Article: 16 effective management practices for leading remote teams

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Have you imagined that a time would come that your employees will work from home? No one was prepared to manage employees while working from home. However the attached article highlights the most useful tips for managers to handle remote teams, and here they are :

1. Trust your employees

2. Set up recruiting one-on-ones

3. Host daily meeting (cyber meeting) especially for on going projects.

4. Set clear expectations

5. When hiring new members, let your employees be part of it.

6. Always take the most advantages of technology

7. Encourage communication, and plan for vertual activities.

8. Let them know that you are investing in them

9. Aim for shorter meetings

10. Keep everyone involved and in the same page

11. Create a routine meeting, and never avoid vedio callings.

12. Celebrate success and lead with empathy

I believe that the most important thing is that employees should feel the responsibility towards the outcomes of their job, accordingly they should be fully aware of the goals and what is really needed to achieve.

Would you like to add anything else?

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Article: The Brain’s ‘Prediction Machine’ Anticipates the Future When Listening to Music

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How many times, when you are listening to a song and you found yourself predicting the next word or the next tone? When this happens to me, I think how good I am in predictions till I read the attached article. It highlights how our brain is a very powerful machine, although scientists have not yet discovered it all.

The attached article talks about a study where researchers found how participants were able to predict the next melody when they are listening to a piece of music. They believe that the results could be applied also to languages, and communication.

If our brain recognizes a system to be able to predict the next melody, couldn’t it predict other important events in different domains?

Do you feel that your brain could predict any events in your life?

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Article: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Time Management for Your Business

This attached article highlights the importance of developing the time management skills for business people. However, such skills are essential for your success either in academia, business or your daily life.

The author claims that there are a few reasons for developing time management skills:

1. Accomplish more in less time… Well that is alone is a great motivation to develop such skills, don’t you agree?

2.better decision making… The author claims that you will be able to have more time to make a decision

3.more time for business expansion… Well, isn’t expansion should be one of your target?

4. Relieving stress.. Well, this one, in my opinion, is a great reason to acquire time management skills and it definitely helps to keep your stress level under control.

Do you have time management skills? Do you know how to prioritizing your tasks? Which one you should start with?

However, the focus should be on working smarter not harder. You need to focus on the main tasks that are taking you closer to your goals… Always think about your goals and what you want to achieve.. How is this task will help you to achieve your goals sooner.

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Article: Just getting more sleep might not improve productivity and well-being, a new study finds

It is available on my podcast channel: skills up and Thrive…. https://anchor.fm/dr-roukana-sanjakdar/episodes/Our-Sleep-and-Productivity-e158hig

Just getting more sleep might not improve productivity and well-being, a new study finds https://flip.it/whhz09

In attached article, the author reported a study took place in idea in the homes of the participants (not in the lab) where they found that another extra half an hour of sleep doesn’t improve the productivity or the cognitive skills of the participants.

The researchers, however, advices that the daily Day nap would increase the productivity and the cognitive skills. In addition to the quality of sleeping itself.

Interesting read though.

Article: Your brain has limits. Here are some simple ways to extend your mind, according to science

Our brain is not limited to the one that is located in our skull only. To make a decision, to solve a problem, or to create new ideas; needs more than sitting quietly in a closed room and running our thoughts.

We, as educators and researchers, dependent on social and peer learning in teaching, which this article highlights as a tool to expand our brain. In the same vien, moving around, connect with the nature would also expand our brain. Such approach allies with my usual advice to find a solution for complicated problems: get the main points of the problem and go for a long walk, then start to work on the solution.

The article also stated that the brain and the body are so much related and can’t be separated, aren’t we always say that: the good brain needs a good body?

It is an interesting article that opens many channels for us to thrive. Don’t you think so?

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