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7 Critical Time Management Skills to Boost Your Productivity

Taking the last tip a step further, when expending serious brainpower, eliminate distractions from your environment. Log out of your email (or pause your inbox using a tool like Boomerang), turn off your phone, close your office door — whatever you have to do to keep your brain from losing focus. Whether you realize it or not, constant email updates or social media notifications keep you from doing your best work. Your brain is pulled in so many directions it can’t possibly produce at peak level. So do your time management skills a favor and remove distractions while working. One

7 Critical Time Management Skills to Boost Your Productivity
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Why the Gig Economy is Coming for Architects, Engineers

There are plenty of macro and micro trends which impact upon whether companies are building at any given time. This means that flexible companies with an on-demand workforce are better placed to match the workflow of any given moment. In busy periods, the company may be shorthanded and require additional employees to complete work on time, while leaner times means additional staff drain on company resources. The company resources are where hiring from project to project makes complete sense for the company and the worker. The gig economy in construction means the removal of talent-management

Why the Gig Economy is Coming for Architects, Engineers
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Design Thinking 101

The design-thinking process   Scalability — Think Bigger The packaged and accessible nature of design thinking makes it scalable. Organizations previously unable to shift their way of thinking now have a guide that can be comprehended regardless of expertise, mitigating the range of design talent while increasing the probability of success. This doesn’t just apply to traditional “designery” topics such as product design, but to a variety of societal, environmental, and economical issues. Design thinking is simple enough to be practiced at a range of scopes; even tough, undefined

Design Thinking 101
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Free Up the World’s Best Entrepreneurs to Keep Inventing

Thomas Edison wasn’t just known for his startup, the Edison Company. He was known as an inventor — and a prolific one at that. He contributed to innovations, including the phonograph, the light bulb, the motion picture camera, and others. In generating ideas and inventions that had a profound and lasting impact on the world, Edison became synonymous with invention. How do we free up the world’s best entrepreneurs to keep inventing today? Silicon Valley isn’t producing new “Edisons” to keep inventing. These days, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with the concept of the

Free Up the World’s Best Entrepreneurs to Keep Inventing
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Centered Logos Hurt Website Navigation

The green highlighting on this clickmap shows where users clicked when they attempted to navigate to the homepage. Since the Koshka logo is centered, many users accidentally clicked the leftmost link Under $29 to get to the homepage. In some cases, users eventually did make it to the homepage — but only after several false starts and mistakes. Comparing the steps taken by users on left-logo sites versus centered-logo sites illustrates how painful this process can become. On Stella and Dot’s website (which had a left-aligned logo), users’ clickpaths to home were clear and

Centered Logos Hurt Website Navigation




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