Are you an innovative sort of person? How much of your time do you spend
thinking about ways to improve your organization's existing products and
services — and putting these ideas into practice? Not enough, I suspect.
In recent blog posts, I have looked at the things that typically go wrong in two classic business situations: projects and meetings. Today, I would like to turn my attention to another business minefield: presentations.
Many debates in economics never go away. One is whether minimum wages
destroy jobs. A second is whether budget deficits can stimulate growth. How do we discover what the facts are? And what are facts anyway?
How can we make sure that business English teaching/training is effective? One way is to encourage our learners to adopt a learning cycle based on a self-critical assessment of their performance at work.
I wrote two weeks ago
that "long meetings are the biggest waste of both time and energy in
modern business life". That comment seemed to strike a chord with
people, so I'd like to follow up on this topic.
Three weeks ago, I discussed the common view that 2016 has been an awful
year. Although I understood this sentiment, I argued that 2016 was really like any other year. After the Berlin attack, few will share that opinion.
A lot of us spend as many of our waking hours at work as
we do at home. On some days, we even spend more time at work. So why don't we spend as much time thinking about our
working environment as we do our homes?