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#6Things: The Chromosome You’re Missing, The Unqualified Superior & Costly Meetings

#6things: The Chromosome You’re Missing, The Unqualified Superior and The High Cost of Meetings Click To Tweet

So You Hate Your Coworkers…

(via Annemarie Dooling, @TravelingAnna)

Well, maybe hate is a strong word, but certain coworkers can drive you to drink…or more healthily to therapy. In this HuffPo (@HuffPost) piece Brittany Wong (@binnywong) breaks down some office stereotypes like The Unqualified Superior, The Slacker and The Constant Complainer. Which one are you? (HuffPo)

Which colleague stereotype are you? Find out from @binnywong in this week’s #6things: Click To Tweet

Innovation is Just a Y Chromosome Away!

Josh Schwede (@joshschwede), proud father of three girls, recently posted this video on hiring more women to create innovation in your company! And it can’t just be one woman either. However, you don’t even need to reach a 50% threshold, 20% will push you to the place where you can see a jump in innovation revenue. Think there’s no qualified women for leadership positions? Think again.

education does not translate into leadership graph

Watch the entire talk from BCG‘s Rocío Lorenzo. (Ted)

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

(via Lane Campbell, @lanec)

Survey research conducted by economists Lawrence Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% to 15.8%.

So is this good or bad? We’ve been so busy crowing about the gig economy, we’ve stopped wondering how that impacts job growth and employee benefits. (QZ)

How Much Does that Meeting Cost?

HBR has a calculator to help you find out! (via James Mayes, @James_Mayes)

Are You NOOB Sourcer?

Actually, it doesn’t matter, because even advanced sourcing pros can benefit from this kicka$$ site Todd Davis (@thecandidategen) built. Come for the sourcing tools list, stay for the training videos. Overall, if I were training a new sourcer, this site would be in my bookmarks for sure! (The Candidate Generator)

This week’s #6things features the latest with @thecandidategen, @OABlanchard, @joshschwede & more! Click To Tweet

W00T! I’m Old and a Woman!

(via Olivier Blanchard, @OABlanchard)

Startups worship the young. From 40 Under 40 lists to young entrepreneur groups that cater almost exclusively to those who still have a skip in their step, it feels like post 45 or so is when the bloom starts to fall from the rose for many startups. However, research shows that innovation shows up strongest at around 47, and many inventors do their best work at later stages in their careers.

The study found that the overall median age of innovators was 47 years old. Only 5.8% of the sample—which ranged in age from 18 to 80—was 30 years or younger, and innovation peaked between the ages of 46 and 50. The rate of innovation continues to be very high until the age of 55 and declined sharply after 65, the median expected retirement age in the US. (QZ)