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Office environments should be fluid
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Office environments should be fluid

“Offices aren’t museums; they are like mechanic shops,” says Clarke. “It’s not about how cool the tech is, it’s about whether it is relevant. It’s about bringing together the right assets because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Source: qz.com

They recommend a mix of spaces to accommodate team work as well as privacy.


Creativity in teams isn’t about IQ, it’s about psychological safety and trust
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Creativity in teams isn’t about IQ, it’s about psychological safety and trust

"When you don’t feel psychology safe within your workplace, a team’s success rate drastically diminishes. Individuals are afraid to ask questions or challenge dominant group-think."

Source: qz.com

The article cites a study by Google showing the most successful teams were the ones with a sense of psychological safety. This factor trumped high collective IQ by a large margin. 


Stress does NOT decrease longevity…unless you believe it does
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Stress does NOT decrease longevity…unless you believe it does

Eight year study of 28k people "found that having a lot of stress in your life was not linked with premature death. But having a lot of stress in your life and believing it was taking a toll on your health increased risk of dying by 43 percent.

Source: www.nytimes.com

The lesson here is we need to learn how to change how we think about stress and even use it to our advantage.

 

The next time you're feeling stressed, think about how: 

  • That pounding heartbeat gathering energy to ready your body for the challenge
  • Your heavy breathing is simply oxygenating your brain to help you think more clearly
  • Your increased blood pressure is fueling your muscles and strengthening your body


Future of Work Predictions: Technology will be liberate us from the tyranny of geography
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Future of Work Predictions: Technology will be liberate us from the tyranny of geography

"In short, we will see more disruptive innovation than in the whole of the 20th century...Increasingly, in most business sectors, we will be able to work wherever we want to. In this ‘anywhere economy’ the glue that holds everything together as a fluid and functioning dispersed work eco-system will be hyper-connected digital networks"

Source: www.virgin.com

I love the sentence about being "liberated by the tyranny of geography." The author talks about the impact of BYOD, fear of being replaced by technology, flying cars, eating bugs, and more.


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