For better team meetings, lighten up. A study of 54 teams in German industrial organizations found that teams that laughed together were rated as better performing by supervisors.
According to the CDC, 5 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. The costs to business: nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu. That equals approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on the way businesses work, says Katherine Barr, partner in the venture capital firm, MDV.
Research by real estate firm CBRE suggests that organizations need to create a new executive position in the C-Suite: Chief of Work. This position would align talent (HR), technology (IT) and place (facilities/real estate) toward a common purpose.
According to an article in The Economist, the on-demand economy, which matches jobs to independent contractors, will alter work and the workplace in significant ways.
Last year we selected nine of the hundreds of end-of-the-year workplace forecasts and published them in our News Section. How did 2014’s pundit predictions turn out? You be the judge.
#1: More companies will provide wellness programs (Dan Schawbel, Forbes)