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  • Paperless Workplaces: Yay or Nay?Paperless Workplaces: Yay or Nay?

    By Desiree YangWhen Amazon released its very own smartphone - the Amazon Fire - in June this year, many were certain that its much-touted Firefly feature was set to revolutionise the world of e-commerce and shopping. Firefly essentially bridges the g...

  • Tension on the Formula One Grid: Takeaways for the WorkplaceTension on the Formula One Grid: Takeaways for the Workplace

    By Desiree YangWhether you're a fan of Formula One or not, you should be no stranger to the deafening engines that have hit the Marina Bay Street Circuit every year in September since 2008, right here on our sunny shores. The 2014 F1 World Championsh...

  • Q&A: I was promoted above my peers. How do I manage them now?Q&A: I was promoted above my peers. How do I manage them now?

    Question: I was recently promoted above my co-workers, some of whom have been at the company longer and have more experience than me. They resent me because of this and are making their dissatisfaction known. How should I manage them?Answer: It's a c...

  • Can Workplace Surveillance be Productive?Can Workplace Surveillance be Productive?

    By Koh WanziWe've looked at the possible negative repercussions of workplace surveillance before. However, there might just be an upside to monitoring worker activity - being able to objectively quantify productivity can help companies tweak their pr...

  • Imagining Tomorrow's Workplace III: The Rise of Robot BossesImagining Tomorrow's Workplace III: The Rise of Robot Bosses

    By Deanna BonaparteWith advancing technology paving the way for greater communication, greater reach and greater connection between bosses and employees even on the weekends, coupled with the constant prompt to accelerate productivity in the workplac...

  • Should You Go For Coffee or Tea?Should You Go For Coffee or Tea?

    By Deanna BonaparteWhile it may seem like a mundane question, there are studies that indicate that different personalities are drawn towards and work better with either coffee or tea. Studies have shown that people who prefer coffee tend to be strong...

  • Q&A: How Can I Use Social Media to Grow My Business Effectively?Q&A: How Can I Use Social Media to Grow My Business Effectively?

    Question: I'm looking to grow my business outside of the traditional advertising mediums. Given that millions of people check their social media feeds daily, how can I use social media effectively to grow and market my business? Answer: We live in a ...

  • Lessons from a Professional GamerLessons from a Professional Gamer

    By Koh WanziMany people think of gaming as a fun and light-hearted matter, but a considerable amount of strategy, teamwork, and grit is required at the high levels of competitive gaming.Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is currently recognised as the number on...

  • Imagining Tomorrow's Workplace II: Machine Learning in the CloudImagining Tomorrow's Workplace II: Machine Learning in the Cloud

    By Koh Wanzi"Historically, we've been in a world where computing was a scarce resource. Now it is moving to being an abundant resource," says Greg DeMichillie, the director of product management for Google's public cloud.Cloud computing allows compan...

  • Mental Health Issues at Work Mental Health Issues at Work

    By Deanna BonaparteMan goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick yo...

  • Q&A: Should I Quit My Job to Travel?Q&A: Should I Quit My Job to Travel?

    Question: I've been considering taking some time off from work. Should I quit my job to travel?Answer: Many of us are used to weekend getaways or comparatively short trips that last for a couple of weeks. These trips often pass in the blink of an eye...

  • Expectations vs. Reality - Being a Game Developer in Singapore Expectations vs. Reality - Being a Game Developer in Singapore

    By Desiree Yang Say you grew up with video games - be it gunning for the enemy or building a virtual city - and your love for these games led you to toy with the idea of becoming a game developer. Now that you're an adult, you still harbour ambitions...

  • Moving Toward a Workplace-Ready WorkforceMoving Toward a Workplace-Ready Workforce

    It's an age-old catch-22 for fresh graduates: how can you get some work experience for your resume if many employers shut the door in your face in favour of more experienced jobseekers? In addition, as a fresh graduate you might not have the best ide...

  • Language Barriers: The Patriarchal Nature of Office JargonLanguage Barriers: The Patriarchal Nature of Office Jargon

    By Koh WanziWe talked about the drawbacks of workplace jargon last week and how it can make you appear less trustworthy and hinder clear communication and action. We'll discuss a more specific nature of office jargon today - how it affects women in t...

  • Q&A: What Should I Do When My Dream Job Becomes My Worst Nightmare?Q&A: What Should I Do When My Dream Job Becomes My Worst Nightmare?

    Question: I used to be happy with my job but I've come to hate it. I don't know what I should do. Should I quit or are there other options that I should consider?Answer:In situations like this, quitting will almost always seem like the most attractiv...

  • Why Workplace Jargon is BadWhy Workplace Jargon is Bad

    By Koh WanziMany of you probably remember your first job - the moment you officially joined the workforce and got sucked into the vortex of office culture and its attendant meaningless phrases and buzzwords. With phrases such as "touch base", "360-de...

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