Weekly Digest - Vol. 7
This weekly digest primarily pulls from what I share on LinkedIn, but going forward I think I'm going to start bringing in other articles and insights I've been collecting throughout my internet meanderings. Everything shared is purely a repository of what I find insightful or interesting, or that shocks my mind into a spiral of thought that otherwise wouldn't have happened. I hope that you, dear reader, find some of these items inspiring as well.
Finding your "better-half" through technology is never going to go away, but it is constantly iterating. It looks like this latest entrant into the wild, wooly world of romance and partnership is relying on the UX/I of popular social media apps shift towards video content, short video content, to drive a more authentic experience. It's definitely a leg up from profile pics and emojis and potentially could help reduce the artificiality that surrounds app dating. I would swipe right.
The goal is to not enforce the wrong structure on your team. Find out who thrives in chaos and who needs order to perform well within your organization.
Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics focusing on the study of chaos — dynamical systems whose apparently random states of disorder and irregularities are actually governed by underlying patterns and deterministic laws that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. [source: Wikipedia] It seems that applies to how organizations and people function as well, i.e. there is method to the madness.
I think this being always on at work is a very American state-of-mind, especially since it's been pretty well documented that perceived value of an American is directly related to the amount of income they can achieve in their work.
Ample evidence indicates that time off can help employees avoid burnout and perform better, yet workers have been taking even less of it during the pandemic. The time has come to address a persistent disconnect between time-off policies and workplace culture.
I like this article for the sole reason that it brings to life yet another aspect of how technology, while here to help us make our lives easier, somehow is also insidiously taking over what makes us human.
Going to start ending these with a quote from one of Tolkien's works. This week we have:
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.