Banking giant should learn from Yahoo!’s mistakes

Banking giant should learn from Yahoo!’s mistakes Banking giant should learn from Yahoo!’s mistakes

The Bank of New York Mellon was not the first company to make this bold move. In 2013, while Yahoo! was still led by pioneering female CEO Marissa Mayer, employees were banned from working remotely, and told they must relocate or quit. Mayer, who resigned in 2017, claimed that some of the best decisions were “made in the hallway or cafeteria”.

Remote working encourages diversity

Remote working encourages diversity Remote working encourages diversity

The team at Forbes are championing the notion that remote working encourages diversity among employees. By relying on technology to drive our work, we are not judging employees by their age, race, gender or sexual orientation, says careers contributor Laurel Farrer. Result-based tracking models were used to test the productivity of remote workers, and found that when teams were not bound by 9-5 schedules, they were far more effective at work. Similarly, remote working was found to be more effective for a wider range of personalities – particularly introverts, who may have had trouble expressing themselves in the workplace. Flexible working was also noted to be more considerate of salaries regardless of employees’ locations.

Freelancers could make up half of the workforce

Freelancers could make up half of the workforce Freelancers could make up half of the workforce

Freelance workers will make up 50 per cent of the workforce by 2027, according to current trends. In 2017, freelancers in the US hit an all-time high, climbing from 53 million in 2014 to 57.3 million. Meanwhile, in the UK, the number of freelancers hit an all-time high in 2018, accounting for 15 per cent of the population. According to the National Office of Statistics, freelancer numbers grew from 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017.

Women and young people driving the gig economy

Women and young people drive the gig economy Women-and-young-people-driving-the-gig-economy

Female freelancers have increased in number by 55 per cent since 2008, marking a global shift towards more flexible working

the biggest increase was in women and young people, while the number of freelancers born between the 80s and 90s has shot up by 66 per cent since 2008.

Among the fastest growing freelance careers were healthcare, creative roles, and health and fitness.

What is RosyBoa?

What is RosyBoa ? What is RosyBoa ?

Using just three screens, RosyBoa is a brain-centric framework that divides projects into overviews, key actions and conversations. It allows users to dip in and out of a project without ever losing information or getting caught up in needless “noise”.

Ideal for managing small and large projects, the tool uses just three screens. The overview screen is a virtual dashboard outlining all projects currently in progress, while the key actions screen allows users to see all team members and outline each member’s assigned tasks. Finally, the conversations screen allows users to open any action and follow a single streamlined discussion, dividing them into three progress markers: “to do”, “in motion”, and “done”.

This ensures that no user misses any information, and helps to streamline processes. RosyBoa is compatible with other project management processes such as Agile, Scrum, Kanban or OKR, but truly, it is a standalone system in its own right. Ideal for remote teams, fast-growing teams, cross-functional teams, innovative teams and freelancers,it can be used for long-term assignments or projects with short deadlines.

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Pioneering neuroscience

Pioneering neuroscience Pioneering neuroscience

Using the Visual Aggregation Method, RosyBoa helps users’ brains to process information using the fastest paths possible. The VAM, otherwise known as the Visual Aggregation Method for Ordered Sequences, is a patent-pending technology from RosyBoa that enables users to have richer conversations, faster iterations and better information processing.

This method allows collaborators to process and categorise information most efficiently to power the next steps of a project. It also eliminates needless steps such as email chains and endless chatrooms, thereby allowing users to zoom in and out of projects easily. There is no need to repeat conversations, scroll through old messages or retype information for new users.

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Workforces waste “more than half” their time

Workforces waste “more than half” their time Workforces waste “more than half” their time

Emails, gathering information and communicating internally are all costing us precious time in the workplace. In a report published by the McKinsey Global Institute, it was revealed that modern-day officers spend the following percentages of time on their daily tasks:

• 28% reading and answering emails
• 19% searching and gathering information
• 14% communicating and collaborating internally.

This leaves just 31% of the working day to spend on role-specific tasks. RosyBoa helps users to spend 100% of their day on moving projects forward, offering compatibility on desktop and mobile.

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Burnout culture is “killing us”

Burnout culture is “killing us” Burnout culture is “killing us”

The modern workplace is killing us, says one Stanford professor. Longer hours and connectivity are increasing “burnout culture” in 2019.

Jeffrey Pfeffer, a graduate of the Stanford School of Business, writes in his book, Dying for a Paycheck, that modern stresses are taking their toll on our physical health.

By streamlining work processes with technology, today’s workforce should aim for shorter hours and less pressure in the workplace.

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How can your small business bring new leads from your website?

How can your small business bring new leads from your website?

When it comes to website, there are certainly an abundance of them available. Per internetlivestats, the total is somewhere around 1.1 billion today, up from 644 million in 2012. It is quite a sobering number when you think of the businesses
which are competing for potential clients’ attentions. Yet, you must have a website if you want to succeed. Most businesses understand this. However, not all businesses understand how to go about bringing in leads from their website. If you are not seeing the growth and numbers you desire from your website, you may be wondering “Where should I start?”. The answer is simple, start with the fundamentals by asking yourself the following questions.