A Workplace Magician, and Other Industry News

Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.

Image by Jasu Hu for the New York Times.
Image by Jasu Hu for the New York Times.
  • Nuggets from a New York Times Q&A with Adam Grant about his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World: “Even if we don’t see ourselves as supercreative or as wild nonconformists, we have insights every day about how the world around us could be better. It might be a better way of running meetings in your office that would be less mind-numbing. It might be a little twist on a product or a service.”
  • Also in NYT, a reader asks “The Workologist” that age-old question, “How can I tell my boss to leave me alone when I take a vacation day?”
  • HuffPo explores how to bring more humanity into the workplace: “In spite of all the technology enablement, the majority of office workers continue to ‘clock in’ to their white collar factories and sit at their soulless desk, looking at a computer screen and waiting for the time to pass when they can ‘clock out’ to get on with their lives.”
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