Take a moment to think about the decisions you’ve made today. Some may have felt automatic, like getting out bed or which freeway to take for your commute. Others may have required more complex thinking such as which vendor to work with, which candidate to hire for an open position, or which job offer to take. Regardless of the complexity, we are faced with making a ton of decisions each day. Even reading this article was a decision, and while many of these decisions seem automatic, the fact that our brains perform this magnificent function is awe-inspiring. Our brain is like a muscle and every decision we make serves as an exercise for the executive function of the brain.
We’re always exploring ways to make it even easier for users to find the content they’re looking for. Sometimes this means minor adjustments that allow users to find content faster; other times it’s about capturing more useful meta data when content is added to Shelf. As you’ll see from the items below, last month was no exception.
We know task switching comes with a pretty heavy burden, one that we’re all too familiar with and could universally use less of – STRESS.
We’ve all been there. You’ve made your coffee, checked your email, scanned the news and now you’re ready to start working. You’re in the zone and can feel the cogs of creativity churning away. You are a powerhouse of efficiency. Continue reading “The Real Cost of Task Switching?”
Everyone on the Shelf.io team was extremely excited to see our CEO’s article featured on the home page of Fast Company this past weekend! In this column, Sedarius Perrotta talks about how the month he spent living with the Tucano tribe of the Amazon forever shaped his career and helped guide him on his entrepreneurial journey.
Libraries, though they have evolved over time, are still an integral part of the curation of information. Over thousands of years to the present day, they have remained a place that houses a collection of information for people to reference. Despite how they vary, there are some universalities that remain the same.
Libraries have been around since the ancient world (3rd millennium BC, no joke) as a way to document, record, and archive. They precede other community institutions like hospitals and schools because of the sheer magnitude their job of preserving history holds.
Over the course of the past week, the Shelf Collaborative Web Clipper (CWC) was featured on the home page of the Extensions section of the Google Chrome Store.
The Shelf User Stories series is meant to help prospective users understand why different businesses and organizations have chosen to use Shelf. In this interview with Kate Elci, Program Director at the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI), she explains how Shelf evolved from being a tool to manage content for the organization’s staff to a knowledge hub for it’s 500+ program participants and alumni.
Shelf’s Ask the Expert interview series explores a variety issues that impact workplace productivity. In this interview with Michael Spadaro, CEO of Profound Cloud, Shelf Founder Colin Kennedy picks Michael’s brain on migrating from on prem IT infrastructure to the cloud, with a particular focus on Google Apps. Michael touches on a number of topics including: 1) indications that it’s time seriously consider migrating to the cloud, 2) best practices for implementing this IT transition, and specific things to keep in mind when moving to from on prem to Google Apps.