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  • How can employers make the most of their ‘human capital’?
  • How can employers make the most of their ‘human capital’?
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How can you motivate a workforce?

The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, so it’s fair to want one’s efforts over that time to feel worthwhile. Canvas8 spoke with leadership researcher and coach Susan Fowler about what a new understanding of the human psyche means for workplace motivation.

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Being in the zone at work can be highly fulfilling. Aside from getting an incredible amount of stuff done, there’s that feeling of heightened awareness, knowing nothing can distract you from exerting yourself in meaningful creation. But then there are days when the hours dribble by, and you look for distractions from a task that you’re having to force yourself to do, only to find that it exacerbates the frustration. In fact, Britons spend 218 minutes a day procrastinating, costing UK businesses £76 billion a year. [1]

Wasted human capital is a pervasive issue in the workplace, ...



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    Why wait? The science of procrastination

    Gone to the gym? Replied to all your emails? You may make promises to be productive, but chances are you’ll procrastinate at least some of the time. Canvas8 sat down with Joseph Ferrari, associate professor at DePaul University, to understand why people put off tasks until the last minute.

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    How are New Alphas redefining leadership?

    What are the characteristics of a good leader? Being assertive and powerful, or empathetic and ethical? Canvas8 spoke with Danielle Harlan, CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential and author of The New Alpha, to learn what effective leadership looks like in 2017 and beyond.

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    What do people want from a job?

    Major corporations used to have their pick of the best minds as they left university. But there's now a talent shortage, and 53% of UK workers say that no amount of money could tempt them to a company with a poor employer brand. So how can businesses build their brand to attract the best applicants?

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    How coworking is disrupting office culture

    Dissatisfied with rigid corporate structure, a growing number of people are opting to be self-employed; freelancers are set to make up 40% of the US workforce by 2020. Many independent workers are being drawn to coworking spaces in cities, but what’s the appeal of these communal offices?