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If You Want Engaged Employees, Offer Them Stability

Stephanie Rau/Getty Images Most of us find it challenging to do our best work when our work environment feels unstable. For example, if you find yourself in the midst of an organizational change, your psychological resources — such as resilience and optimism — may be stretched to the limit. If …

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Ally raises $8M Series A for its OKR solution

OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, are a popular planning method in Silicon Valley. Like most of those methods that make you fill in some form once every quarter, I’m pretty sure employees find them rather annoying and a waste of their time. Ally wants to change that and make …

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How Facebook does IT

  If you have ever worked at any sizable company, the word “IT” probably doesn’t conjure up many warm feelings. If you’re working for an old, traditional enterprise company, you probably don’t expect anything else, though. If you’re working for a modern tech company, though, chances are your expectations are …

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The Meaning of All Caps—in Texting and in Life

WHEN YOU WRITE IN ALL CAPS IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE SHOUTING. All caps to indicate strong feeling may be the most famous example of typographical tone of voice. But there are several kinds of strong feelings. Linguist Maria Heath asked a cross-section of internet users to rate the difference in …

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EU to invest millions in Israel start-ups

The European Union (EU) will invest millions of euros in Israeli start-ups, Globes has reported, as part of a €100 million ($112.3 million) pilot scheme within the European Innovation Council’s Horizon 2020 framework. According to the article, the European Commission will invest up to €15 million ($16.8 million) in Israeli …

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