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7 Kinds of Careers That Lend Themselves to 4 Day a Week Jobs

The opportunity to focus in on a shorter work week has been shown in the research to have surprising benefits . However, particular industries may stand to benefit even more because of the structure of work inside certain fields. Companies that haven't considered the 30 hour work week or a 4 day work week can test out a 30 hour work week by transitioning members of these teams within their structure. Others... Read more
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Why Less is More with a 4 Day Work Week

In the United States, in particular, but in many competitive communities throughout the world as well, the goal of business is always "more" - more work, more output, more profits, more intensity. Some of these things make sense; everyone loves more output of work, and more profit can greatly expand the options a business has. However, there is another important phrase to consider when pursuing business success: less is more. However contradictory, this phrase clues us into the fact that... Read more
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5 Reasons the 9 to 5 Workday is Obsolete

There is a whole contingent of companies that cling to their business week schedule for a variety of reasons, the biggest one being a fear that too much is changing in their industries. Innovative companies, however, are noticing that the 9-to-5, 5-day-a-week schedule makes less and less sense for them. Part of staying ahead of business trends is evaluating what structures are serving you, and you might be surprised to see how much has changed, making the 9-to-5 make less sense than ever... Read more
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Ways to Utilize Energy Mapping in the Workplace

The idea of "time management" implies that we have a finite amount of time and, if we just work hard throughout that time, we can achieve all that we want to achieve. Many people beat themselves up for not achieving their productivity goals, assuming that if they spent time on different things, the outcomes would be different. A popular leadership consultant, Tony Schwartz, and Jim Loehr wrote a book that makes a new statement about time management; it's called The Power of Full... Read more
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Beyond Working From Home: More Ways to Offer Your Team Flexibility

As many workplaces become dominated by individuals working on computers, communicating electronically and developing documents or reports of many kinds, the potential for workplace flexibility has grown. Businesses are reasonably nervous about the potential hazards of working from home or other forms of flexibility: the biggest concern is often logistical, thinking that everyone will want something slightly different and create a workplace nightmare of unclear schedules and poor performance.... Read more
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Do You Micromanage Your Team? 4 Reasons to Break the Habit and Tips to Help You Do So

Micromanager! If you work in a corporate space, chances are you've heard this term more times than you can probably recall. It's a word that most of us wouldn't want to be associated with at all. Commonly referred to as control freaks and perfectionists, micromanagers tend to closely observe or try to control the work of their team members. Due to this aspect, micromanagers are usually given a negative connotation and are secretly loathed by their colleagues and juniors. While their excessive... Read more