The low-skill label flattens workers to a single attribute, ignoring the capacities they have and devaluing the work they do. It pathologizes them, portraying low-skill workers as a problem to be fixed
Summary · Reader View · 6 min read · Jul 11th · Companies need a new kind of middle manager: the synchronizer. · Shared by 722, including Taylor Lorenz, Felix M, Katja Evertz, Gerd Leonhard, Ines Bieler, Merkstatt, Scott Monty, getAbstract, yeon, Ed Zitron, WeWork
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The synchronizer—or, for large companies, a team of synchronizers—would be responsible for solving the new-worker, new-group, and new-idea problems.
Reader View · 6 min read · Sep 22nd · Thinking of yourself as an observer is better for your happiness than obsessing over being observed. · Shared by 393, including Felix M, Daron Larson, Arthur Brooks
And working to observe more than you think about being observed can be an excellent way to get happier.
Reader View · 6 min read · Aug 25th · Emotional and physical pain share neurological roots, and the same substances can blunt them. · Shared by 384, including Felix M, Arthur Brooks, Daron Larson, Jane
Reader View · 6 min read · Aug 4th · Absolute idleness is both harder and more rewarding than it seems. · Shared by 338, including Gerd Leonhard, Merkstatt, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Arthur Brooks, Jason Baldridge