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As organisations wake up to the fact that technology plays an important role in how they can remain competitive, they will be motivated to make fundamental changes in how business is conducted. This often comes in the form of a business or digital transformation project to change the way their company operate to make the most of technology. But these changes could alienate employees if not managed correctly.
Hope as you may, you’re just not going to love every person you meet. In fact, you may outright hate a few — but you don’t have to. A study coming out of the University of Groningen indicates that a little shift in the way you approach disliked people could alleviate a lot of those negative feelings.
Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our professional and social lives. Here’s what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who express their hostility in indirect and backhanded ways.
You’re at the park with the kids. Everyone’s having fun, and then a strange dog appears. There’s no owner around. It’s eyeballing the kids. Immediately your threat system becomes activated. You stand alert, fully focused on the dog; heart racing, fists clenched. The dog bolts in, baring its teeth, and you pounce. You’re now in survival mode, full of rage and violence.
Are you a person who always received a prize in pass-the-parcel or a participation trophy for playing sport? If so, chances are you are also expecting to walk into your dream job straight after graduating from university and be offered a six figure salary. The truth is life is tough, and if you want to make it to the top you’re going to have to work for it. Here’s why.
Once upon a time, the typical Australian office involved staff members in cubicles, management in fancy offices and a clear delineation between work time and free time. But the world has changed, and the workspace with it. Remote-friendly business models, a blending of the work-life division, and a rise in fluid “non-employees” are just a few trends to watch out for in the coming year. We look at some of the ways business is changing.
We’re big fans of standing desks at Lifehacker. But not everyone agrees about their supposed health benefits. This infographic looks at various ways to improve posture and alleviate back pain while sitting in the office.