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Should designers care about typographic mistakes?

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ITWASNTALLTHATLONGAGOHISTORICALLYSPEAKINGTHATANY WRITTENTEXTLOOKEDBASICALLYLIKETHIS. (That was “It wasn’t all that long ago, historically speaking, that any written text looked basically like this,” incidentally.)




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This site shows how speed and efficiency should be done

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Fasetto is a centralised service that allows users to share any type of file between any device on any platform – no internet access required. The supporting website was designed by Naomi Atkinson and developed by Harry Roberts, who have very differing approaches to web projects.




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Skills Your Web Developer Should Know

Web developers can’t be one trick ponies that “only” toss together a WordPress page and leave their clients in a lurch when it comes to search engine optimization, social media integration or logo designs. As a “web developer“, these professionals must encompass a variety of skills and tools not just to stay competitive, but also to offer holistic services to their clients.

Skills Your Web Developer Should Know

Many people in need of a website don’t know all the intricacies or why LSEO is important—it’s the job of a good web developer to educate, inform and offer one stop shopping.

If that sounds like a tall order, it’s because it is. It’s impossible for even the techiest of geeks to have solid skills in every realm of web development from graphic design to coding. That’s why many web developers end up starting their own businesses or working in tandem with skilled, complementary professionals—it’s the only way to offer genuine “full service” to clients.

Here are a few of the skills web developers should know (or at least offer as an outsourced possibility by working with fellow techies):

1. Search engine optimization (SEO) and local SEO

There’s a reason there are so many SEO firms and agencies: It’s a very complex and constantly evolving field. It can also easily be a full-time job to consistently boost search engine rankings for a website. A web developer that creates a website without SEO integration is basically signing up for double work or ensuring their client will need to hire an SEO guru to “fix” a shaky foundation.

Search engine optimization

2. Social media integration

A website is part of a total “web presence” and needs to complement social media campaigns. This includes having appropriate buttons for sharing on certain landing pages, guiding clients towards the best social media platforms for them (not necessarily the most popular) and if hired on retainer, perhaps taking over part of the social media management, too.

3. Communication

Communication skills are crucial in any service industry, including web development. While tech geeks aren’t always known for their social skills, being able to stay professional on the phone, email, live chat, etc. (especially when clients might be frustrated) is critical. Without basic (and preferably advanced) communication skills, clients won’t be happy and business will suffer.

Communication

4. Graphic design

You can get a degree in graphic design, so of course this isn’t something every web developer can be highly skilled at. However, a good web developer should at least be able to put together a lovely montage of images using stock photography or whip up a simple logo in a pinch. Most clients who have a serious business will outsource their most important graphic design needs, but a savvy developer can hone these skills to scoop up a little extra revenue.

5. Web content writing

You’ve been hired to create a website, and then your client starts asking about homepage content, “About Us” sections and basic writing for the “Contact” page. Writing flawlessly is challenging enough, and web content writing is a very special niche. Chances are, you’re not a fantastic web developer and web content writer (and if you are, you’re an incredible rarity). However, a developer should have strong enough writing chops for basic content—at least until the client secures a professional writer.

6. A knack for mobile readiness and responsive design

Who cares if the website is gorgeous if it only displays quickly and perfectly on a few browsers and gadgets? It’s now a mobile ready world, and you need to respect that shift. Knowing how to implement responsive design and mobile readiness, as well as test for it, is critical for any web developer worth their salt.

A knack for mobile readiness and responsive design

7. PPC

Pay per click and other forms of advertising can fall within the realm of web development—at the very least, your web developer should know the basics like the best placement and formatting for advertising. While there are programs such as Googles that let you automatically incorporate PPC, banner ads and the like into your website, it’s impossible to automize optimization. Choose a web developer who has a foundation in marketing and advertising.

8. Logo creation

While this might technically fall into the realm of graphic design, it’s a niche type of graphic design that’s incredibly convenient for clients. Your logo is part of your branding and ideally it’s classic and will last you a lifetime. Having a web developer who can create logos and complementary, mini logos to pepper throughout your website will save you time, hassle and money to outsource this single task. If a web developer has graphic design chops, make sure that includes logo creation.

9. Web hosting mediation

In most cases, your web developer won’t double as a web host but they should at least have recommendations for the best web hosts and options for you. Chances are you’re going to go with a shared server managed by a reputable company, but how can you get the least amount of shared customers and the best service? Instead of having to research this yourself, your web developer should serve as a fountain of information to save you time.

