was a bulb, usually of one or two types, incandescent or florescent. But today’s changes in how we look at and use light are breathtaking. According to a recent article in The New York Times, “digital revolutionaries have Edison’s 130-year-old industry, and its $100 billion in worldwide revenue, in their sights.” The sea of change in the industry goes beyond saving energy and money to a place where light can help soothe, heal and keep people from harm. It’s light in a new light.
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