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How to Hire for a Cultural Fit

In many competitive industries, it can become the norm to hire those who seem most willing to give up on work-life balance for the company. More and more companies are realizing this can create major issues: a star team member may suddenly get burnt out and quit or simply become ill, and those who do good work but need rest feel excluded and undervalued. Hiring someone who is ready for a culture that values good work-life balance can be difficult as well. One of the ways that you may be able... Read more
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8 Unique Productivity Hacks to Try Out Today

Wanting to work smarter rather than harder? While there are certain tasks that simply take as long as they take, many of us have major issues staying productive. Research has suggested that an average 8-hour workday contains, on average, three or fewer hours of productive work time! While this is probably not true of you if you already love productivity, it can be helpful to try some of these productivity hacks if you want... Read more
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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5 Reasons the 9 to 5 Workday is Obsolete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