10. Gallery creation

Whether you’re a retailer, artist or restaurant, having a gallery on your website is a great way to give consumers a sneak peek at what to expect. It’s nearly a requirement for some industries, such as a hair salon, and a functional, attractive, fast loading gallery can make the difference between a new customer making an appointment or not. Creating galleries that work with responsive design isn’t easy, and continuously testing them is incredibly time consuming. Rely on a web developer who specializes in this type of formatting.

11. Meta tags with SEO elements

This falls under SEO in general, but unfortunately meta tagging often gets pushed to the back burner with overarching SEO campaigns. Meta tags, those snippets of information that pops up in search engine results, are a great opportunity for SEO and to reel in customers who have just landed on search results. It’s the underdog of SEO and regularly overlooked but a web developer who’s detail oriented takes are of it and explains the function of meta tags to the client.

Meta tags with SEO elements

12. Blog management

You can’t expect a web developer to also double as a blogger (although if they do, that can be a great boon for you). However, you should expect them to be able to set up and manage a blog for you so that all you have to do is enter information into a field. They should be able to make this easy, intuitive, and maybe even possible for you to manage basic functions. Blogs are an integral part of many marketing campaigns, and if a web developer can’t hook you up then that’s a huge red flag.

13. Product description creation

This will likely be an additional task on top of general web development, but what happens when a retailer has scores, hundreds or even thousands of products that need descriptions? It’s often best to hire a professional writer, but if the information is very straightforward and fill in the blank, a good web developer will be able to offer this service, too. However, just be prepared: You might be paying a premium for a service that, albeit tedious, isn’t very challenging.

14. WordPress manager

Yes, WordPress is supposed to be the platform that allows just about anyone to create a website, and it it—but it can have a steep learning curve. If you’d rather have someone else set up the basic skeleton and then walk you through how to update it, that’s exactly what a skilled web developer can do. All you should be required to do is give them ideas of your style, the information you want, and let them roll with it. A great web developer is a great listening and can intuit your preferences.

WordPress manager

15. Online payment manager

If you accept payments online, it’s crucial that you make it as easy as possible for consumers to give you money. This means offering every possible means from all type of credit cards to PayPal, electronic check/debit or even a cashier’s check. A web developer worth his salt can create an easy form that’s secure, fast and easy for your customers. Otherwise, payment requirements that are too complex can drive customers away before they hit “send”.

16. Live chat host

Just like accepting money, it should also be incredibly easy for your customers to reach you. This often means offering live chat, video chat or other digitally-focused forms of communication on top of phone and email. If this is the case, you need to have a web developer in your corner who can set up this kind of arrangement without it being obnoxious. It’s all about balance, and your customers deserve serious service.

17. A clean back end

What your customers don’t see when they visit your website is just as important as what they do see. This means no invisible text that’s really SEO black hat tricks, quality and authority links, and clean coding that won’t leave a mess for future web developers to clean up. How can you know that your back end is clean and in control? Talk to your web developer about it and let them walk you through how they organize things behind the scenes.

18. The ability to test, test, test

Getting a gorgeous website up and running is one thing, but what about maintenance? A great web developer will offer ongoing maintenance and support that includes constant testing for analytics, SEO, responsive design, mobile readiness, link quality and a myriad of other things. Without regular testing, what’s a killer website one month can be a dud the next. It’s impossible for the average website owner to keep up with QA, which is why a professional needs to be on top of things.

19. Creating easy to read analytics reports

There are numerous options for running analytics—many of them free—and you need to stay on top of your numbers for your website, social media and any other type of online presence. While many of these reports are designed to be easy to create and read, if you’d rather your web developer take care of it then that should be an option. You should be able to tell them the type of formatting you want, the numbers you want, and they should let you know of any disparities they notice. Whether you want reports weekly or monthly (or every third day if that’s how you roll), a solid web developer should meet your desires.

Creating easy to read analytics reports

20. Image/video curation

Sometimes you need something more than graphic design—you want an actual photograph or video that already exists, but is available for you to use. Maybe you have a budget for these types of curations or maybe you need stock or other free products. Either way, a web developer needs to be an impressive image and video curator who already has connections and networks so they’re not starting from scratch. Some clients might need scores or even hundreds of images curated and a web developer needs to be up for the task.

