'Use It Too Much and Lose It? The Effect of Working Hours on Cognitive Ability'
Shinya Kajitani, Colin McKenzie and Kei Sakata: Universities of Melbourne, Keio and Ritsumeikan
"When working hours are less than around 25 hours a week, working hours have a positive impact on cognitive functioning. However, when working hours are more than 25 hours per week, working hours have negative impacts on cognition."
Case study: Exploring The Illuminate Group's emerging future using 4D-Mapping
How did management consulting firm The Illuminate Group rapidly gain a sense of its emerging future, shift from silo to systems thinking, and build deeper and more collaborative relationships between individuals and teams? Welcome to 4D-Mapping!
'Businesses Who Ignore This Trend Will Be On Life Support In 4-7 Years, Says Entrepreneur'
Garrett Gunderson, Forbes
"Over the next 4-7 years, unless your company has an authentic ‘reason why,’ then you’re going to be at a competitive disadvantage because it’s going to become a new criteria for consumers and employees."
Purpose Trumps Cash
Aaron Hurst, LinkedIn
Research has shown a clear and compelling organisational purpose motivates employees more than compensation, boosts your brand, empowers women, sparks innovation, builds relationships, increases well-being, aids team effectiveness, retains talent, creates leaders and boosts impact.
An Introduction to 4D-Mapping
4D-Mapping is one of the methods taught within MIT’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “u.lab: Leading from the Emerging Future”. It helps groups see their situation collectively, challenging mental models to find non-obvious areas of leverage in complex systems.
'10 years ago, I said PepsiCo had to be about more than making money. Here's what's in store for the next 10.'
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer PepsiCo, LinkedIn
"We call our approach Performance with Purpose. It’s transforming the way we do business so we can deliver strong long-term financial returns in a way that is sensitive to the needs of the world around us, while galvanizing our entire company to embrace a deeper sense of meaning in our work."
'Only Conscious Capitalists Will Survive'
King and Fromm, Forbes
"Is conscious capitalism profitable? In a simple answer, yes. We have seen it happen more often over the past several decades—the success of companies that truly commit to the greater good. Yet, we would say that not only can conscious capitalism be profitable, it will be one of the defining mechanisms of profit in the future."
'Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too'
Talbot-Zorn and Edgette, Harvard Business Review
"Mindfulness practices...can help leaders - and their organisations - identify which ideas and aspirations are important and which assumptions limit their growth. They're useful not only for attaining enlightenment but also for making sense of a changing world."