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Twofer Tuesday: On Building Better Business & Living Happier Lives

twofer-500x500Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. We often share resources like this —

Nurturing Nature in the Business World

Engineers and strategists have long looked to nature for inspiration. Case in point: aircraft designers modelled wings after birds, and continue to look to ornithology for ways to improve aircraft.

So why shouldn’t business strategists also look to the ultimate resource when trying to build a system that will last?

In this compelling TED Talk, BCG Henderson Institute’s Martin Reeves explains how executives can apply six principles from living organisms to create strong, adaptable business models.

Watch: How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

Less Is More: Why Shorter Workdays Yield Greater Gains

What if I told you there is a way to improve customer satisfaction and increase your profit margin, all while making your entire team happier and offering each employee essentially a free raise?

It’s not impossible. It’s actually quite simple. All it takes is trimming three hours off the workday; the rest takes care of itself.

As they say, “Happiness is the new productivity tool.”

Read: Productivity Expert: The Magic of the Five-Hour Workday

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