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“Best Places to Work” Linked to Greater Stock Market Performance | Glassdoor

“Best Places to Work” Linked to Greater Stock Market Performance | Glassdoor

This study conducted three tests to evaluate how company culture and stock performance might be linked. This includes: Whether companies on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list and Fortune’s 100 “Best Companies to Work For” list outperform the overall stock market through three possible portfolios. Whether being named to the annual Glassdoor list affects short-term stock prices. Whether being low rated …

Source: www.glassdoor.com

Though cause and effect are not controlled for in this study, the link between high Glassdoor scores and pretty dramatic: Their Best Companies to Work for outperformed the market by 115%. 


Is personality testing for flexible work: useful tool or total ‘tosh’?

Is personality testing for flexible work: useful tool or total ‘tosh’?

What part should personality play in the implementation of agile working? 

Source: flexibleboss.com

The article cites new work by Canada-based Work EvOHlution aimed at helping organizations better understand the impact of personality traits on remote work success. They recommend using their tool not as a way of choosing remote workers or managers, but as a way to start the dialogue about what works and what does not.


New research finds green buildings yield greater cognitive function | FM World

"on average, cognitive scores were 61 per cent higher on the  day workers were in the green office building and 101 per cent higher on the two days office workers spent in the green building than in the conventional building."

Source: www.fm-world.co.uk

While the study followed only 24 participants over a 6 day period, the results point to the need for more exploration. The full report can be found here.


Telework saves D.C. from traffic snarl during papal visit

Telework saves D.C. from traffic snarl during papal visit

In the weeks ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., transportation agencies predicted three days of dire traffic and crowds flooding the District – comparable to those from a presidential inauguration. However, as the schedule of events played out,

Source: mobilitylab.org

The article suggests many more in DC could be teleworking. One thing it fails to mention is that you can't just tell people to work at home for the day. They need training, the right technology and access to files, and experience in working remotely to ensure success.


Come hear Teresa Bridges and David Craig talk about: Preparing workplaces for the next shift: Gen Y managing Gen Z. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries’ sessions at #IFMAWW15.

Come hear Teresa Bridges and David Craig talk about: Preparing workplaces for the next shift: Gen Y managing Gen Z. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries’ sessions at #IFMAWW15.

For over a decade, we’ve heard about Millennials (Gen Y) entering the workplace and posing new challenges for their managers. With older Millennials turning 35, many are managers themselves, often using managerial approaches different than those of their predecessors. Over the next decade, they’ll be managing the next generation in the workforce (Gen Z), who's on the cusp of entering the workplace and will have even more evolved attitudes toward technology, information consumption and sharing.


This session highlights the unique managerial approaches of Gen Y and the unique demands that are expected from Gen Z, using survey data and interviews from eight recent projects, as well as insights from high school and university design – where the next generation currently resides. The session also shows how specific workplace practices can enhance Gen Y management approaches and how future workplaces will need to be imagined differently to help them work with Gen Z.

Source: worldworkplace.ifma.org

Led by Teresa Bridges & David Craig on Oct 9 from 9:15-10:15


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