Almost everyone in his personal life and business spends time, energy and money on things that are indirectly related to our happiness and values for others. Learn to attach importance to those few people and events that give meaning to life and provide maximum income.
What do language, cinema and the Internet have in common? Perhaps a lot, but one key similarity is that all of these are pronounced examples of the exceptionally useful law of force, which always indicates where more can be obtained for less.
In 2004, two Xerox researchers found that most of the traffic on the World Wide Web was controlled by a small percentage of sites: 119 sites — less than one-tenth of 1 percent — accounted for 32 percent of all visits. 5 percent of the sites selected for the study 6000 accounted for 75 percent of visits. Continue reading
What motivates you to work? Contrary to popular belief, this is not only money. But it is not only pleasure. It seems that most of us are thriving, constantly moving forward and feeling purposeful. The behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two instructive experiments that show our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Transcription of Dan Ariely’s performance at the TED venue:
Today I want to talk a little about work and workers. When we think about how people work, we imagine people as rats in a maze. Money is the only thing people care about, and when we pay people, we can order them to work on this or that. For this reason, we pay bonuses to bankers and pay in various ways. In fact, we unusually simplify the view of why people work and what the labor market looks like. Continue reading
Any attempts to evaluate staff motivation are fraught with serious consequences for the management system. Everyone knows that with good quality work of employees and high productivity, research on motivation is practically not carried out. There is simply no reason for them. The need for assessing motivation arises when there is a suspicion (or actual confidence) that employees work half-heartedly, engage in extraneous activities at workplaces, use company resources to solve personal issues, in particular, all the means of communication. In this case (as in the case of a large “staff turnover”), the management system is tempted to assess employee motivation in order to make feasible adjustments to it. For this purpose, a study is being undertaken, the main form of which is a questionnaire. Continue reading