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A well-known pharmaceutical company has recently announced serious job cuts in Ireland and worldwide. Quite a few more companies will most probably follow the suit.

With the recession looming in the background, raising interest rates, and increased pressure on financial performance, downsizing a workforce seems like an obvious choice to many organizations.

On paper, the math seems pretty simple – cut 100 staff and you save €5 million or so per year. But this kind of thinking is quite short-sighted.… Continue reading

The Future Is Approaching Faster Than You Think

The reticular secretary is an impressive-sounding name for a filter which ensures that your brain doesn’t have to deal with more information than it can handle.

Whether you are aware of it or not, your brain normally filters out superfluous information, that is not relevant to you, or it does not have any emotional charge.

This phenomenon of filtering superfluous information is controlled by a small part of your brain called RAS (Reticular Activating System). RAS decides for you what… Continue reading