Human issues

The Bad American Habits Kicked in Finland

Change isn’t a bad thing – kick a few bad American habits http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/five-bad-american-habits-i-kicked-in-finland/385140/?utm_source=SFFB 1. I don’t fear awkward silences. 2. I don’t say things I don’t mean. 3. I don’t leave food on my plate. 4. I don’t take coffee to go. 5. I don’t feel uncomfortable in my own skin. Posted from WordPress for

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team – NYTimes.com

New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter. Yet many of today’s most valuable firms have come to realize that analyzing and improving individual workers ­— a practice known as ‘‘employee performance optimization’’ — isn’t enough. As commerce becomes increasingly global and complex, the bulk of modern work is

7 bad speaking habits to break today

Even your best ideas mean nothing if no one listens to you. We’ve broken down the bad habits you should avoid if you want to be an effective communicator. http://uk.businessinsider.com/7-bad-speaking-habits-to-break-today-2015-7?utm_content=buffer804d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer%3Fr%3DUS&IR=T Posted from WordPress for Android

Multitasking is Killing Your Brain | Observer

Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with information only slows them down. MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller notes our brains are “not wired to multitask well… when people think they’re multitasking, they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly. And every time they do, there’s