As a society, we are no strangers to the side effects of automation. When our ancestors developed a plow to till their fields, a single farmer could suddenly do as much work as a dozen men. When the printing press arrived in Europe, scribes who had carefully cultivated their craft quickly found themselves out of work. The biggest difference between modern workers and our industrious ancestors is that we face a much more rapid pace of automation. As the pace of automation increases, workers will have to reassess their skill sets and focus on those essential soft skills that will humanize our automated world.
Conversations about your performance are a given if you are an employee. You are hired to do a job and your employer wants assurance they made the right decision. They want you to succeed and grow in return for your valuable contribution. However, the quality, frequency, and format of performance conversations vary widely in the workplace. At the core is the relationship with your line manager. So it pays to give proper attention to your one-to-one.
Time is one of our most valuable commodities. As they say, time wasted is the one thing you can never get back.
Subsequently, time management and personal productivity have become some of the most essential life skills to master…
There’s no doubt: Commuting to and from work can be stressful and time consuming.
But how are we spending all that time? Are we just moving from one place to another? Wouldn’t you and your career benefit from a more productive commute?