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The skills leaders need
people tend to assume that confident individuals are competent, when there is no actual relationship between the two qualities. Those confident people are then promoted. Overconfidence afflicts both sexes, but men more so; one study found that they overestimated their abilities by 30% and women by 15% on average.
Leadership  studies  books  gender  management  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
Why the eight-hour workday doesn't work
> The ideal work-to-break ratio was 52 minutes of work, followed by 17 minutes of rest.
studies  productivity  work 
march 2019 by cote
Does terrorism work? We studied 90 groups to get the answer
> We found that only six of the 45 terror groups – that’s 13.3 percent – accomplished their broader goals; the others did not... Meanwhile, among the 45 groups that chose not to use terrorism, 26 – or 57.8 percent – achieved their objectives, while 19 did not.
studies  politics  terrorism  charts 
december 2018 by cote
People don’t trust HR
“More than 70% of employees surveyed in tech do not trust HR, according to a new Blind survey. Only 26% of respondents said they do trust HR, and another 4% said their companies have no HR department. The survey, which Blind conducted through its mobile app, collected responses from more than 11,000 users.... In a previous poll, Blind found that 42% of users wouldn't feel comfortable reporting cases of sexual harassment to HR, and 41% have witnessed or experienced retaliation.”
hr  studies 
august 2018 by cote
We need to talk about organizational change management
“Treat them with the same respect and reverence and results will follow. Treat them as a resource that needs managing like spare parts that can be replaced, and you’ll fail.”
studies  leadership  digitaltransformation 
august 2018 by cote
On Preferring A to B, while also preferring B to A
‘There is a tendency to think that joint evaluation is always better since it is the “full information” condition. Sunstein pushes against this interpretation because he argues that full information doesn’t mean full rationality.’

Placing value on something is situational and filled mostly with personal (or organization) judgement.
psychology  pricing  studies 
july 2018 by cote
The still-coherent culture that is the United States
Social stuff: ‘Maybe this is the most important result: since 1976 there has not been much divergence between liberal and conservative attitudes toward civil liberties or law enforcement. The divergence on government spending is noticeable but not enormous (see p.39). the divergence on “Marriage, Sex, Abortion” is quite large. In another words, the true polarization is happening across gender issues, as I’ve argued numerous times in the past.’
gender  society  studies  usa 
july 2018 by cote
The association of lifetime alcohol use with mortality and cancer risk in older adults: A cohort study
“In comparison to lifetime light alcohol drinkers (1–3 drinks per week), lifetime never or infrequent drinkers (<1 drink/week), as well as heavy (2–<3 drinks/day) and very heavy drinkers (3+ drinks/day) had increased overall mortality and combined risk of cancer or death.”
studies  booze 
june 2018 by cote
Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate
“Mindfulness might be unhelpful for dealing with difficult assignments at work, but it may be exactly what is called for in other contexts. There is no denying that mindfulness can be beneficial, bringing about calm and acceptance. Once you’ve reached a peak level of acceptance, however, you’re not going to be motivated to work harder.”
mindfulness  productivity  studies  work 
june 2018 by cote
From Pink Milk to Smart Questions, How to Be a Rebel Leader
“We underestimate how flattering it is to be asked for advice. By asking questions, we give others the opportunity to share their personal experience and wisdom, thus stroking their ego. Curiosity is a way of being rebellious in the world. Rebels fight their fears and are willing to push past the discomfort of showing others that they need their help. It may feel scary, but it brings about all sorts of benefits. Curiosity is related to both greater positive emotions and greater closeness when we interact with strangers for the first time. In one study my colleagues and I conducted.”
leadership  psychology  studies  conversation  meetings 
may 2018 by cote
Authenticity Wins
Put user generated content in your Web 2.0 hustling mix:

“The study also highlights other social media nuances that might be easy to overlook. While posts featuring user-generated content deliver a higher lift than traditional brand posts, the research makes clear that filling your feed with UGC images isn’t always the way to go. Luxury beauty brands see a 23% engagement lift from UGC, yet auto brands see a more modest 3% increase. This could be a matter of frequency, as luxury brands feature user-generated content in only 2% of posts, while auto companies include it in a fifth of content.”
advertising  luxery  web2.0  gartner  marketing  studies 
may 2018 by cote
European privacy regulations predicted to damage digital advertising revenue
“Citi cites forecasts that ePrivacy could trigger a 70% reduction in European display ad revenue, and a 33% cut in digital ad budgets, either of which could eviscerate Facebook and Google, at least under their current business model.”

