Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Corporate Culture

Guidelines published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine urge employers to changes their workplace culture and social norms around the sedentary office. 
Sitting is new smoking in corporate world

Russ Fox, I’m Shocked, Shocked! That a Chicago Attorney may have Committed Tax Evasion Related to Corruption. Eddie Vrdolyak may be involved…

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Bunk But I Don’t Care Wired

Wayne Byres stated that while culture was a 'nebulous concept' APRA regularly saw groups failing to ask whether behaviour was right and "instead, the question has often been 'can I get away with this?'".
"More ominously, in some cases it appears no question was asked because the attitude was 'if you ain't cheating, you ain't trying'. For an industry that is ultimately founded on trust, something serious is amiss, and strong and ethical leadership within financial firms is needed to set this right." Corporate Behaviour

"They abolished the Human Rights Act” sounds like the first sentence of an Aldous Huxley novel. The Conservatives actually campaigned on a manifesto pledge to get rid of human rights and people voted for it. As electoral choices go, it’s not far off choosing to be ruled by a dry, whispering voice taunting you from an antique mirror.
Radical political behaviour

In our connected world, drawing clear lines between work, play, and life is becoming increasingly difficult. By allowing flexible work schedules, there is more time to spend on hobbies and extra curricular activities. To cater to this up-and-coming citizen workforce, there has been an upswing of services that create the opportunity for people to explore and profit from their hobbies and resources.
Need a drone? Rent one from another maker. Love to cook? Get paid to cook for strangers. The wave of niche social platforms transforms passions, skills, and resources into additional income. They also inspire mutually beneficial relationships between consumers and providers as they explore new ideas, find new audiences, and possibly future collaborators. Connected and United Freelance Cultures 

Accountants Lack Some Skills (Caleb NewquistGoing Concern).

British Parliament demands direct accountability from mandarins

Last but not least  Chucking sickies hangover stories