And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings : NPR
“Experts say poorly run meetings grind away at employee engagement and make companies less reactive by bogging decisions down in human red tape. Some companies, including Mattel, try to create limits around the size, duration or frequency of meetings.
But meetings often last longer than they need to, Rogelberg says, because managers don’t understand Parkinson’s Law. This is the idea, backed up by research, that tasks take as long as the time allotted. If you budget two hours, it takes two hours.”
h/t D’Arcy Norman
Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon – NYTimes.com
“Before he operated on Violet, Dr. Meara wanted a more precise understanding of her bone structure than he could get from an image on a screen. So he asked his colleague Dr. Peter Weinstock to print him a three-dimensional model of Violet’s skull, based on magnetic resonance imaging pictures.”
A cleric in the world’s most populous Muslim nation has declared selfies a sin – Quartz
More fodder for the selfie class I will never teach.
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