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A new study contradicts some popular wisdom that says sharing your goals is always a bad idea.
- A 2009 study and a 2010 TED talk have helped spread the idea that sharing your goals is a bad idea because it disincentives people.
- The study found that people who shared their goals with people whom they considered to be of higher status were more likely to achieve their goals.
- However, it's possible that caring too much about the opinions of higher-status people might make you too anxious to achieve your goals.
Today, if a business wants to be successful, it should pay attention to employee fulfillment.
- Employee satisfaction, as a concept, didn't emerge until the rise of the industrial economy and unionization. If employees were unhappy, management could predict a strike and stoppage of work.
- Since then, the standard for management has been to consider employee engagement an accurate measure of satisfaction. Instead, research suggests the focus should be employee fulfillment: Do employees have the ability to reflect on and create meaning around their work?
- Now, in the information economy, employees are often the means of value creation. This provides a unique advantage in which management must consider employee fulfillment in order to remain profitable.
To reach a breakthrough solution to any problem, it's necessary to first understand the underlying causes.
- Companies often jump right into workshopping solutions to a problem before they truly understand the underlying source and "pain points" of the issue.
- Deliberate Innovation CEO, Dan Seewald, advises companies to visualize and map out those unmet needs in order to discover a new path to a fresh solution. Only then should you move onto brainstorming and ideation techniques.
- These important steps allow for more meaningful experimentation, as well as greater opportunity for learning and breakthroughs.
Eric Weinstein explains why choosing a nemesis is both energizing and necessary for success.
- Eric Weinstein explains the three criteria for choosing an arch-nemesis to help motivate you in your career.
- Weinstein chose theoretical physicist, Garrett Lisi, who is working on a similar physics problem as him.
- Rather than hampering progress, Weinstein argues that a nemesis energizes you when you feel discouraged.