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What makes the difference in whether an
employee leaves, accepts, or declines a position?
A new study by Monster, the
online career site, says salary, opportunity for work-life balance,
and benefits were the key factors. Diversity was another common
theme—it was important to people of color as well as
almost half of all Caucasians.
Get key details about differences in motivation
by ethnicity, gender, and age
Time magazine names you
"2006 Person of the
Individuals have created a revolution,
the magazine claims, and predicts that this revolution will
not only change the world but change how the world changes.
What does this mean for business, and for how offices are
Share your thoughts
Do you have a mission, or do you
try to be all things to all people?
That's the defining difference among companies
profiled in Polly LaBarre's new book
Mavericks at Work. The companies LaBarre
"strategy as advocacy,"
they have a mission and they're in business to
advance it—even if it goes against conventional
business wisdom. And that's what makes them successful.
So the obvious question: how might what LaBarre uncovered
be useful not only on the company level, but also at
the level of the individual worker? For more "maverick" ideas, see marketing leader
Kawasaki's interview with LaBarre.
Do you procrastinate
because you're secretly a perfectionist?
Well, here's how to get over it so you can cut
down on the stress and stay sane while you're
working on that next project.
Six tips on how to be ultra-productive
Flexible workplaces are getting more attention.
This past Fall, Houston's mayor challenged employers to implement flexible work options for two weeks.
The results? On two of the city's major freeways, 32,000 peak-time commuters saved more than 5.8%
in travel time.
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