Workforce Development News – Oct. 23, 2017

By on October 23, 2017
Current State of Gender Equality

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There Are Two Types of Performance — But Most Organizations Only Focus on One

“There’s a time to stick to your strategy and a time to divert from it.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/there-are-two-types-of-performance-but-most-organizations-only-focus-on-one

Little Consensus on Views of The Current State of Gender Equality

“Women in the United States have made significant strides toward closing the gaps that have kept them from achieving equality with men. But the country is sharply divided over how much work remains to be done, and those divisions are rooted mainly in the growing partisan schism that pervades American values and culture these days.”
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/10/18/wide-partisan-gaps-in-u-s-over-how-far-the-country-has-come-on-gender-equality/

The Rise of Behavioral Economics and Its Influence on Organizations

“Nobel winner Richard Thaler changed how we think about human behavior.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/the-rise-of-behavioral-economics-and-its-influence-on-organizations

The 5 Drivers of Disengagement

“All of us have been trained since birth to wipe out change by using several different filters. We find these filters used often in the workplace to resist change, but they also undermine morale and transparency. Recognize and manage these ‘killer filters’ to better deal with change.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-5-drivers-of-disengagement/

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

“The crisis we face about ‘truth’ and reliable facts is predicated less on the ability to get people to believe the *wrong* thing as it is on the ability to get people to *doubt* the right thing.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/10/19/the-future-of-truth-and-misinformation-online/

Ten Things Never, Ever To Say When You’re A New Employee

“Most of us feel at least a little insecure in a new job. We try to compensate by being bright and witty, and sharing our great ideas. We may work too hard at impressing our new teammates with our brains and competence — and end up alienating them.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/10/16/ten-things-never-ever-to-say-when-youre-a-new-employee/

In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage

“Shut off the relentless stream of time-wasters.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/in-a-distracted-world-solitude-is-a-competitive-advantage

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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