• Fun and Games at Work

    Fancy coffee bars at work are a nice touch, but to build employee morale while also boosting business productivity, consider bringing games into play. Research has confirmed that adding play to the workplace can actually improve productivity by 20%. Playing while at work unites team members, helps blow off steam, and fosters innovation and creativity….

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  • Corporate Culture and Other Immeasurable Things.

    In response to the recent Wells Fargo fiasco, Lou Gerstner, former CEO of IBM, says that setting corporate values is not enough to guide good behavior and decision-making. You need to also measure the behavior you’re looking for. People don’t do what you expect (listen to the customer, respect diversity, develop employees), but what you…

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  • Business Competition Between Master of Engineering Management Programs

    We don’t often do public service announcements but here’s one we really believe in – the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree. If you’re an engineer thinking about getting an MBA, we recommend you look into the value of an MEM degree as another option. The degree combines advanced engineering classes with business and management…

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  • October 2015 – Secret Weapons in the War for Talent

    Secret Weapons in the War for Talent The war for talent is on. A war driven by the upcoming wave of retiring knowledge workers and the competition for their replacements. (click here to read some previous facts and figures compiled by PriSim) But how do you attract the best and brightest to your company above…

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  • September 2015 – Leadership Lessons from Kim Jong Un?

    Leadership Lessons from Kim Jong Un? There must be a lot we can learn about the delicate art of leadership from someone who actually carries the title “Supreme Leader”. And in fact Kim Jong Un’s unique style of leadership did catch the eye of a Forbes columnist. (click here to read more) Along with the…

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  • Who Among Us Would Dare Question Myers-Briggs?

    Who Among Us Would Dare Question Myers-Briggs? The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) seems omnipresent in the corporate world, and one would assume that the value of the instrument is a foregone conclusion. Yet some have dared to question the popularity of the exercise, including a recent contributor at Forbes. In response to such “attacks”, the publisher…

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  • Rumors of the Death of the Physical Office May Have Been Exaggerated

    Rumors of the Death of the Physical Office May Have Been Exaggerated. Technology has allowed workforces to become more and more distributed and virtual. This seems to be a good thing – but is it always? Structuring your operations and workforce is a critical decision for any business. And when you add the people-factor to…

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  • May 2014 – Turning Rocket Scientists into Leaders.

    Turning Rocket Scientists into Leaders Turns out that leadership development really is rocket science – at least, it is at Raytheon Company. An article in the May/June 2014 issue of Training Magazine describes how the high-tech aerospace and defense company uses PriSim’s accelerated learning process to develop its next-generation of leaders. Raytheon’s 2-year rotational program…

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  • February 2014 – All Over-Work and No Play Makes…

    All Over-Work and No Play Makes… In Macbeth, Shakespeare described sleep as the “balm of hurt minds” – and we assume he was counting naps too. Daniel Goleman agrees that for optimal performance you really should sleep on it, even during the day. Or at least take a break and do a little mindfulness meditation….

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  • December 2013 – The Tech Revolution Sparks a Learning Revolution.

    The Tech Revolution Sparks a Learning Revolution If you have some free time over the Holidays, you might want to use your iPads, tablets, or laptops to take one of the free online courses offered by Khan Academy. A not-for-profit with a mission of “providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere”, the organization has…

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