Talent Swap: Switching Jobs Makes for New Realities (New York Times)

Isolated Road Sign: Changes

In what sounds like the premise for a reality show, Dow Chemical has has been testing a program called “talent swap,” in which Dow workers can spend a limited time (generally less than a year) working in totally different environments.

In some cases, the exposure to different cultures and geographies has led to promotion and the expansion of professional networks. More in The New York Times.

The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women (Forbes)

Frame question mark

Forbes has released its list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Each of them, including Michelle Obama (#10) and Queen Elizabeth II (#41), were selected based upon their net worth, presence in the media, and their impact upon the world. See who ranks in the top spot and the others on the list.

Like: Perusing Facebook Makes You a Better Worker (Business News Daily)

Like128

A recent study by the Academy of Management found that Facebook may actually be conducive to happier and more productive employees.

Researchers suggest that short breaks allow workers to have a mental rest, which then leads to more productivity — some say 40 percent more — throughout the rest of the workday. Read more here.

Why Cities Hate Millennials (Mic)

Money flying256

According to a recent study by the Urban Land Institute, members of the ‘Generation Y’ are living farther and farther from the centers of major metropolitan areas. The data states that, on average, the income for those under 35 has dropped nearly $2,000 since 1980.

As a result, millennials are often unable to afford the expensive price tag that comes with life in the city. Read more about it on Mic.

Do You Know Any of the Seven Easy Steps to Get Your Colleagues’ Attention? (Harvard Business Review)

 

Start128

When trying to get the attention of your colleagues, start with what you want and lay out the issue, writes Amy Gallo for the Harvard Business Review.

“It’s important to cut to the chase and make crystal clear what you need your colleagues to do, when, and, perhaps most important, why,” writes Gallo. Read the article here.