Bullying remains a persistent workplace problem, compromising people’s well-being, motivation and productivity. How do you recognize bullies, and what can you do if you witness or become a victim of bullying?
The mainstream economics notion that unfettered growth accompanied by greater consumption and productivity benefits society is false, argues Rob Dietz, Program Director at the Post Carbon Institute. In an interview with getAbstract, he shares his…
“Education Ministries Across Latin America Have Been Quite Creative.”
Learning loss, especially among the world's poor, is a major concern following months of school lockdowns. Yet new teaching tools and digital initiatives rolled out during the pandemic could benefit the cause of improving literacy…
“Our Level of Knowledge About China Is Not Sufficient”
China is systematically trying to expand its influence in the world. China expert Mareike Ohlberg – co-author of Hidden Hand – Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping the World – speaks of infiltration.…
“When It Comes to Innovation, How Do I Balance ‘Core’ Versus ‘New’ Priorities?”
Too often, companies have either a culture that supports rank and hierarchy – which is good for executing projects – or one that supports innovation – which favors new products. Can your company do a good…
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?
Mark Manson wants the generations whom social media and consumer culture affect most to question what they see and believe, to grow up, and to prioritize their values. He promises the process will be painful and challenging, but…
“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”
Solving big social problems requires “advanced leaders.” Never heard of this? Well, you might not yet be one of them.
“How Do I Increase My Consciousness?”
You want to make deliberate choices rather than relying on emotional habits? Here is how to do it!
“How Do I Use Data (Science) to Solve Real-World Problems?”
It sounds complicated. It is. But with these five steps, you can do it.
“Is Remote Work Here to Stay?”
Yes. And here is everything you need to know to be successful (even after a pandemic) – whether as an organization, manager or employee.
Exploring the Wonderland of Child-Led Learning
The many hours of lockdown-induced downtime offer an opportunity for your children to let their natural curiosity take them places they may otherwise not have discovered.
“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”
Everyone performs (subtle) acts of exclusion, most often out of ignorance or unconscious bias. Here is how to handle it – and how you can prevent it.
“What Does It Take to Become a Digital Leader?”
One abstract to rule them all.
Your “Back to the Office” Guide
Here’s how to get back on track after a business interruption.
“How Can I Learn to Distinguish Conspiracy Theories From Serious Knowledge?”
How to deal with internet phenomena that spread even faster than viruses.
“How Do I Ensure That My Business Continues?”
In these times, nothing is certain – right? Let’s prove that wrong!
To Say the Unsayable
When something terrible happens, terrible communication should be avoided. This is how.
“As a Manager, How Can I Learn a ‘Hands Off’ Approach?”
(without having my anxiety go through the roof in the process).
“How Do I Organize Myself When I Pursue Further Education Alongside My Job?”
So that the dream does not turn into a time-juggling nightmare, you should follow these rules.
“How Can I Personally Contribute to a Positive Company Culture?”
Every company has its culture. But if you haven’t yet realised, it’s up to you to change it.
“How Can I Cope With a Possible Loss of Control in My Professional or Private Life?”
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. No matter!
“How Do I Overcome Fears and Get Ahead?”
Fear is a bad adviser. Fortunately, there is good advice to get rid of it.
“Locked Up: How Do I Prepare My Family and Myself for a Coronavirus Quarantine?”
You can still make the best out of this period of isolation.
“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
The coronavirus pandemic is currently forcing many companies to advise employees to work from home. Here are four steps to help make this organizational crisis a success.
“How Can I Combat Loneliness as a Remote Worker?”
Admit to and be pro-active about your feelings of loneliness.
“How Do You Make Remote Learning Fun and Successful?”
It’s just you and a computer screen. Yes, you can learn this way, but you will need fellow travelers to keep you on track.
“Anxiety and Social Distancing Are Depressing. What Can I Do?”
Three books, so you can keep your head up.
“How Do I Convince My Relatives and Colleagues to Take Social Distancing Seriously?”
One uncomfortable situation, three ways to get out of it.
Why Put the Coronavirus into Context?
Only by considering the many facets and consequences of the coronavirus outbreak can we fully grasp its many implications on global society, businesses and individual lives.
“How Do I Work Without Being in the Same Room With My Colleagues?”
Here are our best tips for coordinating operations eye to eye over long distances.
How to Lead Remote Employees in the Wake of COVID-19
Six pieces of practical advice to turn a challenge into a chance.
“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”
Stock market prices are falling, the workforce is threatened with illness – and you have to keep a cool head?
“What Are Future Society’s Biggest Challenges?”
The climate crisis, migration, artificial intelligence – these are just some of the challenges our kids will be grappling with.
“How Can I Get My Financial Life in Order?”
In need of a financial road map, but no idea where to start? There you go!
“What Is Keeping CEOs Awake at Night?”
