Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How Culture Impacts on Staff Retention

Great article by blogger Shawn Parr on Fast Company's US Website regarding how culture eats strategy for lunch.  It discusses how smart organisations are now focussing on organisational culture.

Read more here

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Email After Hours....is not responding against the law?

In Brazil workers who answer email after hours could qualify for overtime.
Volkswagen agreed with labour representatives to switch off Blackberry emails after hours.

All this is further to comments by IT company Atos in France late last year when they announced they planned to eliminate internal company emails by 2013.

A sign of the times?

Read the Sydney Morning Herald's article here

Friday, January 13, 2012

31 Ways to Get Smarter in 2012

An excellent, fun idea on ways to build some brain cells in 2012 from Newsweek [also thanks to Jennifer Goddard of Mindwerx who sent me the link].

Not sure I agree with them all, but will definitely be putting a few on my 2012 to do list.

Take a look 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Why everyone in Seattle wants to work at Amazon

Amazon is one of the buzz companies that many would like to work for because of the perception of fun and enjoyment in the workplace.

There are many lessons to be learnt from keeping staff energised and motivated.

Could your organisation benefit from Amazon's insights to be come an employer of choice??

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Everyday Technology Capturing Thieves

We've seen how everyday citizens can utilise cameras and the internet to name and shame hoons and thieves, but here is another twist on how difficult it has become for thieves to steal new technology.

Ipad Thief