21. Networking

This means literal networking with others in the industry, not setting up IT networks. A web developer is in the thick of the fastest growing industry and can’t be a Lone Wolf. You can’t expect your web developer to be an expert at everything you need, but you should expect them to be able to refer you to a trusted colleague when you have a special request. You’re not just paying for a web developer’s services, but also her connections, and she should be happy to share. A true professional knows that success comes from mutual benefits.

22. Listening skills

Genuine, active listening is a rarity, but your web developer should at least be on the right track. This means truly digesting what the client is saying and not just getting ready for their turn to speak. You’ll be able to tell right away whether your web developer is a listener or not, and if they’re more interested in hearing themselves speak then think twice before hiring them. If a web developer isn’t listening to you before you hire them, what makes you think they’ll listen to you when a problem strikes?

Listening skills

23. Empathy and compassion

These are both innate traits as well as learned skills—and you need them in a web developer. This professional should be able to put themselves in your shoes, which means that they’ll always have your best interests at heart. When they treat your website like they would their own, you know they’re going to do the best they can to make it successful. It’s kind of like hiring a babysitter: You want someone who truly treats your children like they do their own, including the love and discipline.

24. A little Type-A, overachiever, dedicated spirit

You know the type: They never miss a deadline, are always looking for the next big thing, love learning and are probably a morning person. You’ll be able to tell if your web developer falls into this category during the first conversation. It’s a great perk since you know there’s no worry over them putting you on the back burner, forgetting a task, or that you’ll have to “stay on them” to get the job done. It shouldn’t be up to you to micro manage your web developer, so why start out with a personality that clashes with what you need?

25. Typography skills

Your web developer doesn’t need to double as a font creator in his spare time, but he should have a respect and taste for typography, fonts, and spacing. It’s what sets each website apart, what makes it look professional, and what lends it to a more classic, modern or quirky flair. If your web developer doesn’t have a favorite font, steer clear—this means he’s not interested in style and design.

Typography skills

 

The more diverse and complex your web developer is, the better. Jack of all trades, master of none? That’s a red flag—but master of a few things while jack of all trades? That’s the golden ticket that’s going to make your website the best it can be. Don’t rely on price alone or word of mouth when choosing a web developer. Do your homework, ask questions, see portfolios and most importantly trust your gut. This is going to be the creator of “your baby,” so choose wisely.

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10 Things We Should Stop Doing In Group Chats

It’s probably safe to say that most of us do our texting on messaging apps instead of SMS nowadays. The few of us who still SMS are however besieged with requests to download this or that app to save on messaging costs and because messaging apps can let you do a lot more, such as send messages to a large group of people simultaneously.

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Unfortunately, group chat brings about its own set of problems, particularly what we should or should not do when we are part of one. As much as a group chat can make sending a message so much easier, it is important to also not abuse those privileges. Here are 10 tips on how to have better group chat etiquette when on messaging apps.

1. Don’t Create Massive Groups

Most messaging apps that let you create groups have a member limit in the double digits. But don’t take that as a challenge you need to fulfil. Even if WhatsApp caps it at 50, WeChat at 99, doesn’t mean we should add just about any Tom, Dick and Sally into the group.

Even if you are using the group chat to send notifications or bulletin updates, can you imagine if everyone posted a note of acknowledgement for every notice released? A "Meeting next Friday at 9.30pm" may get 99 "Got it"s and "Okays". And while we’re on the subject…

2. Don’t Include Unknown People Into Groups

It is best to only include people who everyone else in the group chat knows. I don’t know about you but I most definitely do not want an unknown person having access to my number.

While it may help save you time from having to send the same message to multiple people, there is no stopping an acquaintance from piggybacking on this new list of numbers you conveniently offered him, and what’s to stop him from offering a bank loan, insurance or any other product he is selling to the rest of the group?

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3. Don’t Talk To Just One Person

You know why you made this chat right? To talk to everyone, not just to that one person who shared your inside jokes from last night’s party where you were both wasted. We don’t care what goes on between the both of you.

If you have something specific to bring up with one person, you are better off having a separate chat outside of the group. Spare the rest of us all the nitty gritty details, thank you. Plus, if you want to ignore the rest of the group, do consider shutting down the group chat – don’t make us an audience to a concert we didn’t want to see in the first place.

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(Image source: India Times)

4. Don’t Bring Up Irrelevant Topics

On a separate but related note, keep to the purpose of the chat. Is the chat made to discuss a group project? Stick to the scope of your assignment until the job gets done; you can fool around once the goal has been achieved.

