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How Using The Force Of Job Connectivity Can Help Your Team Work Better

“Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”   Obi-Wan Kenobi When it comes to working in Hong Kong, the employment market is our galaxy, and we, hopefully, are the stars within it. For the first time, we can start to  visualize  the Force that binds our companies together, that helps hold our relationships with colleagues, teams and departments. We can also begin to understand potential individual pathways for navigating companies, and which directions are possibly the most open and closed for us to take. The Force graph below represents the top career networks that exist between job functions in the  entire  Hong Kong Job Market. The size of the arrow illustrates the frequency of movements. Hong Kong Career Network Force Diagram (Source: Richard Hanson) There are a number of interesting observations to be made from studying this data; 1. M

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter,  23 percent, of Americans  worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the lucky few that enjoys the ability to work from anywhere you like, the following tools will help keep you productive -- no matter where you are: 1. Basecamp Even on the road, you need to connect with your staff.  Basecamp  allows you to manage projects, communicate with your team and stay on top of who’s assigned to what tasks. Never be out of touch, no matter where you are. 2. Boomerang When you’re working abroad, your time zone may not be lined up with your employees or customers. No worries --  Boomerang  allows you to schedule your Gmail emails and send them out at specific times using Chrome, Firefox or Safari. 3. Dropbox This tool should be a given, but I’ll say it. When you’re working abroad, you need a virtual location to safely store documents while allowing everyone access that needs it.  Dropbox  is that solution.