Tuesday 27 November 2018

Recommended Read: High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification

Really interesting #longread on how industry is using #gamification to "incentivise" workers - I'm more inclined to describe it as "manipulate" but anyway...


Wednesday 7 November 2018

Recommended Read: What's an arts degree really worth?

For me, it's been incredibly valuable.

"Increasingly, the business world is realising that the skills of most value in the new economy will be those of critical and analytical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills – skills that humanities subjects deliver in spades."


Thursday 1 November 2018

Recommended Read: Say no to meetings! And 3 other ideas to keep your workplace happy and healthy

Some good ideas here. I like reading stuff like this to remind me that it's OK to shut the phone off and just focus on one thing at a time.

"There are lots of ways to slice 60 minutes.

1 × 60 = 60
2 × 30 = 60
4 × 15 = 60
25 + 10 + 5 + 15 + 5 = 60

All of the above equal 60, but they’re different kinds of hours. The number might be the same, but the quality isn’t. The quality hour we’re after is 1 × 60."