May 16th, 2016

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Each week, I select and hand curated few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:”  corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. These are not made by a bot, I create every post personally! I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Recognizing Employees Is the Simplest Way to Improve Morale
“According to a survey recently commissioned for my new company OGO (O Great One!), 82% of employed Americans don’t feel that their supervisors recognize them enough for their contributions. That lack of recognition takes a terrible toll on morale, productivity, and, ultimately, profitability. Another key finding: 40% of employed Americans say they’d put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often.

The good news: It’s both simple and inexpensive for leaders to solve the recognition deficit in their organizations.” www.hbr.com

Why a Clean Office Is Important for Your Business
“A clean office is much more than a nicety. A clean office is representative of who we are as a company. It says: We are all about the details, always, even when we think no one is looking.” www.inc.com

The Google-Apple Connected Car Battle Has Begun
The next platform battle has begun and it’s being waged inside the car.

This week, GM’s Chevrolet and Hyundai announced plans to add technologies that will deliver smartphone functionality to the dashboard of new cars. On Wednesday, Chevrolet said it would offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in 14 models, including the 2016 Cruze compact car that will debut June 24. A day earlier, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata became the first car to include Google’s new in-car voice-enabled software Android Auto.” www.fortune.com

Five Things I Will Do Different For My Next Startup
Very insightful and practical read. www.medium.com

Five Ways To Get Toxic People Out Of Your Life
“It is easy to find yourself hanging around with the wrong people. There are a lot of reasons for us to fall into that trap. Here are a few of them…” www.forbes.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken