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Randy Olson: “Don’t Be Such a Scientist”

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if the picture is a bar graph with a bunch of statistical notations? It may be worth a thousand words, but only to a handful of people. In the context of climate change, that’s clearly not enough. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, is Randy Olson, a marine biology professor turned filmmaker and author whose book “Don’t Be Such A Scientist” makes the case that scientists can and should be better communicators, especially to regular (non-scientist) folk.

Inventions, Innovations and Ideas in the Workplace: Communication

by Karla Pope
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Communication is key to a thriving, effective workplace. Without the proper communication channels, employees are unable to share information or adequately express themselves, which can hinder productivity and negatively impact office morale.

Thankfully, throughout the years, office workers have been equipped with the tools to help them successfully communicate their thoughts and concerns in a collaborative, timely manner. From computers to tablets to email to smartphones, these innovations have improved how we work.

Expert Interview With Tetra Tech's Alain Grenier, Project Management Expert

Facilitating communication and ensuring timely, efficient project execution
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Alain Grenier has nearly 40 years of project management experience and has been with Tetra Tech for nine years. He began his career as a network planner and procurement agent in a renowned telecommunications company. He dealt with thousands of power network-related procurement projects involving the supply of equipment, lines, and poles. Over the years, Mr.

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Bridge Generational Differences in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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A 60-something instructor at a major university was working on a project with an undergraduate student. The student complimented the instructor on her proficiency with technology. The student thought he was paying a compliment to the instructor. The instructor was offended because she believed the implication was that her skills were good “for someone her age,” playing into the stereotype that all Baby Boomers struggle with technology. Little did the student know that the instructor serves on the boards of several technology companies and is a former CEO of a tech company.

When the Message Doesn’t Land

By Jeffrey Whitford
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I recently had a moment that perplexed me. I was talking to some colleagues, and they asked me what we were doing. In this case, that “we” was our Corporate Responsibility department at MilliporeSigma, and that question was essentially asking about our strategy. After hearing this, I had an initial moment of frustration. How could they not get what we were trying to do? Wasn’t it crystal clear? Didn’t we literally spell it out? I had a one-page document on our method that my team and I spent a lot of time drafting, refining and refining some more.

Knowledge as a Driver of Public Perceptions about Climate Change Reassessed

Árvai’s research clearly shows that education and decision support, aimed at the public and policy makers, is not the lost cause that many followers of the culture wars think it is
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There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that how much people know about climate change is unrelated to how much they care about it, or how much support they’ll have for actions aimed at addressing it.  This research argues that our feelings about climate change are instead a function of “cultural variables”, which work independently from knowledge.  New research by Joe Árvai and colleagues from ETH Zürich suggest that this is in fact not the case. Much of the research comparing culture and knowledge misses the mark in terms of how both knowledge and culture are measured.  

Elder High School to Introduce Innovative Text Communication Platform

Private School will be first in the nation to implement myDtxt communication tool on campus
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GAITHERSBURIG, Md., May 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Elder High School, an all-male college-preparatory high school in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, will roll out a new text messaging application in August 2017 to enable easy, efficient communication between members of the school community and the on-site dining team.

Changing the Way We Do Business

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When was the last time you upended your life – reevaluated the way you work, radically shifted how you measure success – and convinced 100,000 people to do it with you?

Now consider how the pharmaceutical industry traditionally markets and sells its products:

Baseball is Back: Here Are Three Quality of LifeHacks from the Baseball Field

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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As April rolls in, baseball is getting into in full swing. Whether you enjoy casually watching your favorite teams on the big screen, or you just go to the games for the food and fun, there are several business lessons you can learn from America’s favorite pastime.  Like business, baseball is a game of strategy and planning. In a single inning anything can happen, and each play comes with an element of unpredictability. So how do teams and coaches make informed decisions? And what can you learn from their strategies? Here are three business lessons you can learn from baseball.

Compliance in 2017 - What Are Your Peers Saying?

87% of vendor data contains errors. This staggering statistic is one of the biggest reasons companies run into common compliance deficiencies like bad customer relationships and even monetary penalties.
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