There are about a thousand click-bait articles out there with this title – but only one library of compressed knowledge that has enough answers at hand to call those nightmares “a thing of the past”…
“How Do I Gain Energy and Enjoy Better Health?”
No Sweat: Find your motivation and set goals!
“How Can Technology Be Designed to Benefit Humans?”
The vast majority of apps are designed to keep us hooked. It does – and mustn’t – be this way.
“How Can I Improve My Ability to Remember?”
Implement a seven-step program to control and optimize your memory!
“How Can I Avoid Technology’s Negative Impacts?”
Technology is stealing our time, robbing us of sleep and hurting our personal relationships. It’s time to take back control of our lives.
FOCUS: 2019-20 Coronavirus Outbreak
Where does the virus come from? How dangerous is it? How can you prevent contracting it? And when will a vaccine be available?
“Does Rising Inequality Pose a Threat to Social Peace?”
Globalization has fuelled inequality in most of the world’s advanced economies, exacerbating the risks of social divisions.
“Who are Millennials and Generation Z?”
In the next decade, millennials and gen Z will dominate the workforce. Let’s get to know them a little better.
“How Do I Manage the Transition from Teammate to Manager?”
Meet Simona, 28, recently promoted to her first leadership role
“How Do I Create a ‘Better’ Website?”
Meet Julia, 26, software developer
“Should I Quit and Start Something New?”
Meet Brittany, 40, Director of Sales Operations
“How to Win with Millennials?”
Variously described as complex, multitasking, technologically savvy, exasperating, bright but entitled, the millennials are a much-stereotyped bunch.
Is a Universal Basic Income a Feasible Approach to Forestalling a Socioeconomic Crisis?
Rising inequality, decades of stagnant wages, job insecurity, the fickle gig economy and now automation: these are some of the reasons for the resurrection of an old idea.
Short of Staging a Revolution, How Can the Current Capitalist System Be Modified?
A widening gap between rich and poor across the world has people rethinking the assumptions and accepted wisdom of mainstream economics.
Which Economists Have Had the Greatest Influence on Our Current Economic System?
Certain works of economic thought have shaped the way modern societies operate – for better and for worse.
“How Do I Handle Losing Sales?”
Meet Frank, 45, salesman
“How Can I Build a True Learning Culture at my Organization?”
Goals: technology-enabled, self-directed, online, social, outcomes-oriented, measurable through …what?
“Am I the Only One Who Finds it Hard to Build Good Relationships with People from Other Cultures?”
No. This is one of the most frequently asked questions in the (business) world.
“The Boss Knows Best, Right?”
Well, strictly “top down” still may work in website menus, but not in digitalized business-structures.
“How Do I Use Data to Make Better Decisions?”
Well, depends on the area of application within your company. Some advice (and a warning) for marketing, HR, management and the boardroom.
“What Do I Have to Know About 5G?”
In a nutshell? A lot!
“Can You Please Prevent Me from Ruining My Institution…
… (When It Comes to Digital Transformation Management)?” Voilà: Four profiles of successful digital executives.
“What Does Digital Transformation Mean for My Career?”
Not only are business models disrupted, but also jobs and ways of working.
“Is My Industry About to Be Disrupted?”
It’s safe to say that no industry will be left untouched by digital disruption. Here’s how to find out if yours is next.
“How Does Transformation Really Happen?”
Enough with the top-down strategizing. Understand how change really happens on the ground – and plan for it accordingly.
“Is There a ‘Best Practice’ When It Comes to Technological Migration?”
As you’re about to be disrupted, “Never change a running system” suddenly sounds pretty ’90s, right?
“How May I Use AI to Enhance Business Operations?”
Competencies and practices that your company should employ to get the most out of AI.
“What is Digital Transformation?”
Definition, fallacies and responsibilities
“What Problems Can I Solve with Blockchain?”
More than you think – and it’s actually much less complicated than it may sound.
“What Should I Study to Be Successful in the Future?”
Meet Florian, 20, future business student
“I’m Brimming with Ideas – How Do I Find My Focus?”
Meet Larry, 45, founder and owner of Move Marketing, Inc. (while it still existed)
“How Do I Find a Job That Suits Both My Personal Interests and My Professional Skills?”
Meet Jane, 30, computer scientist
“What Is the Most Enjoyable Version of Lifelong Learning?”
Meet Bob, 74, retired telephone man
To Thrive In Modern Economy, Forget Doing Things the Old Way
During his business career, Lars Kolind was group chairman of Grundfos, the world’s largest manufacturer of water pumps. It might sound like a staid business, but this role led Kolind to groundbreaking epiphanies.
Want to Win Sales? Impress the Crocodile Brain!
You’ve spent months honing and polishing your sales pitch, and it’s a thing of beauty – logical, well-reasoned, not overly pushy. So why aren’t your prospects buying?