Are you discussing on a possible college class reunion? Stick to that and leave news of how everyone is doing for your gathering. Anything else outside of the chat’s purpose can be dealt with in a private chat, or better yet, in person.

5. Don’t Send Dubious And Unnecessary Content

As you are chatting, do keep in mind to keep your content clean, appropriate and more importantly spam-free. Seriously, keep all those NSFW jokes for private chats and quit sending us forwarded messages that "have not been checked but are forwarded – just in case".

Chain mail has been reincarnated into email, SMS and now via messaging chats. Don’t make it worse by spreading this via group chats as well.

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(Image source: India Times)

6. Don’t Spam. Period.

Seeing as how a group chat is supposed to help you type fewer instances of the same message, don’t make the purpose redundant by repeating the same thing over and over aka spamming the rest of the group.

On the other side of the fence, read through the whole chat to find out if there is already an answer to the question you want to ask the group. This will prevent repetition of the same points while proving you understand the concept of group chat history.

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7. Don’t Stay Silent

Make sure you say something if you are added into a group. You are added there for a reason, perhaps for your input and contribution on an issue. Try to be part of the group by adding in your opinion.

Also, understand that although opinions may differ and disagreements will probably pop up, staying silent means you take yourself out of the decision-making process – so don’t complain when things do not happen your way if you prefer to keep your opinions to yourself.

8. Don’t Send One-Word Answers

As an extension from #7, don’t just leave one-word or one-letter answers, k? Ok – or k for short – can mean a lot of things. Ok, you saw the message, or Ok, you agree with the statement, or Ok, the direction we’re heading at is good? Which k are you okaying?

This image perfectly describes the frustration with single-word answers.

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(Image source: Daily Edge)

9. Don’t Message At Unearthly Hours

If you’re not going to call someone at 3.30am in the morning, why in the world would you send everyone a message in such an ungodly hour? If you know it is not okay to text someone off working hours, then apply the same logic to messaging apps as well.

Unless it’s an emergency that involves life and/or death, don’t distrupt everyone’s sleeping hours just because you can’t wait until the next morning to send your text.

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10. It’s Time To Say Goodbye

Once the reunion is over, or the company event has ended, it is time to take your leave and exit the group. Group chats don’t really last forever especially once college is over or you have switched jobs. As much as you want the camaraderie to last, sometimes it is better to meet up face to face, than to hide behind a screen and express your emotions… via emoticons.

Oh yeah, I don’t care if you think emotions should be a language, don’t overdo the emoticons just because messaging apps make it ridiculously easy for you to do so.





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10 Windows Phone Tricks and Settings You Should Know

You feel so excited as you have just received a brand new Windows Phone. You start exploring the phone in almost all the corners. You have already installed many apps which appear on the start screen. You’ve get used to the gestures, and eventually also find some hidden features.

Yet, with all the features that ship in Windows Phone, there’s a chance that you have missed a couple of handy tricks and useful settings to configure and tune up your Windows Phone. So, here are 10 tricks and settings that you should know to get the most out of Windows Phone. Let’s check them out.

Capitalize and All-Caps Words Quickly

Typing in Windows Phone can be so much faster, if you know this little trick. For example: while typing, you may highlight a word and tap the Shift key to capitalize the first letter. Tap it a second time and it will capitalize the whole word. Holding down the Shift key will turn on the caps-lock mode.

Turn Off Navigation Key Vibration

Windows Phone handhelds ship with 3 physically sensitive buttons – namely the back button, the home button (which is depicted with the Windows new logo) and the search button. These buttons will vibrate as you tap. If you feel that the vibration is kind of annoying or you simply want to switch it off for whatever reason, go to Settings > Touch and turn off the Navigation Bar.

Action Center Half-view

Windows Phone has finally come with an Action Center that stores app notifications as well as a couple of shortcut settings for quick access. To view the Action Center, swipe your finger from the top edge of the screen down to the bottom. Alternatively, halt your finger at the middle to only view the shortcuts.

Configuring the Action Center Shortcut

There are 4 shortcuts present in the Action Center, but a Windows Phone with a wider screen will have 5. Configure the shortcuts with ones that you frequently need most with Settings > Notification+action menu. Tap one of the current shortcuts, and select another on the list as the substitute.

