By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm | UPDATED: February 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm By Christopher Rowland · The Washington Post IRVING, Texas – On his 21st day back at work after a heart attack and triple bypass surgery, Chris Zubko received a call from the main office. Through an app on his phone, his boss was literally monitoring every step of Zubko’s recovery. “Man! I noticed your steps have picked up,” gushed Wayne Gono, 65, whose family operates Regal Plastics, a small fabrication business with satellite shops around Texas. “You used to be under 2,000, now you’re over 6,000. Two times you worked out this week. Good!” Welcome to a rapidly growing phenomenon in the workplace: constant health surveillance. A digital fitness tracker strapped to Zubko’s wrist sends a tally of his daily movements, via the company’s UnitedHealth Group insurance account, to an app on his boss’s phone. While some … [Read more...] about With fitness trackers in the workplace, bosses can monitor your every step — and maybe more
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A lot of people are on social media. When you ride the LRT, MRT, bus or UV Express van, people always seem to be on their phones checking Facebook or Instagram. People used to read newspapers while commuting to work, but now reading the news means browsing news websites on a smartphone. As we all know everything has both a good and bad side. Social media use needs to be balanced. As a business owner, you need to have policies about using smartphones and social media at work. While many use social media sites to post memes or “Instagrammable” food photos and endless selfies, entrepreneurs see opportunities in social media that can benefit the company. Social media is not just a distraction. I believe that instead of trying to set limits on how employees use social media, employers should find ways of using it to benefit his business. Here’s how social media can be helpful for your employees: First, it should be clear to all employees that they should maintain a … [Read more...] about Business Mentor: The Effects of Social Media in the Workplace
Bert McKasy has not reached the end, but he can see it from here. He is dying of colon cancer, and has only a few more months to live. Yet he feels good, looks good and is exactly where he wants to be — in his Mendota Heights home with his hospice nurse beside him. They met after McKasy decided, at 3 a.m. one day last August, that three years of chemotherapy was enough. “I wanted nature to take its course,” he said. For McKasy and a growing number of Minnesotans, hospice care is the favorite way to go. Hospice patients have tripled since 2000, and today they account for more than half of all deaths in Minnesota. They are part of a revolution in the way people die, according to Cordt Kassner, CEO of the consulting company Hospice Analytics in Colorado Springs, Colo. “If you ask people, they say they want to die at home, surrounded by loved ones,” he said. The remarkable rise of hospice care has been powered by grassroots promotions — books, plays and … [Read more...] about Hospice care surges in Minnesota. It’s part of a revolution in the way people die.
As Industry 4.0 continues to drive changes in business models, many companies are placing a greater emphasis on creating workspaces that support an open, collaborative and sharing environment, which will lead to improved employee productivity and satisfaction. Campus-style office model at Singapore Science Park Industry 4.0 is changing the role of workplaces As we move towards a more open and connected world arising from Industry 4.0, many companies are recognising the importance of creating an office environment that encourages interaction, collaboration and discussions. Shifting away from the traditional office concept, many large and successful technology companies such as Facebook and Google, are choosing campus-style office models over cramped offices in skyscrapers. Campus-style offices usually feature low-rise buildings with high ceilings, spacious floor layouts, fully-equipped facilities and lush greeneries. Designed to provide a seamless and vibrant … [Read more...] about DOES THE 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION NEED TO START IN THE WORKPLACE?
Drew Costley Published 1:55 pm PDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018 A protester marches through stopped cars while in the Alameda-Oakland tunnel during a "Millions March" demonstration in Oakland protesting the killing of unarmed black men by police in this Dec. 13, 2014 photo. A new study out of UC Berkeley found that less-educated black women who report high levels of racial discrimination may face higher risk of developing chronic diseases. less A protester marches through stopped cars while in the Alameda-Oakland tunnel during a "Millions March" demonstration in Oakland protesting the killing of unarmed black men by police in this Dec. 13, 2014 ... more Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Click through the slideshow to see the racial incidents that have made national headlines recently. Click through the slideshow to see the racial incidents that have made national headlines recently. … [Read more...] about Racial discrimination linked to higher risk of chronic illness in black women in new study