The narrative that these are “tech companies,” at at least that these are the only tech companies, still drives me crazy. For example, are IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle in that bucket. Aside from advertising at Bing, clearly not. So called “tech companies” in this discussion should be called “advertising companies.”
studies  eprivacy  regulations  GDPR  advertising  predictions  web2.0 
may 2018 by cote
A New Study on Design Thinking is Great News for Designers
"Forrester has determined that teams that are applying IBM’s design thinking practice and are adequately staffed with design talent are getting to market twice as fast as without. These teams are also seeing up to a 75% reduction in design and development time."
ibm  design  proofpoints  forrester  studies 
may 2018 by cote
Why Your IT Project May Be Riskier Than You Think
"Fully one in six of the projects we studied was a black swan, with a cost overrun of 200%, on average, and a schedule overrun of almost 70%."
agile  digitaltransformation  studies  finance  budgeting  prjmgmt 
may 2018 by cote
The sky’s the limit
‘But China could add 13% to its GDP by 2025, relative to a baseline, if it increased women’s employment, hours and productivity as quickly as the leading countries in its region or peer group, McKinsey says. That would translate into an extra $2.6trn by 2025 (an economy the size of France). In India the relative gain could be even greater (18%), because it has far more room for improvement. McKinsey’s scenario would require 37% of Indian women to be in the workforce, up from 27% now.’
studies  numbers  labor  asia  gender  captalism 
april 2018 by cote
A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home
“the robust, nearly two-year study showed an astounding productivity boost among the telecommuters equivalent to a full day's work. Turns out work-from-home employees work a true full-shift (or more) versus being late to the office or leaving early multiple times a week and found it less distracting and easier to concentrate at home.”
work  remote  studies 
april 2018 by cote
For Women and Minorities to Get Ahead, Managers Must Assign Work Fairly
“For many women, the disparity in assignments comes back to what we’ve called maternal wall bias — a set of negative assumptions about mothers’ competence and commitment. After having a child, mothers come back to work to find that their best projects and clients have been reassigned to colleagues. In some cases, women report that it takes years to get back to the type of work they were doing before taking maternity leave. As a white female lawyer reported, “I made partner in the shortest time of any female. Things were great. I had my son. I worked part-time during leave and came back in nine weeks. My work was gone. It has taken two years and a change in focus to get back to the level I was at.”
gender  studies  work  bigco 
april 2018 by cote
The gender wage gap is really a child care penalty
“In Denmark, childbearing creates a 20 percent gender wage gap.”
gender  pay  charts  studies 
february 2018 by cote
Building the convincing PaaS business case
Pretty good check-in on current studies showing productivity and ROI from using PaaS.
proofpoints  pivotal  costs  studies  paas  roi  azure 
january 2018 by cote
The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students
While I don’t disagree with this kind of ASTOUNDING FINDING, what it usually means that in addition to engineering, it turns out you need these other skills. I sure STEM is necessary, but not sufficient to be a good nerd in corporate America:

