A combination of transparency, skill, pride and fun has seen OBS named among the nation’s 10 most desirable workplaces each year since the BRW awards began in 2009.
A great read on employee satisfaction – how to measure it, achieve it and the correlation to customer NPS.
A new survey from Human Resources vendor NorthgateArinso claims that Australians are actually getting better at saying “no” to work. According to the survey results;
It’s not that this particular article in interesting — its that articles like this are appearing more and more often: “Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week” via Inc.com
No new facts or research in this article. Just more evidence of a trend to discourage long working hours to promote productivity.
Firms are holding training sessions to teach employees the basics of what’s known as visual note taking. Others, like vacation-rental company HomeAway Inc. and retailer Zappos, are hiring graphic recorders, consultants who sketch what is discussed at meetings and conferences, cartoon-style, to keep employees engaged.
via Managing Distraction: How and Why to Ignore Your Inbox – Forbes
I was happy to be followed by @bilsel on Twitter, the creator of a new document collaboration tool, Clinked. It is designed to encourage collaboratio and comments and very importantly — sign off. I have worked in places that rely on seperate change logs for document edits. Its a punishing and clumsy workflow. This tool seems to solve that problem at least. One to experiment with in the near future.
So thinks Nick Bilton in an opinion piece blaming comfort on the lack of mobile innovation at Facebook and Google
And this is what I am hoping I will be working on soon:
The great team at Behance have delivered another thoughtful piece inviting us to consider, or perhaps even audit how we work.
How HR can influence an innovative culture through selection and rewarding exploration over exploitation: Roger Martin talks ‘design thinking’
Standing while you work? It’s called “activity based working” and it’s happening right now at Australian Banks
At work … the effects of prolonged sitting.