Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Megan Zavieh writing for attorneyatwork.com: Self-care and stress management are critical to the success of your law practice. They are as important as your email app or calendaring tool. Without you functioning at your best, deadlines will pile up, mistakes will happen, and there may be severe consequences for them. So take a day. Have … Continue reading Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Why is Japan’s construction industry substantially more productive than that of the US?

Financial Times' Matthew Klein has proposed an interesting alternative theory about the skilled labor shortage in the US that has impacted all sectors of the construction industry, but especially the residential market. He posits that by looking at homebuilding data in Japan, the implication is that the US isn't facing a labor shortage so much … Continue reading Why is Japan’s construction industry substantially more productive than that of the US?

A Day In The Life Of A Construction Project Manager

Appfluence, a project management software provider, recently did a guest post for Construction Junkie that shares the results of a survey the company conducted of 20 different construction project managers, as well as a handful of executives from various construction firms. Their goal was to establish a sort of benchmark by which other construction project … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Construction Project Manager

How Google is hacking work-life balance for its employees and for the rest of humanity

Writing at Harvard Business Review, Google's SVP of People Operations discusses how Google is hacking the serious issue of work-life balance. Google has always been known to rely heavily on analysis for making decisions (sometimes to a fault). The reason that Google offers the amazing perks to employees—from amazing free food to free onsite physicians, … Continue reading How Google is hacking work-life balance for its employees and for the rest of humanity

Consistently working longer hours is a recipe for disaster, not a sensible business plan for a startup

Nathan Pensky wrote an excellent piece for PandoDaily examining the fallacy that long hours are a requirement for success in the tech startup world mythology. As he illustrates, most tech workers wear the lifestyle of "[l]ong hours, bad food, poor job security" like a badge of honor. The truth is that startup culture is really … Continue reading Consistently working longer hours is a recipe for disaster, not a sensible business plan for a startup