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July 13th 2018
Time to let go
Our phones have been designed to make us addicted. And it works ! But this dependence is not inconsequential, and more and more experts are sounding the alarm on the troubles that lurk our overloaded brains. To regain control over this modern day drug, you have to understand how it operates on us ... and learn how to get into "airplane mode".
Our attention is worth a million. The longer tech companies manage to capture it, the more money they make, for it is the number of users and the time spent on their platform that gives value to their stock market and allow them to sell advertising.
* There are inherent mechanisms in technology that make use of the phone addictive. But the very source of dependence, the substance, is social interaction (according to Samuel P.L.Veissière, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University) *
An 8 pages article, filled with idnteresting and relevant information, that even offers a Detox user manual ...
July 13th, 2018
It's time to let go
Our phones were designed to make us addicted. And it works ! But this addiction is not without consequences, and more and more experts are sounding the alarm bells on the troubles that threaten our overloaded brains. To regain control over this modern day drug, we have to understand how it acts on us… and learn to put ourselves in “airplane mode”.
Our attention is worth dearly. The longer technology companies manage to capture it, the more money they make since it is the number of users and the time spent on their platform that add value to their stock and allow them to sell advertising. .
* There are mechanisms inherent in gist technology that make phone use addictive. But the very source of addiction, the substance, is social interactions (according to Samuel PLVeissière, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University) *
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
8-page article, filled with interesting and relevant information, which even offers a Detox instructions ...
February 16th, 2017
There is a lot of hypocrisy in the current discourse around postponing the retirement age.
In the name of economic growth, businesses and governments are preaching these days for workers to work until they are 67 years old. But as employers, they are the first to look down on older employees.
In public, they will tell you that manpower is their most valuable asset, that they promote mentoring, knowledge transfer, and blah, blah, blah ... But when it comes to streamlining, it's is funny how these beautiful values are quickly trown overboard.
Comes restructuring time, and then, employees 55 years of age and over, those who have higher wages, go down the trap in the floor. Welcome to the era of disposable employees! (French only)
Aug 22nd 2019
Four new features for busy professionals
Some would like to go back to school for years. Getting into an MBA, for example. But sometimes you have to turn to faster options. Here are four new programs created for busy people.
The Essentials of Leadership training aims to demystify leadership, to enable participants to become aware of the diversity of expectations, to get to know themselves better and to find a way of exercising their leadership that suits them. This five-day program focuses on classroom interaction and was created by Cyrille Sardais, holder of the Pierre-Péladeau Chair in Leadership. It is aimed at people who have eight or more years of work experience, including at least four in a management role. Among the most recent novelties in the HEC Montréal Essentials training series from the School of Executives, we also find The Essentials in Corporate Finance and The Essentials in Marketing Communication.
July 11th 2018
And if you didn't have a dedicated workspace?
Highly technological spaces that reflect their corporate culture.
All workstations are height adjustable and any employee who uses one simply has to plug a laptop to be instantly recognized and have access to its network space and use the various devices available.
Each station also gives access to a personal telephone line.
Shared spaces, relaxation areas, conference rooms, closed offices when needed, state-of-the-art technology for visual presentations, everything has been designed for optimal well-being and efficiency.
The article and the video are worth the click ;)