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Last chance to submit your “future of work” solution or cast you vote on others. #twpc
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Last chance to submit your “future of work” solution or cast you vote on others. #twpc

Time to get involved
Imagine your idea being published for thousands of professionals to ponder over. It could be your solution that is used in organisations all over the world. It starts as a thought and can end up as real action but to begin you need to take the plunge.

Source: workplaceconversation.com

I submitted the idea of using stories and/or gamification to break down silos and win the hearts and minds of constituents. I'd love your thoughts and comments.


Don’t buy into the No Bosses approach? That’s ok, we’ll pay you to leave.
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Don’t buy into the No Bosses approach? That’s ok, we’ll pay you to leave.

"In a recent memo, which was first reported by Quartz on Thursday, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wrote that he is offering any exit strategy to any workers who aren't sold on the unconventional idea [of no corporate hierarchy].

Source: tablet.washingtonpost.com

We all know change management is hard, but the Zappos chief has a novel approach. Get with the concept or get out. 


At first it struck me as a bit brash and unfeeling, but the more I thought about it the more I warmed to the idea. The move is saying two things: 1) We ARE going to change the way we do things so if you think you can hold out, you're mistaken, and 2) it's fine if you disagree, but it will be better for both of us if we part ways here—and oh, by the way, here's 3 months pay for accepting the new reality.


Looking to hire the best and brightest from around the world? Think flexibility!
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Looking to hire the best and brightest from around the world? Think flexibility!

Whether called telecommuting, teleworking or mobile work, flexible work arrangements are highly valued by today’s workforce. They are equally beneficial for companies because they create engaged em...

Source: victorassadblog.wordpress.com

The author makes a good case for workplace flexibility. Not just in terms of hiring great people, but for many other reasons as well. Download his free white paper, Form Follows Function, to learn more. 


Could a personality test tell whether you’re likely to be a cyber-slacker?
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Could a personality test tell whether you’re likely to be a cyber-slacker?

"In today’s world where technology is advancing at lightning speed, the opportunity to work away from the traditional office becomes increasingly more accessible....Unfortunately, with this freedom comes the risk of decreased productivity through cyberslacking, which involves getting distracted with Internet activities when employees should be doing their jobs.

Source: direccionestrategica.itam.mx

The article, and much of the authors' research, suggests that cyber-slacking can be anticipated with personality testing. Much has to do with how they score on honesty and procrastination. 


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Be a part of a full day of leading workplace strategy thinking at Facility Fusion 4/20 (Orlando)

Are you interested in dramatically increasing your Workplace IQ around new ways of working and building your network of fellow Workplace Evolutionaries?  If so, come join us on Monday, April 20th at Facility Fusion in Orlando!

Source: go.ifma.org

It's a full day of case studies, futuristic visions, and novel approaches to the how and where of work, plus some great camaraderie with fellow workplace strategists. And that's not all! The learning and networking continues throughout the week! 


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