ISPI Performance Digest
Nov. 4, 2014

How technology can help work/life balance
The Wall Street Journal
They're convenient. They let us work anywhere and anytime. But they also play on our anxieties and insecurities and leave us much more bound to work than we used to be. In fact, smartphones have gone a long way toward making work a race to the bottom.More

How to justify conference attendance
Writing Assist
As a manager you may often be faced either with your own need to attend a professional conference or requests by your team members to attend one. Professional conferences can be expensive, and not all budget managers understand their importance or the benefits derived by conference attendees.More

Grading adults on life experience
The Atlantic
To help working people save time and money, competency-based education lets them prove what they already know - and finish at their own pace.More

The human exposed
Research
Behavioral economics has given us a framework to make behavioral interventions, says Crawford Hollingworth of the Behavioural Architects. Speaking at the MRS Customers Exposed conference in London, Hollingworth said the rise of behavioural economics has led to a greater advancement in understanding of human behavior over the past 10 years than in the past 100 years.More

The Internet has changed our brains: Has your company stayed the same?
BizCommunity
A recent study dubbed "The Bi-literate Brain" proved that screen-reading has changed the way we read. Because we spend 8 hours or more a day staring at a screen, we are less comfortable reading in the linear fashion we used to, preferring to dart around and skip between sections of information.More

Avoiding cross-cultural faux pas: Food in business
MindTools
Jack's boss has asked him to visit the organization's new office in China. Jack can tell that he's made a poor impression with his Chinese co-workers, but he's not sure why. In this article, we'll look at some of the common cultural differences in dining etiquette, and we'll explore tools and strategies you can use to avoid making faux pas.More

Try mind mapping using tech tools
Business Management Daily
Mind-mapping tools can help harness creativity and turn it into concrete action. Try it yourself with one of these tools recommended by Lifehack writer Jane Hurst. More