Economists have been puzzled in recent years by the so-called “productivity paradox,”the fact that the digital revolution of the past four decades hasn’t resulted in big gains in output per worker as happened with earlier technological upheaval. Many developed economies have actually seen productivity stagnate or decline.
A survey from Microsoft Corp. is bolstering one theory about this disconnect. In a poll of 20,000 European workers released Monday, Microsoft, which became one of the world’s most profitable companies by marketing office productivity software, acknowledges new digital technology can, in some circumstances, sometimes not lead to any increase in productivity and actually result in less employee engagement with their work.
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In an attempt to continue to expand its features, Facebook has begun allowing businesses in the United States and Canada to create job listings and take applications, putting the social media giant in direct competition with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.
If you’re in either of the two countries, the new feature can be accessed in the new “jobs” tab in the app and on the website. Companies can also pay Facebook for their job listings to appear in newsfeeds.
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Thinking extensively about an issue or exhausting all possible angles of a scenario can eventually trap the brain in a continuous state of worry.
Here are several tips by Reader’s Digest on how to stop yourself from getting lost in a never-ending train of thought.
Be aware of when it starts
An important first step to put a halt to overthinking is to know when you are doing it. Take note when you notice yourself starting to feel stressed or anxious. In that moment, try to stop and take a step back to survey the whole situation.
By learning to become aware of when you begin to overthink, it will be easier to stop it from continuously happening.
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