• Think Like a Rower, and Other Life Lessons from Sports
    Think Like a Rower, and Other Life Lessons from Sports

    Organizations increasingly recognize lifelong learning as an economic imperative. But work-relevant learning does not stop at the end of the workday.

  • “Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
    Photo: Ivan Samkov on Pexels
    “Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

    With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

  • On the (Economic) Effects of Immigration
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    On the (Economic) Effects of Immigration

    The US government suspended many employment visas through the end of 2020. Does that make economic sense?

  • “How Can You Make Consumption Sustainable?”
    “How Can You Make Consumption Sustainable?”

    It has been suggested that if everyone on planet Earth lived the way we do in the developed world, we would need four planets. Present-day consumerism is unsustainable – but how can it be replaced?

  • “Is Consumerism Preventing Us from Being Happy?”
    “Is Consumerism Preventing Us from Being Happy?”

    Choices, choices everywhere. Keeping up with the latest fashion and gadgets is not just cash-intensive but also time-consuming. Think about it this way: What else could you be doing with the time not spent consuming?

  • Kick Off Your Staycation – the Right Way
    Kick Off Your Staycation – the Right Way

    This summer, many will forgo traveling to a vacation destination. Still, you will need to take some time off. Learn how to maximize the benefits of your staycation – and return to work feeling more…

  • Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19
    Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has been a game-changer on many fronts. On June 3, 2020, getAbstract’s VP of Sales UK, Jayne D’Silva, had the opportunity to talk to four senior L&D experts about the “new normal” – and…

  • “You’re fired!”
    “You’re fired!”

    How to not only cope with a layoff, but turn it into an opportunity.

  • “Performance Reviews: How Do I Give the Right Feedback in the Current Exceptional Situation?”
    Performance reviews: Make a directional decision - or at least cause one. There are in fact more than only two ways to proceed. / Photo: Jon Tyson at Unsplash
    “Performance Reviews: How Do I Give the Right Feedback in the Current Exceptional Situation?”

    You have three options.

  • Ain’t Nobody Here
    You want your employees to feel comfortable on their first day back in the office? Well, here, consider to go in with dumpsters, crowbars and chainsaws.
    Ain’t Nobody Here

    Currently, many offices are empty. This will soon change. Did your organization use the time to bring the place up to date? Did you, as a leader, realize long-cherished office dreams or at least make…