Remove All Your notifications In One Swipe

You can remove a notification in the Action Center by swiping your finger from the left to the right of each notification item. But, sometimes you can have heaps of notifications that will tire your fingers out. In that case, use 2 fingers to swipe all of them away in one swift motion.

Move and Install Apps to SD Card

One of the best things about a Windows Phone is that the storage capability is upgradable with an SD Card for up to 64GB. You can store files, images, videos, and even apps in the SD Card instead of within the internal storage.

So, if you have an app that takes up a lot of internal storage, it’s better to move it into the SD Card. To do so, go to Settings > Storage Sense. Tap the app+games and select the game. You will find the button to transfer it to the SD Card.

Note: This button will only appear if you have your SD Card installed.

Mute the Shutter Sound

When taking a picture or taking a screenshot of the phone, you will hear the shutter sound that is similar to the sound a real camera makes . Did you know that you can turn this sound off? If you don’t want people around you to notice that you are taking pictures, go to the Settings > ringtones+sound and untick the Camera shutter.

Assign Nick Name for Cortana

Cortana, though in Beta, is very capable and and up to par with its competitors. Cortana can help you call or text a specific person by calling his/her name. Alternatively, you can also call the nickname. So, instead of call “John Doe”, you may simply tell Cortana to call “Driver” (if he really is so).

Go to the Cortana’s Notebook. Then, select the Inner Circle option and select the the person from the contact list to be assigned for a nickname – you can assign up to 3 nicknames. Cortana’s Notebook is where Cortana learns about you. Therein, aside from the Inner Circle, you can specify your Interest and Favourites as well.

Projecting Screen

You can project Windows Screen to a TV or to your PC screen. This can be very useful for creating screencast tutorial and demonstrating Windows Phone in a presentation. To do this, you will have to install Project My Screen. Connect Windows Phone to PC with USB, and start projecting the screen through the Settings > Project My Screen.

Additionally, turn on the Show touch option to show your finger position on the PC screen with a dot.

Note: This is only applicabale in Windows Phone 8.1.

Disable Narrator Text

Windows Phone is built with accessibility in mind. People with vision disabilities can use Windows Phone through the Narrator function. The Narrator will read aloud the text on the phone. I myself once enabled the Narrator, and it honestly freaked me out.

Once this feature is enabled, some features are disabled, like Swiping, and I could not find my way back to turn it off in the Settings. At the end, I was able to sort it out. You can do it by holding the Volume button and tap the Windows icon at the same time.





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Why you should use crowdsourced testing

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Back in May, Creative Bloq ran an article about how web experts manage cross-platform testing. The developers and designers consulted employed a variety of methods for ensuring their software functioned correctly across multiple desktop and mobile platforms, and the combination of approaches used depended largely on the organisations in which the experts worked.




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Why Your Company Should Embrace The Four-Day Workweek

The talk about a four-day workweek has been around for awhile, but lately more and more companies are adopting it and bloggers worldwide are talking about it. Working just 4 days and having 3 days off is heaven for employees but not so much for employers who aren’t (yet) well acquainted with the benefits.

Efficiency should not be equated with number of hours or days worked, they are not the same, but in today’s trend almost everyone believes this to be true.

In this article, we will talk about how a four-day workweek is the best schedule for creative and knowledge-centric firms. The standard work hours is 8 hours daily or 40 hours per week for a full-time job. With a four-day workweek, the setup can be either a 32-hour workweek or 10-hour daily for 4 days. We’ll take a look at just what this means.

Less Time to Work Means Less Time to Waste

The more hours there are for work, the more people find ways to distract themselves because they desire change from their routine. It doesn’t necessarily mean more time for efficient work. In fact, forcing more working hours onto creative and knowledge workers has a detrimental effect.

You see, creativity and critical thinking can’t be forced. They both thrive in freedom. Freedom in the sense that they are not robots meant to work 8-12 hours a day for 5 days. It might sound counterintuitive to say that in order to have quality work and in order to squeeze every second of every working moment for maximum efficiency, employees should spend less time at work.

In fact, this is what Jason Fried did on 37Signals, now known as Basecamp. According to him, “Better work gets done in four days than in five.” He said that during our school days, we were given a summer vacation from school and that time off from school was tremendously helpful in breaking the monotony. But as we grow older and life becomes more serious, these breaks shorten. Some even go for years without having a real vacation.

When people have more time to work, they inadvertently try to fill every possible hour. In between they are looking for ways to distract themselves from the desolation of a monotonous work environment. Having a shorter workweek might just do the trick of increasing productivity, since there’s less time to fool around.

