Josie’s Weekly Favorites

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In this weekly article Josie scours the deepest parts of the web in search of the most interesting career-related news, so you don’t have to. Every week we create a selection of three news articles about career development and present you with an excerpt of the article that we think is worth sharing. Click on the heading to read the whole article.

1.      The Human Workplace Needs Human Metrics– Eric Mosley, Forbes Magazine

“Our technical capabilities can outrun our wisdom, and ubiquitous data-gathering raises serious issues of privacy for business leaders and ethicists to address. There’s a positive side, however, to knowing what’s really going on in our workplaces: If leaders put humanity at the center of management, data analysis becomes a tool that enables our most human qualities to flourish.”

2. How to stay awake and alert at work – Meredith Turits,

“Without guzzling coffee, or ignoring our responsibilities so we can get into bed earlier, how can we keep focused and sharp? Part of the solution may be re-thinking our attitudes about the purpose of sleep, and taking cues from people for whom staying alert is a matter of life or death.”

3.     More of this doesn’t necessarily lead to greater job satisfaction – John Anderer, The Ladders

“Many people pursue higher education to get a better job on paper, not realizing that this ‘better job’ isn’t actually better due to the unanticipated effects of demands and stress over time,” Solomon concludes. “It’s good for people to be realistic about the career paths they pursue and what they ultimately value.”

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