The work 4 days a week get paid for 5 productivity experiment

“What we’ve done is offer our employees a more flexible arrangement whereby they can have an extra day off if they can demonstrate the same level of productivity in that time, without any change to their wages” – Andrew Barnes

Imagine working 4 days a week but getting paid for 5. It’d be a dream job, wouldn’t it? Well, that’s what Perpetual Guardian (a New Zealand company) just successfully trialled. Could this possible at your workplace?

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3 trends that will continue to change how we work in 2018

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself” - Andy Warhol

The Future of Work will dramatically change how we work. We’re already transitioning into this world that presents a level of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). As the year draws to a close, how will this impact us in the short term

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Productivity's necessary to develop and sustain Emotional Intelligence

“IQ gets you hired, EQ gets you promoted” – Source Unknown

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) matters. Ninety percent of top performers have a high EQ (Source: Doctor Travis Bradberry). In the Future of Work there will be increased levels of artificial intelligence, robots and automation. However, machines have no empathy. It’s those with a high EQ who’ll stand out as the leaders and potential leaders.

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Get ready now for the future of work

The World Economic Forum reports that automation, artificial intelligence, and robots are going to make 5 million jobs obsolete by 2020. We’re already in the early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which will continue to dramatically change how we work. It’s a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity (VUCA). What we need to be doing now is future proof ourselves by adapting the necessary skills to survive and thrive in this new world.

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