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It takes 23 minutes to regain focus after a distraction: Task Switching

Idea to Value

Do you ever get to the end of a working day only to become frustrated that you were unable to complete any of your work? Chances are, you may have become distracted or interrupted at some point. Either from a colleague stopping or sending you a quick message … … or hearing someone talk about some interesting gossip in the background … … quickly opening a web browser to check the news or surf the web … … checking emails and chats … … or even just wo

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How to Manage an Employee Who Always Makes Excuses

Harvard Business Review

If an employee repeatedly fails, one of the reasons is often that they don’t know what showing up would look like. It’s common for managers to shortchange upfront alignment conversations in the name of speed. But that haste can cost you, especially with an unreliable employee. An investment in alignment upfront enables good performance and also provides the framework to address poor performance if it persists.


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Continuous Improvement Tools, Techniques, and Why You Need Them | KaiNexus


Continuous improvement is an ongoing effort to enhance processes, products, services, and overall business performance. It is a systematic approach focusing on making incremental, positive changes to achieve better results over time. Continuous improvement drives business growth, fosters innovation, engages employees, satisfies customers, and mitigates risks.

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Shared Values Key to Achieving the Most Radical Visions

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell With the political season heating up, an increasingly frequent topic of discussion is how radical candidates should be. Some say that the optimal strategy is to be mainstream and court the middle.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Why Being 'Always On' Is Killing Your Innovation, and How to Truly Disconnect

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Identifying "prime time," strategic automation and other strategies for working well with no interruptions.

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AI: Transforming, Not Eliminating, the Jobscape for those who Embrace the Future

Tullio Siragusa

AI: Transforming, Not Eliminating, the Jobscape for those who Embrace the Future As we stand on the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technology are transforming our world. The ensuing fear that AI will replace humans in the workplace is rife. However, the narrative should not be about AI replacing jobs, but rather reshaping them.

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Driving Product Development with Data: Harnessing Analytics for Insight and Innovation


In today’s increasingly digital world, data is the new gold. Every click, every swipe, and every interaction generates valuable information that, when harnessed correctly, can offer deep insights and drive innovation. In product development, data and analytics can be a game-changer. They enable companies to understand customer behavior, validate assumptions, measure success, and drive decision-making.

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Research: Why Managers Deny Inequity in Their Own Organizations

Harvard Business Review

All too often, managers deny the existence of inequities at their organizations and, as a result, resist implementing diversity initiatives there. There are two standard explanations for this behavior: Managers resist because they’re part of privileged demographic groups whose power is threatened by the initiatives, or because they’re ideologically opposed to them.

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Overcome Innovation Lethargy – Teach the World to Fish

Innovation 360 Group

Five factors to enhance professionalism in innovation management, avoiding Innovation Lethargy reaching the results you looking for The post Overcome Innovation Lethargy – Teach the World to Fish appeared first on Innovation360.

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5 Advantages of Fun Strategic Planning for Small Business Leaders


With custom Brainzooming strategy engagements , we invariably target companies with audiences (whether employees, customers, or other stakeholders) of significant size. That’s because they’ll experience the greatest impact from our collaborative strategy approach through dramatically increasing engagement and reducing strategy planning time by up to 80%.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Why Impact Venture Funds Under-Perform


The heightened focus on ESG has sparked the growth of impact venture funds, providing a fresh capital avenue for social enterprises. Usually managed by large organizations and nonprofits, they differ from standard VCs in numerous ways, optimizing for social and environmental goals as well as financial returns chief among them. However, navigating venture is challenging, a reality that’s dawning on many impact venture funds.

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Women Who Are Making Work Better for Women

Harvard Business Review

How Myra, Stephanie, and Becky widened options, networks, and benefits at their companies.

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Do Leaders Know What Employees Really, Really Want?

Michael Roberto

Source: Fortune's Phil Wahba has written an intriguing article titled , "Too many CEOs don’t know what their workers need. Employee ‘engagement’ surveys can make the problem even worse." Wahba starts by giving an interesting example from Starbucks. He points out that former CEO Howard Schultz often took great pride in the tuition assistance program offered to company employees.

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