Each week, we bring you interesting reads from all over the world to bring new perspectives to your work. Enjoy!
Mashable, Matt Petronzio
A cute cartoon which illustrates how learning is a life-long journey – it’s all about creating your own hoops and redefining your limits.
Forbes, Dorie Clark
Do friendships have a place in the office? Yes, says this article. Given that work makes up majority of your time on weekdays, your relationship with your colleagues do matter. It’s argued that friendships with colleagues can potentially hinder decision making and doing what is best for the company since the friendship is at stake. A friendly workplace has it’s benefits – advantages include increased work satisfaction, greater productivity and better employee retention.
Business Insider, Julie Bort
If you love your job, your company’s culture probably played a big role in that. Here are 10 startups, noted for their interesting employee perks. One company, Commerce Sciences has the tradition of having the last person to join the company to create a ‘starter’s kit’ for the company’s next hire. The kit is personalized, containing anything creative and funny to help get the newest employee get started at work. Another cool company, HubSpot, has their staff switch to a randomly assigned desk every 3 months. This encourages employees to mix with other colleagues and forces them to clean up their workstations. I find both ideas to be the most practical and fun (at least in the context of Singapore).