Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion

Today’s post about a more engaging workplace culture comes to us from our EMEA board member Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA Twitter and Host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, #1 Business Podcast on iTunes Since the advent of email on our mobile devices work has gradually crept into more of our lives. One piece of research … Continue reading Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion

How organizations can help employees be consciously digital

Today's post is courtesy of Anastasia Dedyukhina, founder of Consciously Digital™.  Anastasia recently published ‘Homo Distractus’ ­– a book exploring how we’ve allowed tech to take over our lives, and how we can claim our time back. Tech removed the boundaries between our offices and homes – work can now be done almost anywhere and at any … Continue reading How organizations can help employees be consciously digital

German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work

Today's post is courtesy of Claire Richardson, director of the Workforce Institute Europe. U.K. workers are not delivering – at least compared to their European counterparts. They are simply less productive at work: Brits spend more work time on social media, take more work home with them, and sleep fewer hours than the leading European … Continue reading German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work

Announcing Workforce Institute 10th Anniversary & European Launch

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. I'm very pleased to announce that as we approach the 10th anniversary of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, we are expanding our global focus with the addition of a European board of advisors. When we began in October of 2007, … Continue reading Announcing Workforce Institute 10th Anniversary & European Launch

The Always-On Con: The Live Debate

I'm very excited to announce a first of its kind live event we'll be sponsoring in London on October 10th.  This event launches a series of conversations about a phenomenon we're calling "The Always-On Con". The proliferation of connected devices and apps that increasingly rule our lives is often hailed as being a step forward for … Continue reading The Always-On Con: The Live Debate

How Much Is Your Attention Worth?

Otis Johnson was released from prison in 2014 after spending 44 years of his life behind bars. What’s remarkable about his story is that upon re-entering civilisation, Mr Johnson witnessed 44years of technological advancements in a single moment – an experience very few will share with him. To put this in perspective, he was completely … Continue reading How Much Is Your Attention Worth?

The Always-On Con – Two sides to every story

There are two sides to every story and for the most part, people are willing to hear both sides before drawing their conclusions. There are, however, occasions where one side of the argument will greatly overshadow the other and sway public opinion because an alternative conclusion becomes seemingly impossible. Our always-on society is one of … Continue reading The Always-On Con – Two sides to every story

The Power of (Employee) Suggestion

The following post is courtesy of our board member Natalie Bickford,  Group HR Director at Merlin Entertainments PLC. I’m lucky enough to work for a global company that puts power and decision-making into the hands of local general managers. These leaders run their businesses, and have most of the levers they need to deliver success … Continue reading The Power of (Employee) Suggestion

Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. A recent Harvard Business Review online article written by myself and two colleagues, Peter Navin and John Boudreau, titled “Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO” has attracted a lot of attention. Many CEOs have thought of bringing in business leaders without HR experience … Continue reading Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?

Planning for – and Embracing – the Gig Economy

The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Veronica Baz, founder of profesionistas.org.mx, one of the most visited Spanish language sites focused on job search, career path, and work skills. As my fellow board member, David Creelman has written about here, the rise of the gig economy, driven by innovation and technological change, is transforming … Continue reading Planning for – and Embracing – the Gig Economy