Knowing your Myers-Briggs type is almost as common as knowing your credit score – maybe even more so. It’s widely considered to be the most frequently used personality test, but evidence – or, rather, lack thereof – suggests that it’s totally meaningless and organizations should stop using it.
CEOs get paid too much, according to pretty much everyone in the world. But how much do you think they actually get paid, versus should get paid? Recent research says that, globally, we’re very naive about the actual disparity between what we think is fair and what they collect.
How much time do you spend in front of an electronic screen every day? Your computer at work, tablet to read on the bus, TV in the evening, phone to just quickly check email or peek in on Facebook… It all adds up, to about 6 or 7 hours a day if you’re average. It’s tough to be bored with so many things to occupy our every free moment. But being bored is important to being creative and productive.
Children are taught about nutrition and exercise for their bodies, but what about keeping their brain fit and healthy? Barbara Arrowsmith Young, author of “The Woman Who Changed Her Brain,” makes the point that every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive exercises at school, and it applies just as much to adults too.
An employee review is supposed to help identify issues and increase employee performance, ultimately increasing productivity for the company. But a study found that companies that use 360 reviews, where colleagues and clients provide the feedback, saw a 10% drop in performance.