Here’s the kicker, officials in Sweden have been working on a 6-hour work day in the hopes of helping workers increase their happiness, productivity, and ultimately be more healthy.

More Personal Time Means a Happier Work Environment

Suppose you are a web designer and your employer told you to design five unique landing pages within the week. Sounds like an easy job especially if you enjoy designing. If you are skilled and experienced enough, you can definitely pull this off. You might even work overtime just to please your employer.

But no matter how skilled and experienced you are, if this goes on for several weeks to months, you’ll just feel all spent and be mentally exhausted, right? People don’t want to spend the majority of their lives at work.

The current setup of many companies is to give their employees both one or two days off and a lot of overtime during workweeks. This leaves employees to just spend their free time at home, catching up on their sleep. In western culture, this is seen as a positive thing, being a workaholic. However, in many South-East Asian countries, working overtime suggests employees aren’t efficient enough to finish their work on time.

Can you imagine employees being happy under this setup, where they only have one or two days to rest and not enough time for family, friends, and for themselves?

Let’s take a peek at how happiness and more free time work in a grander scale. Countries who work shorter hours are the happiest and their economies are doing just fine. Take for example; Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Sweden. According to the World Happiness Report 2013, these countries were the top 5 in terms of highest levels of happiness.

The report shows that one major benefit of being happy is that people become more productive. Other major benefits include people living longer lives and low crime rates due to people being generally good.

Coincidentally, these countries have the shortest work hours per week in a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2013. The Netherlands’ average hours per week is 29, the shortest in the world for full-time salaried workers. This is followed closely by Denmark (33), Norway (33) Switzerland (35), and Sweden (36). The Swedes work 143 hours less than Americans per year.

Great Work Satisfaction Means Longer Work and Talent Retention

Why do you think people change companies or careers? It’s not because they just feel like doing so. It’s because they’re not satisfied with their work. Most of us have been there. Why did you leave your previous job? Probably because the salary is too low or the work setting is terrible, but often times for most people it’s because a better opportunity presented itself elsewhere.

The World Happiness Report 2013 published a study that strengthens the idea that the happier people are at their workplace, the more they tend to cooperate and help improve the entirety of their work.

If you own a company with a high turnover rate of employees, you might want to consider investigating your employees’ key motivators. Usually these motivators are: security, recognition, purpose, and freedom. If you want to seriously understand what motivates others, a great starting point is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Give people these four key motivators and they will be happy, and in turn they will work with you for as long as you satisfy them.

A four-day workweek also solves the issue of a high turnover rate too. Happy employees usually find their purpose easily and will do their best to perform well. In turn, they might just get recognized for their outstanding work which leads to job security. And finally, they will have more time for themselves.

Another thing is that great talent will gravitate towards you. Adding an extra day of freedom can go a long way for many people. And if your goal is to attract great talent, a four-day workweek is probably one of the best deals out there (especially now that it’s popularity is still rising).

Conclusion

If you are thinking of starting your own company or doing freelance work, don’t forget to consider the benefits of having a four-day workweek. I know that 5 days is the most popular, followed by 6 working days, but don’t forget about what motivates you as well as your employees.

Most people’s motivation boils down to freedom. Some people work in order to have money whilst others want to save enough money to live a particular lifestyle. Regardless of what it is, the appeal of a four-day workweek is something that can act as a big motivator.





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5 reasons why you should put visuals into your workflow

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The use of imagery and data visualization is core to how we build technology. However, when it comes to the day-to-day aspects of the job (internal and external communication, reporting, training, etc.), most workplaces are still buried in text. Teams are consistently designing products with visual elements that will wow the client, but often times the feedback and the inspiration behind the result is lost in text-centric emails and documents.




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The Rhino That Should Have Never Been Born: Photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn captures the miracle of life in the face of illegal poaching and extinction

The Rhino That Should Have Never Been Born

Cape Town-based filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn is no stranger to working with icons. The Australian-born Steirn is known equally for his timeless wildlife images as he is his award-winning portraits of world leaders and cultural figures……

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11 reasons why you should attend Generate New York

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Generate New York is the conference for web designers presented by net magazine and Creative Bloq. Have you got your ticket yet? Here are 11 reasons why you need to be there. We’ve also just release a special discount code – GenerateNYC – which will save you 25% when buying your ticket. 




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