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What motivates us at work? More than money

What motivates us at work? More than money
“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely (TED Talk: What makes us feel good about our work?) “We really have this incredibly simplistic view of why people work and what the labor market looks like.” Instead, when you look carefully at the way people work, he says, you find out there’s a lot more at play — and at stake — than money. Ariely provides evidence that we are also driven by the meaningfulness of our work, by others’ acknowledgement — and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the task is, the prouder we are. “When we think about labor, we usually think about motivation and payment as the same thing, but the reality is that we should probably add all kinds of things to it: meaning, creation, challenges, ownership, identity, pride, etc.,” Ariely says.

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The Path to Resilience The more we learn about resilience in children, the more we begin to understand the powerful role that adults can play in fostering it, even in kids who face daunting challenges. As the latest science from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard shows, resilience is fluid and compounding, nurtured by the essential fertilizer of an adult’s caring attention. A new three-part video series produced by the center explores — in clear and simple terms — exactly how that happens, answering questions about why some children who face serious problems can cope and thrive. Resilience is a broad set of “capacities and skills and abilities that give people a sense of mastery and management of difficulty,” says center director Jack Shonkoff, one of a number of neuroscientists and early childhood experts who paint a picture of resilience as a quality that is built over time, resulting from the interactions of people and their environment.

Formation continue : trouver une formation et un organisme de formation - L' Formation - - L'Express emploi Being Too Hard on Yourself Creates a Dangerous Feedback Loop by Robert Montenegro Self-sabotage is a fascinating topic. Philosophically speaking, the impetus for every human action is the pursuit of some form of happiness. Why, then, do so many people purposely handicap themselves when striving for goals? What pushes someone to believe they don't deserve and therefore shouldn't have happiness? Most research on this subject points to self-esteem. There's also the fact that, in any hero's journey, failure is part of growth. Over at The Huffington Post, author Margie Warrell promotes her new book Brave with an article on why it's so important not to be so hard on yourself: "The negative emotions we create by being overly hard on ourselves not only erode our happiness, but change our physiology. Simply put: Self-critique is important for growth as long as you commit to being fair with yourself. Warrell's advice is to identify ways to be kinder to yourself. Read more at The Huffington Post. Photo credit: Photo Africa / Shutterstock

Steve Ball : Seattle Guitar Circle: 1998 Circulation Project Notes Over the past few months, a small team of Seattle guitarists have been meeting on Saturday mornings to explore what might come next for us as individuals and as a community of aspiring musicians. As we meet to explore new ways to work together, a number of the variables in the air include some ground that was explored (initially) almost seventeen years ago, so I thought it may be useful to dig out some notes from our work back in those days as reference. One of the emerging ‘containers for group improvisation’ included a group practice known as “Follow the Leader” – a sort of analog delay. Here are my notes from the first meeting of a five week Circulation Project that I initiated years ago during another transition in Seattle Guitar Circle history. Seattle Guitar Circle 1998 Circulation Project Meeting #1: Transmission of Quantity Saturday September 5th, 1998 1416 Evergreen Point Road, Medina Agenda 9:00 - 9:30 Sitting 9:30-10:00 Coffee and free warm-up 10:00-12:00 Circulation Meeting #1

How Your Boss Affects your Health and Relationships - Cesar Gamio | Wellbeing According to the latest “Time-Use studies,” which provide information about how people spend their time, who they spend it with and how they feel at various points throughout the day, one major finding from this research is that, for most people, the person they least enjoy being around is their boss! According to the study, most people actually prefer doing menial chores and cleaning the house than to spend time with their boss. Most people overlook the massive influence that the boss-subordinate relationship has on our engagement at work, our physical, mental and emotional health and overall wellbeing. The most common traits shown by bad leaders include stubbornness, self-oriented, overly demanding, impulsiveness, interrupting and tantrum-throwing. Having this type of leadership in an organisation unsurprisingly leads to increased employee turnover, absenteeism and decreased productivity, commitment and performance — that’s pretty obvious.

Agilbee Be Agile | Centre de Coaching et Formation Agile Présentation Description Au travers de multiples ateliers et jeux, la formation "Agile - Les fondamentaux" vous permet de découvrir l'Agile comme étant avant tout un état d'esprit bien plus qu'une simple méthodologie ou qu'un cadre de travail. Vous y découvrirez les concepts clefs pour réussir un projet tels que la planification itérative, le développement piloté par la valeur business, les feedbacks et livraisons fréquentes, la gestion de la satisfaction, la focalisation, l'amélioration continue et bien d'autres points autour des compétences humaines. Ceux-ci font de cette session de formation un point de départ essentiel pour démarrer des projets dans un mode Agile. Pour vous accompagner dans cette formation, Agilbee a fait appel à un Formateur-Coach Agile ayant obligatoirement une expérience de terrain liée au coaching agile d'entreprises et/ou d'équipes ; il vous guidera dans la découverte de l'Agile avec le bon état d'esprit et vous partagera son expérience. Formation certifiante

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time Steve Wanner is a highly respected 37-year-old partner at Ernst & Young, married with four young children. When we met him a year ago, he was working 12- to 14-hour days, felt perpetually exhausted, and found it difficult to fully engage with his family in the evenings, which left him feeling guilty and dissatisfied. He slept poorly, made no time to exercise, and seldom ate healthy meals, instead grabbing a bite to eat on the run or while working at his desk. Wanner’s experience is not uncommon. Most of us respond to rising demands in the workplace by putting in longer hours, which inevitably take a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. That leads to declining levels of engagement, increasing levels of distraction, high turnover rates, and soaring medical costs among employees. The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. Linking Capacity and Performance at Wachovia

LA SPIRITUALITE AU COEUR DE NOS RESPONSABILITES PROFESSIONNELLES Nature Therapy: Forestry with Natural Sounds Nature Therapy is a video project to bring the serenity of the natural world into the home or healing environment to provide a more tranquil experience. We strive to use fewer camera cuts and movements to support a soothed and relaxed experience, all while engaging focus through vibrant colors and organic sounds direct from nature. What makes Lil Bodhi videos so unique is that they are developed to experience the serenity of nature and the environment from a child's point-of-view. A message from the film-maker to the Films For Action community: Hello FFA crew! Something in me a year ago just told me to go do what was calling me. So, I have spent a week in the woods filming a nature therapy video that looks and feels NATURAL. I still never had an end game for the video, all I knew is that something was pulling at me to make it and hope someone could use it to relax and enjoy. We only save what we love. Hope you enjoy it and that it helps your viewers see what's worth saving.