1. Articles in category: Organization

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    1. If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?

      If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?

      Bullshit, according to Princeton philosopher Henry Frankfurt, is “talking without respect to the truth.” In other words, bullshit is hollow talk that refers to nothing. And it’s all too common in organizations, largely in the form of meaningless jargon. What can companies do to stem it? First, make sure people’s jobs are meaningful. If not, employees may fill the hollowness of their jobs with equally meaningless words. Second, slow down bullshit’s circulation by asking a few questions.

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    2. 10 Time-Saving Strategies According to a Top Wall Street Performance Coach

      10 Time-Saving Strategies According to a Top Wall Street Performance Coach

      Time can't be recovered, made up for it, or reversed. There are 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week, and those numbers are not changing. What can change though is what you do with those hours and how you manage them.

      Many of my executive clients work 50-plus hours a week yet still find a way to do things for themselves and their families. How? They do it by prioritizing. They know what's truly important, what's urgent, and what isn't. They know how to say no to certain things and yes to other ...

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    3. Could ETF buyers cause the next crisis?

      Investors are getting blasé with their choices of ETFs, according to the lead international body for securities regulation.

      Paul Andrews, secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, said that ETF buyers aren’t looking closely enough at their holdings and instead are relying on diversification to keep them safe. It’s similar to the mistake investors made in 2008 when they failed to investigate risky mortgage-backed securities, he said.

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    4. The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

      The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

      Employees are the main gateway into the organization for cyberattacks. As a result, they are also the first line of defense. So arming these “sentry” employees with information they need to identity attacks is a critical part of a company’s overall security program — and yet most companies fail at this. One of the big reasons security rules often don’t work is because they are so complex they drive people to take shortcuts that defeat their purpose.

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    5. The problem with promising custom advice

      As you add planners to your team, how do you know they’re advising clients correctly?

      As a firm grows, inconsistent decision-making also increases. That hampers efficiency, effective client service and scalability. This is the product of two factors: variances in judgment, or what I call noise, and inaccurate or inadequate information, processes or technology, which I group under the label of bias.

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