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2. From all corners. Speaking of collaboration … Cloud computing and video conferencing have their charms, but for fostering group innovation nothing beats being in the same room. So all you international organizations need to bring staff together periodically to work and play. Pro tip: Everyone bonds better over great links. Send them the RelSci 5: go.relsci.com/relsci5
3. Thank you, Keyboard Cat. Speaking of viral sites, all those funny felines you’ve been checking out at your desk have made you a better employee. Tell your boss: new research shows distractions can improve creativity and productivity. Specifically, videos of cute animals increased motivation and processing. We’d explain why this is so, but someone just sent us a YouTube link featuring six puppies and a lemur.
5. Things they hate about you. A new survey suggests you’re probably annoying the hell out of your colleagues. Yes, you, mister speakerphone-abusing, cubicle-loitering, tuna-microwaving guy. Here’s how to be a better co-worker and increase your chance of climbing the ladder.