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Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) - From MindTools.com. Continually Improving, in a Methodical Way Also known as the "Deming Wheel," "Shewhart Cycle" and PDSA © GettyImagesanyaivanova The PDCA cycle encourages a commitment to continuous improvement.

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) - From MindTools.com

Imagine that your customer satisfaction score on a popular business ratings website has dipped. Five tips to get the most out of your workday. Getting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup.

Five tips to get the most out of your workday

It’s about taking care of your body and mind, and this starts even outside of the workplace. We all need strategies for increasing productivity; here are five to get you started. 1) Get a good night’s rest The first key to productivity is plenty of sleep. Getting 7-8 hours sleep a night will flow through into your work, from sharper decision making and problem solving, to better coping with change. How I Learned High School Grades Don’t Determine Your Whole Life. While we’re in high school we all come across common myths surrounding careers and our futures, and it can really do your head in!

How I Learned High School Grades Don’t Determine Your Whole Life

Teachers, parents, siblings and friends all tell you different things. Lately we’ve been talking with people and found that these myths aren’t as true as we first thought. And were debunking them, right here, right now. The Top 4 Ways To Stop Stressing And Actually Start Studying. Question 1.

The Top 4 Ways To Stop Stressing And Actually Start Studying

So it’s exam period, what do you do? Freak outPull all of your notes together from the year and cram “Forget” to sleepAll of the above. Millennial Women Conflicted About Being Breadwinners. The general consensus of this group seems to be that the theory of being the partner who earns more is appealing to millennial women.

Millennial Women Conflicted About Being Breadwinners

They want their partners to feel happy and free and like they shouldn’t be expected to support the entire family unit simply based on their gender, but reality throws everyone for a loop. Being the breadwinner, or sole earner, raises the stakes for these respondents internally, in the same way it does for men externally. For many men, having a wife who doesn’t work isn’t just a financial burden, but a social status symbol. Over the last two weeks social feeds and brunch conversations were buzzing about an article from The New York Times reporting that millennial men aged 18 to 25 were more likely than the generation before them to want their wives to be housewives. 9 Ways To Stay Positive In Difficult Times Infographic. Other Infographics 9 Ways To Stay Positive In Difficult Times Infographic 9 Ways To Stay Positive In Difficult Times Infographic Everyone has reason to be discouraged and start thinking negatively.

9 Ways To Stay Positive In Difficult Times Infographic

Like most people, you probably felt the same too. 7 Ways to Put Life Back in Work-Life Balance Infographic. Other Infographics 7 Ways to Put Life Back in Work-Life Balance Infographic 7 Ways to Put Life Back in Work-Life Balance Infographic Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).

7 Ways to Put Life Back in Work-Life Balance Infographic

Related, though broader, terms include “lifestyle calm balance” and “lifestyle choices”. How to Make Difficult Decisions Infographic. Other Infographics How to Make Difficult Decisions Infographic How to Make Difficult Decisions Infographic Decision-making can be a paralyzing prospect: the big choices we face about how we live and work have ramifications a long way down the line.

How to Make Difficult Decisions Infographic

Without 20/20 foresight, the options available to us can pose a potentially endless series of knock on-effects – for better or worse. The use of tried-and-tested decision-making strategies, however, has been shown to cut failure rates by nearly 50%, suggesting that with applied technique, making your choice needn’t be an intimidating task. Developing Resilience - Career Development from MindTools.com. Overcoming and Growing From Setbacks © iStockphotosubman Find the strength to keep going.

Developing Resilience - Career Development from MindTools.com

I have not failed. The PRACTICE Model - Team Management Training From MindTools.com. Finding the Best Solution to a Problem © iStockphotoBeachcottagePhotography Help your coachees get on the right path.

The PRACTICE Model - Team Management Training From MindTools.com

The only solutions that are ever worth anything are the solutions that people find themselves. – Satyajit Ray, film maker. If someone asked you for the best way to drive from point A to point B, you wouldn't advise him just to get in his car and start driving. Wheel of Life - Infographic. Mind Tools Newsletter 361. Mind Tools will treat your email address with complete respect and will not circulate it to any third party. (Click here to view our Privacy Policy.) If you have enjoyed this issue, please do email it on to your friends and co-workers. To find out about new resources on the Mind Tools site as soon as they're uploaded, click here to subscribe to the Mind Tools RSS feed (you'll need an RSS newsreader installed). It turns out hot-desking isn't all it's cracked up to be. A recent survey of 400 multinational corporations found that two-thirds plan to implement shared-desk workplaces by 2020.

But research shows these arrangements have a range of outcomes, many of which are negative. A recently published study of 1,000 Australian employees found that shared-desk environments had a number of problems. These included increased distrust, distractions, uncooperative behaviour and negative relationships. On top of this, there was a decreased perception of support from supervisors. Another study showed that shared-desk environments can lead to employee marginalisation, indifference and inattention to co-workers, loss of identity and decreased organisational commitment.

Smartphones are the New Cigarettes. I go to this boot camp-style class sometimes at a gym near my apartment. It’s one of those classes where a coach stands there and yells at you to do more pushups and squats until you think you’re going to puke. Then you go home and struggle to sit on a toilet for the next three days. It’s great. I love it. I never miss a week. Log In - New York Times. If You Knew Something Would Improve Your Life, Why Wouldn’t You?

When you’re caught in a self-defeating cycle, it can feel impossible to get out. Quite disturbingly, you begin to believe the suffocation of negativity is “normal.” As Dr. Joe Dispenza has said, “What if just by thinking we make our inner alchemy out of the normal state, the self-regulation system of the body eventually considers this abnormal state to be the normal one?” Put simply, your mind, body, and emotions adapt to your expectations and standards. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. It turns out hot-desking isn't all it's cracked up to be. What If We Don't Have One True Calling? It’s been the hottest topic since we turned 5 years old and most likely it still is. The unavoidable life question: What do you want to be when you grow up? So what do you actually want to be when you grow up? Maybe you already have your answer.

Kudos to you! But for me, and perhaps many of you too, this question still causes some serious anxiety. 6 shitty jobs and the lessons I learned. Log In - New York Times. Log In - New York Times. Information Avoidance: How People Select Their Own Reality.