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Description: The Goal . Halve the time and double the impact of your meetings. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Oct 26, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-25-minute-meeting/ Questions for discussion: Do you think this model is a good one for most business related work? What are your positive and negative comments about the guidance and recommendations for running meetings? ​

A New Book Reveals What Is Actually Causing Workplace Burnout (and How to Prevent It)

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Description: More effort has been made to help people cope with burnout, rather than on preventing burnout from happening in the first place Source: INC.com Date: Oct 28, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/burnout-challenge-book-reveals-what-causing-workplace-burnout.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2027,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHvVd8sHu8o54XOE9NPo27sXHXderFCk9ms8AVMwNpZC3TiAjIyUEtGPXGoHdRVsgGiml50dYqtTdDgrSTaVq1gVbfhg_MTR0nwCLfZw Questions for discussion: What does the article say about burnout and how to prevent it? Do you agree with this analysis and strategy? What… Read more »

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated labor laws with union remarks, federal agency alleges

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Description: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor laws when he remarked in recent interviews that employees could be negatively affected by unions, a federal labor agency said. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/27/nlrb-says-amazon-ceo-andy-jassy-violated-labor-laws.html Questions for discussion: What are the issues involved here? Do you think there was a violation of the law or… Read more »

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

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Description: The town council’s once deep-seated fear over accommodating immigrants at the expense of its French-speaking Quebec identity has given way to a more pressing concern: a need for more families to help fill jobs, attend its schools and sustain its population. Herouxville now wants to be known for its inclusion. It’s considering measures like… Read more »

SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how… Read more »

Apple Quietly Rolled Out a Change That Could Be the End of Facebook

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Description: Apple isn’t just coming for Facebook’s money, it’s coming for its business. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-quietly-rolled-out-a-change-that-could-be-end-of-facebook.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2026,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHuDANPsXgpSh7DvX5FXGcVHzm_RyLSUzzo1GMOhx_ihLjxVqDuYCcWy0sJmhfyKYuCbqpclo0hn3hcyLM8sC9io0Oppj98rgzN4lSjw Questions for discussion: How will Apple revenue grow with this new requirement? Do you think it is the end of Meta? How can Meta and other apps counter this strategic move by Apple?

How to Fight Back Against the Inhumanity of Modern Work

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Description: “It is easy for me to imagine,” wrote Wendell Berry in his 2000 book, “Life Is a Miracle,” “that the next great division of the world will be between people who wish to live as creatures and people who wish to live as machines.” I quote this a lot because so many of our social… Read more »

What The Office Of The Future Can Be

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Description: The other week, I wrote about the hesitancy to return to office. The fair question to ask is: So… now what do we do about it now? ​Source: SixPixels.com Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/articles/archives/what-the-office-of-the-future-can-be/ Questions for discussion: What does the office of the future look like to you? How should management and employees approach the… Read more »

Employers look for new ways to recruit as aging workers contribute to ongoing labour shortage

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Description: More than 300,000 Canadians have already retired in 2022, Statistics Canada says Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/aging-workforce-labour-hiring-practices-1.6619256 Questions for discussion: What does the report say is the reason for labour shortages? How is Lee Valley Tools different in its hiring practices? What else would you advise this firm… Read more »

Anti-Defamation League urges Adidas to sever ties with Ye’s Yeezy

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Description: The Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to sever ties with Ye, calling out his recent hateful comments in a letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and Chairman Thomas Rabe. The rapper and designer, formerly known as Kanye West, has in recent weeks made several degrading remarks about Jewish people and targeted his business partners with… Read more »