1.416.536.KEEN (5336)

Work-Life Balance Takes a Fall

Looking for work-life balance in your next professional post? Keep it to yourself. In a fell swoop, an Australian HR professional has rendered that once-trendy (now terrible) trio of words toxic. In other words: utter them in a job interview at your peril. Down under,...

Remembering Your Work Mum on Mother’s Day

If you find yourself taking a bus in Wellington, NZ, in the next few days, have a look for an unexpected jewellery ad on its back end, the evident product of a brainstorming session at Michael Hill Jeweller about how to grow the Mother’s Day pie. Here is the “Work...

The Underground Revolt against the 996

The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Jack Ma took some heat recently for praising his company’s punishing work culture.At his organization, which has lined Ma’s pockets to the tune of US$39.1 billion (making him among the world’s wealthiest souls),...

The Premack Principle: Dinner Then Dessert

Everybody knows a thing or two about procrastination, a hard-won skill polished through years of practice in front of computer screens crawling with cat videos. For those folks without the inner discipline to overcome it, consider the Premack Principle.  This...

This is Your Work-Brain on Music

Way back to the days when yodellers serenaded sheep herders in the Swiss Alps, it’s been understood that music enhances the experience of work. No wonder science has gone to town on the stuff, reeling off study after study linking tunes with toil. In one, IT...