The battle between picking up the phone to call someone versus texting (or instant messaging) that person is raging to new heights in today’s workplace. Before taking an allegiance, consider the below.
Most non-Millennials will urge employees to pick up the phone or walk to the person’s desk. Where as Millennials will shoot off a quick text (in-between emails, watching a company video, and texting three friends) to communicate with the person.
Before you get irate and blame an entire generation for being incapable of conversing live, let’s consider how disruptive, rude, and just plain unproductive a phone call can be. Read more
Calling all hard-core entrepreneurs, the Type A go-getters of the business world. People who feel like they were born to start, lead, and conquer. It’s time to Rework your business.
The book, Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson of 37 Signals, focuses on gutting business as we know it. It underscores why it’s high time to throw out the traditional notions of what it takes to run a business. Then it teaches you how to begin, why you need less than you think, when to launch, how to get the word out, whom (and when) to hire, and how to keep it all under control. Here are the top 10 insights I got from the book. Read more
As humans, we make 100s if not 1,000s of decisions every day. Ranging from what to wear, what to eat, what to read, what to post, what to share, what to write, what to say, who to text, who to hire, who to fire, when to start, when to leave, and the list goes on. Your decision lists are as long as your days and by the end of the day your willpower is depleted and many times your most critical decisions have gone unaddressed.
We have to be careful in our decision making because studies show that we only have a set amount of daily willpower. When our willpower runs low it becomes excruciatingly hard to exercise self-control and execute effective decision making.