Happy Friday from Beem!
We’re back again with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in: don’t forget to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.
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Well, welcome to your Black Friday guide! The deals are happening right about now. We’ve chosen this Wired list to guide you through that day were you feel like you really want to buy everything (or at least something) but have no idea if it’s a good idea or not. We’ve all been patrolling every online deal we could find for the past week, and the internet is full of brand new guides covering a good swath of the tech world, but this one has our absolute favorite sales. It has super expensive, amazing TVs and $5 smart plugs, side by side. So, if you really want to survive this Black Friday, take a look at it!
And you know what’s next? Yes, Cyber Monday.
Companies benefit when employees speak up. When employees feel comfortable candidly voicing their opinions, suggestions, or concerns, organizations become better at handling threats as well as opportunities. If you want employees to speak up, the work environment and the team’s social norms matter. Even people who are most inclined to raise ideas and suggestions may not do so if they fear being put down or penalized. On the flip side, encouraging and rewarding speaking up can help more people do so, even if their personality makes them more risk-averse.
If you want your employees to be more vocal and contribute ideas and opinions, you should actively encourage this behavior and reward those who do it!
It’s difficult to create a good list because the terms “best” and “business book” are so damnably vague. Does “best” mean well-written? Most useful? Best-selling? And what, exactly, is a “business book?” Do inspirational books count? What about CEO victory laps? Biographies?
To get around all this ambiguity, Inc’s list comprehends books that everyone in business should read because it will give them perspective on the major trends that will influence how business is conducted over the next decade. Also Autumn is so grey that there’s not a better time to stay home and get inspired by one of these books about our next entrepreneurial adventure!
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