“among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM expertise comes in dead last. The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”
skills  google  work  studies 
january 2018 by cote
Left in the lurchGlobalisation has marginalised many regions in the rich world
Between 1990 and 2010 the rate of economic convergence across American states slowed to less than half what it had been between 1880 and 1980. It has since fallen close to zero. Rich cities started pulling away from less well-off counterparts (see chart 1). According to the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, in the decade to 2015 productivity growth in American metropolitan areas was highest in the top 10% and the bottom 20% (where, by definition, the baseline was low). Struggling middle-income cities like Scranton fell further behind. A recent report by the OECD found that, in its mostly-rich members, the average productivity gap between the most productive 10% of regions and the bottom 75% widened by nearly 60% over the past 20 years.
Numbers  economics  studies  links  via:Workflow 
october 2017 by cote
Cringe-worthy memories of our own dirty deeds get fuzzed up in our brains
The data from all the experiments, the authors conclude, “highlight an important consequence of dishonesty: obfuscation of one’s memory over time because of the psychological distress and discomfort created by unethical actions.”
turnsout  honesty  studies  psychology 
may 2016 by cote
Why you should start work at 10am (unless you're in your 50s)
"The 10-year-old and 55-year-old wake and sleep naturally at the same time."
work  sleep  numbers  studies 
september 2015 by cote
Team work bringing down the average - April 20, 2015 at 09:36AM
IFTTT  Tumblr  studies  lean  trucking  management  BigData  cases 
april 2015 by cote
To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home - HBR
[W]e found that people working from home completed 13.5% more calls than the staff in the office did—meaning that Ctrip got almost an extra workday a week out of them. They also quit at half the rate of people in the office—way beyond what we anticipated. And predictably, at-home workers reported much higher job satisfaction
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  work  remote  studies  link  tumblr:link 
january 2015 by cote
Employers ignore almost everything on your application–except this – Quartz
Referrals account for between 30 and 50% of hires in the US. In a paper published earlier this year, researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and MIT studied data from a financial services company, and found that while referrals only made up about 6% of total applications, they resulted in more than a quarter of hires. That’s more than the number hired via online job boards, even though those job hunters accounted for 60% of applications and 40% of interviews. In fact, a referral who gets an interview has a 40% better chance of getting hired than other candidates. See here.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  studies  jobs  job  hunting  numbers  link  tumblr:link 
december 2014 by cote
A slightly different cut at who’d benefit from DevOps, by industry. From the ever rich vein of DevOps market surveys we’ve done. This is also the “I want a pony” slide: of course you’d like to speed up!
DevOps  DevOpsStudy  charts  451  451Rsearch  studies  surveys  segmentation  highlight  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
november 2014 by cote
“What if?” statements throw fuel on the fire of stress and worry. Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you’ll spend focusing on taking action that will calm you down and keep your stress under control. Calm people know that asking “what if? will only take them to a place they don’t want—or need—to go. Just keep suckin’ on that chili dog.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  stress  work  calm  studies  GTD  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
You should spend an average of six hours a week with each employee From a summary of a study on how much time management should spend with each employee, each week: Moving from one to six hours weekly contact with the boss increased employee inspiration by 29 percent, but after six hours inspiration actually started to take a hit. From a study of 30,000 American and Canadian employees, executives and middle managers. The metrics of “good” are things like “inspiration” and NPS. Also, it says you can’t really manage more than seven people. I’ll have to read up more on it.
dailywrap  work  management  numbers  studies  charts  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
july 2014 by cote
A 13-year study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has revealed that if you take naps during the day, your life is going to be short… The report, which was performed by researchers at Cambridge University, studied the habits of over 16,000 men and women in Britain and found that those who take naps during the day are almost a third more likely to die before they turn 65.
sleep  studies  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
april 2014 by cote
Employees don’t like working for creative managers – Quartz
[M]anagement’s function isn’t about creating, but rather “ensuring that repetitive tasks were completed, improving economic efficiency, maximizing labor and machine productivity. Not a lot of creativity is needed; in fact, it might even be inefficient.” And as I like to point out: he didn’t actually make the trains run on time.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  management  studies  creative  work  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
Companies get worse at truly innovating the more financial analysts cover them – Quartz
They did a study! The number of patents filed (an easy, cross-industry measure of innovation, though not perfect) went down the more scrutiny there was overly quarterly performance: [The study] demonstrated that companies produce fewer, and less-significant patents the more financial analysts cover them. I’m fascinating by this quandary at tech companies. Some like Google and Apple seem fine, Microsoft who has generally had stellar financials over the past decade nonetheless gets punished (for not being Apple and Google, basically), and then folks like Dell feel the need to go private to escape this problem. It’s a wicked problem.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  goingprivate  ipos  numbers  wallstreet  studies  link  tumblr:link 
september 2013 by cote
State of the Public Cloud: The Cloud Adopters' Perspective - Whitepaper | Appirio
"To understand the cloud adopter perspective, Appirio worked with Itracks, a leading online market research firm, to survey IT decision makers at 150+ mid-to-large sized North American companies (all with >500 employees, 65% with over 1000 employees) who had already adopted at least one leading SaaS or cloud application. We wanted to learn from these cloud adopters."
cloud  studies  surveys  cloudcases  numbers  enterprise 
december 2010 by cote
Flurry Smartphone Industry Pulse, November 2009
"While it is clear that the iPhone has significant short-term revenue value for Apple, Flurry believes that the iPod Touch holds more long-term strategic value for Steve Jobs and team. As all industry eyes look to the iPhone, the iPod Touch is quietly building a loyal base among the next generation of iPhone users, positioning Apple to corner the smartphone market not only today, but also tomorrow.... When today's young iPod Touch users age by five years, they will already have iTunes accounts, saved personal contacts to their iPod Touch devices, purchased hundreds of apps and songs, and mastered the iPhone OS user interface. This translates into loyalty and switching costs, allowing Apple to seamlessly 'graduate' young users from the iPod Touch to the iPhone. For OEMs hoping to challenge Apple, we believe an even greater sense of urgency must be adopted."
thekids  research  mobile  via:ypulse  studies  Apple  iPhone  iPhoneTouch  brand 
december 2009 by cote
IBM Study Reveals Drug Companies Struggle to Improve Supply Chain to Battle Counterfeiting, Safety Concerns and Global Complexity
Seems like something scratching the surface of what all this "Smart Planet" hoopla is: "Using smarter, more intelligent supply chain systems that connect suppliers, manufacturers, distribution and customers can more effectively allocate inventory around the world, making real-time adjustments in production and distribution and avoiding costly stockpiles. With the help of sensors and other smart devices to communicate and share information, new efficiencies can be attained. For example, smart pallets of flu medication can sense what and how much medication they are carrying, monitor proper levels of refrigeration and storage, and automatically send a signal when the pallet needs to be replenished. A smarter supply chain helps drug companies capitalize on revenue opportunities in emerging markets while more advanced customer insight allows firms to tailor their products and create new drugs, devices and even diagnostic tools to expand their business."
pharma  IBM  studies  numbers  supplychain  redmonkclients  smartplanet  cases 
september 2009 by cote
Instant Messaging Proves Useful In Reducing Workplace Interruption
"because it is socially acceptable to ignore or dismiss a message, many use the technology to put off more disruptive conversations"
im  collab  work  studies 
june 2008 by cote
Young Adults Feel 'News Fatigue'
"[W]hat the AP calls '1-2-3 filing,' starting with a news alert headline for breaking news, followed by a short present-tense story that is usable on the Web and by broadcasters." Gets more pageviews for them.
via:pn  news  numbers  thekids  studies  publishing 
june 2008 by cote

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