While the second Star Trek movie, INTO DARKNESS, is making millions at the box office, here at Creative Learning we're thinking about working styles.
Specifically, what working style does Kirk exhibit? If you're thinking integrated with a tendency towards holistic, you may be right. Spock is definitely a learnt analytic. But what about Uhura? We'll go with kinesthetic internal unless somebody writes in to convince us otherwise.
What about your own working style? Are you like Kirk, Spock or Uhura? Find out.
This week's blog post will explore the many ways in which businesses can take advantage of the social networking medium called Pinterest.
Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that allows users to create a visual, online pinboard with images they love organized around topics of their choice by category. It’s the fastest growing social media site in history, the third-largest network after Facebook and Twitter and has over 25 million members and 10 million unique visitors a month.
Because the medium is image-rich and online, it best appeals to people with a visual-tactile working style, with a non-preference for mobility....
"Why A Students Work For C Students" is a book by Robert T. Kiyosaki, the author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" (see the video here). It's full of fascinating ideas, such as:
getting good grated at school, going to university and getting a good job is just one of four ways of earning money;
getting good grated at school, going to university and getting a good job will not make you rich;
getting good grated at school, going to university and getting a good job will put you into the rat race....
A friend of mine has recently taught me a valuable lesson about motivation: you can incentivize people to take action, but the result may not necessarily be what you expect.
He used the example of his daughter and hockey. In order to motivate his daughter to try harder, he promised her an expensive reward if she scored a goal (she hadn't scored at all that season). The very next game, she scored a goal in the first five minutes, gave him a thumbs up... and stopped applying herself to the game. After all, she'd already achieved her goal of obtaining the expensive...
It's almost Easter! How do you celebrate it in your country? Do you get time off work? Do you cook a feast, paint egg shells, hide chocolate eggs? Or do you do something even more surprising?
In Poland, for example, people celebrate Easter Monday by pouring water onto one another... often in sub-zero temperatures. Girls who get drenched, folklore tells you, are the ones who'll get married within the year.
In Finland, children dress up as witches, carry broomsticks and build bonfires.
In Greece, people throw pots and pans out of the window.
In one French town, the inhabitants cook up a gigantic omelet using...
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~ Arthur C. Clarke
Remember when Flash Drives were the latest cool gadget? Thanks to Cloud Computing, they may soon become obsolete, as more and more data becomes available online via the Internet. (A flash drive is the stick you insert into the side of your computer, or, to quote the movie Date Night, it’s a computer sticky thing.)
Technology progresses at an impressive rate, with the amount of new information doubling every two years. Blink, and you’re left behind. Take a year off work to have a baby and when you come back...
We don't need researches to tell us that taking a holiday will improve our work performance. We don't need researches to tell us how it takes a week to shift gears and stop thinking about work, and therefore it's imperative to make your holidays at least 10 days long in order to reap the benefits. We do need researches to tell us whether we're the type of person who can successfully enjoy a holiday, and why.
Enter Working Styles and the Working Style Analysis tool (WSA). The WSA report will tell you almost 50 things you may not have realised about yourself. Among...
Excellence is not perfection. It's the result of putting quality into everything you do. It's the gradual result of always trying to do better. It's being the best you can be.
Some of the tools that can help you along the way:
Enthusiasm for your job;
A can-do attitude;
A sense of responsibility and pride in your work;
Taking initiative and owning problems;
Going the extra mile;
Understanding your working style.
Do you know the optimal conditions under which you concentrate best? Is the office...
Procrastination, working less and fluorescent lights at the office - what do they have in common? They've all been discussed online by Drake Baer, a business writer capable of causing a stir in the workplace.
Among others, he claims that:
If you work less, you actually achieve more.
Procrastination can lead to productivity, if you know how to channel it.
Fluorescent light decreases your work output.
At Creative Learning Systems, we definitely know about office lights. We also understand that some people need more light than others, some people need a warmer office,...
The sad reality is that in the current economic climate employees are expected to do more per hour with fewer resources. The result?
Skewed life-work balance
No productivity gains
Research indicates that true productivity gains can only be achieved through better organisation in the workplace and a kinder atmosphere. This includes:
Flexible work hours - not only for convenience, but also in recognition of the fact that people concentrate best at different times of day;
Office light (some people need it...
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