A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.
How offices will change—for better and for worse - link to article in black -
Thinking Outside the Cube
OECD Report: Improving Co-operation between Tax and Anti-Money Laundering Authorities: Access by tax administrations to information held by financial intelligence units for criminal and civil purposes
It’s exciting times, the APS commissioner says, despite some “inflexible” personnel management practices that are holding back change in his view. He also advocated responsibility being delegated down to lower levels, as did Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet head Michael Thawley earlier in the day, as well as visible, communicative leadership Too long, too complicated: recruitment needs to get back to basics
“UnlockTalent.gov is a comprehensive data visualization dashboard created by the US Office of Personnel Management to help Government leaders make data driven decisions and design initiatives to increase employee engagement and satisfaction. Employee engagement is the employee’s sense of purpose that is evident in their display of dedication, persistence, and effort in their work or overall attachment to their organization and its mission.”
The Future of Work: Workplace Dystopias, and How to Respond Pacific Standard
Via LLRX.com – Wearable tech data as evidence in the courtroom – Nicole Black discusses how data downloaded from wearable technology has entered into the discovery phase of personal injury cases. A wealth of data can be collected about the direct activities of individuals who are using wearable devices while exercising, as well as conducting routine and regular activities such as walking. The implications of this concept may have considerable implications on par with those pertaining to the use of social media.
Kids Who Use Computers Heavily in School Have Lower Test Scores, Major Worldwide Study Finds Hechinger Report. We linked to an earlier report about this study, but this headline is clearer about the main finding.
As San Francisco rent skyrockets, even employed people are homeless MarketWatch
Theoretical “auto-brothel” attack on mechanics’ computers could infect millions of cars BoingBoing
From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities Intercept. Important. New revelations based on Snowden docs.
America’s most secretive court invites its first outsider ars technica
Something is rotten in the state of Germany Bloomberg