Like many organizations, Villanova's default email system is Microsoft Outlook as part of MS Office 365. Over the years, the spam filtering capabilities of Outlook seem to have gotten better. When an email is flagged as being potential spam, it is filtered into either a Junk Folder or a Quarantine folder. I wasn't quite sure … Continue reading This Microsoft Office 365 Feature Sums Up the Current State of Politics in the U.S. Pretty Well
It's Time For Another Pinkcast. In this episode, Dan Pink shares three tips from Erica Dhawan, author of the new book Digital Body Language, about how to write more effective emails, ones that people will actually read. Tip Number One: Break long emails into two parts. The top part offers a quick summary and then the rest … Continue reading ITFAP
Wonder What College Kids Do On a Friday Night These Days?
I fondly remember my Friday nights in college. There was no studying going on, and there was definitely no scrolling through social media. It often involved going to a party somewhere, and having a beer or two. Of course, this was all before Facebook came on the scene, and certainly there were no worries about … Continue reading Wonder What College Kids Do On a Friday Night These Days?
Smile! You’ve Been Caught on Candid Camera…
It's "Every Other Saturday" day, which means there is a good chance that there is a Dan Ariely column in the Wall Street Journal. So imagine my delight when I turned to the Review section, and there it was, two questions for Dan. That meant the odds were pretty high that my blog today would … Continue reading Smile! You’ve Been Caught on Candid Camera…
Could These Companies Be the Start of the 5-Hour Workday?
When Lasse Rheingans acquired a small tech consulting firm in Bielefeld, Germany in late 2017, he introduced a radical idea: Reduce the workday to five hours, from the standard eight, while leaving worker salaries and vacation time at the same levels. Rheingans, the firm's managing director, says employees can deliver the same output during a focused … Continue reading Could These Companies Be the Start of the 5-Hour Workday?