The hottest Workplace Substack posts right now

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The Ruffian • 258 implied HN points • 28 Feb 24
  1. Understanding the cultural and political worldview of staff compared to users is critical for companies, especially in today's politicized environment.
  2. AI companies need to consider and be transparent about their cultural politics to address the challenge of aligning AI values with those of society.
  3. The alignment problem for AI companies extends beyond just aligning values with humanity, and it involves understanding different clusters of values and varying cultural perspectives.
Situation Normal • 92 implied HN points • 25 Feb 24
  1. Three-day weekends can be great, but the following week can feel off. Short weeks can lead to longer workdays to get things done.
  2. The idea of a one-day work week, or a six-day weekend, was proposed. The concept involved focusing on productivity and getting stuff done.
  3. The discussion around work weeks highlighted challenges with traditional work schedules like Mondays being unproductive and weekends throwing off productivity.
The Future Does Not Fit In The Containers Of The Past • 80 implied HN points • 18 Feb 24
  1. Future workplaces are rapidly changing due to technology, distributed work, and global marketplaces. Companies that do not adapt risk falling behind.
  2. To stay relevant, individuals must continuously upgrade their mental skills like cognition, creativity, and curiosity in a connected world.
  3. Effective collaboration, communication, and convincing skills are crucial in the evolving workplace to complement machines and excel in the future.
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AI Supremacy • 845 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Generative AI has various impacts on human welfare, rights, and mental health that need careful consideration.
  2. The integration of generative AI into society and culture raises concerns about bias, discrimination, and misinformation.
  3. The rise of generative AI affects the labor market, potentially leading to job displacement and impacting the quality of professional skills and critical thinking.
Consciousness ∞ The Doorway to Human Evolution • 176 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. Integrating consciousness in the business world can lead to personal growth and benefit society.
  2. Bringing mindfulness into the workplace can improve business outcomes.
  3. There is a growing intersection between consciousness and business, with more innovations expected in the future.
Singal-Minded • 1728 implied HN points • 24 Jul 23
  1. Workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are facing challenges and skepticism.
  2. DEI interventions should be seen as psychological interventions and held to appropriate standards to ensure they do not cause harm.
  3. There is a lack of formal and rigorous evaluation of DEI programs, which hinders the ability to determine their effectiveness.
Synystron Synlogica • 2 HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. The idea of providing value to a company and being compensated for it seems simple and obvious, yet many systems complicate the process.
  2. Intelligence and wealth are not distributed equally, and there are basic ideas that should be easy and accepted by all, but are not.
  3. The notion of letting easy and obvious things be allowed and done is highlighted as a concept worth implementing.
72 Degrees North • 78 implied HN points • 31 Dec 23
  1. Nature has elements of competition and aggression that are seen as characteristics of a Jaeger bird in the animal kingdom.
  2. Mental health issues like depression can affect anyone and are not just for the 'mentally ill', but can be worsened by societal pressures like burnout.
  3. Corporate structures often promote a culture of competition to suffer rather than competition to excel, leading to negative impacts on employees' well-being and favoring those with psychopathic traits.
Anxiety Addiction & Ascension • 138 implied HN points • 05 Dec 23
  1. Annual compliance training can be tedious but necessary to adhere to workplace rules and ideologies
  2. New compliance modules focusing on topics like sexual harassment may have controversial or biased content
  3. Increased push for women and underrepresented groups in leadership roles in corporations may be linked to workplace dynamics and the evolving corporate agenda
Workforce Futurist by Andy Spence • 244 implied HN points • 22 Mar 23
  1. ChatGPT is a powerful generative AI tool that is rapidly developing and has various applications in automation and work tasks.
  2. The impact of AI on work is significant, with potential job task implications for the workforce, especially in white-collar professions.
  3. Society needs to address challenges related to AI regulation, digital access divide, bias prevention, and reimagining the future of work that balances human and machine capabilities.
a newsletter for infovores. • 65 HN points • 31 May 23
  1. Bryan Caplan's argument against education may not have strong evidence to support it, putting the burden of proof on Caplanites.
  2. The sheepskin effect might not only be due to signaling but could have other explanations, suggesting the need for more scrutiny.
  3. Schools not only signal intelligence but also teach conformity, which is valued by employers.
Work3 - The Future of Work • 58 implied HN points • 26 Apr 23
  1. Gamification can make dull and repetitive work more engaging by applying game-like mechanics.
  2. Employees, especially Gen Z, seek mission-driven jobs and may feel disengaged due to lack of autonomy at work.
  3. Implementing gamification in the workplace can involve rewards for assessments, fun training methods, stimulating goal-setting, and a feedback reward system.
Save Our Happy Place • 5 implied HN points • 30 May 23
  1. Look for company initiatives, climate enablement, and metrics during onboarding to see if a company cares about the planet.
  2. Consider benefits that encourage sustainable living as a sign of a climate-conscience company.
  3. Check if a company measures and shares metrics like carbon footprint, water footprint, and waste footprint to gauge their commitment to the planet.
Creative Destruction • 3 implied HN points • 07 Jun 23
  1. Shorter abstracts can make weekly emails less overwhelming, encouraging readers to check out the source content.
  2. Challenging the notion of work defining identity and promoting self-complexity can lead to better well-rounded individuals.
  3. Approaching new economic ideas disruptively, like with degrowth, can lead to meaningful change and challenge the status quo.
Laetitia@Work • 2 HN points • 19 Mar 23
  1. Encouraging more men to pursue care and teaching jobs is essential for gender equality.
  2. There is a growing need for male workers in traditionally female-dominated professions like nursing and childcare.
  3. Promoting a positive view of masculinity and valuing 'feminine' jobs can lead to better work equality and societal balance.
The Reset by Sam Delaney • 0 implied HN points • 17 Mar 23
  1. The author reflects on their early experience in politics and how their attitude affected their career progression.
  2. The author discusses their reluctance to prioritize work over personal life and the impact it had on their career.
  3. The author highlights the importance of feeling trusted, responsible, and respected at work to improve overall well-being and productivity.
Adam’s Substack • 0 implied HN points • 26 Feb 23
  1. Take care of basic needs first in your work environment, like comfort and safety.
  2. Mastering fundamental skills and tools, like touch typing, can significantly enhance your efficiency and long-term success.
  3. Learn from the experienced individuals in different industries, as they hold valuable lessons that can benefit the tech industry, which is still relatively young.
Ulizzle On Software • 0 implied HN points • 20 Feb 24
  1. Many individuals spend crucial years of their lives wasting time and efforts which can lead to feelings of worthlessness.
  2. A belief that a diploma is the only path to education and financial security can ostracize the working class from society.
  3. Excessive workloads and lack of growth opportunities can lead to mental and physical depletion in the life of an American worker bee.
Bad Software Advice • 0 implied HN points • 26 Feb 24
  1. Show respect for the accomplishments of the people who built the system you work on.
  2. Appreciate that the system you work on exists and has provided you with a job, despite other systems from the same era no longer being functional.
  3. Recognize that every job or contract related to maintaining or replacing a system signifies finding a quality solution to a real problem and building a business around it.