Monthly Archives: March 2015

Inclusive engagement of older workers in the age of technology

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Inclusive engagement of older workers in the age of technologyOver the past 5 to 10 years, we’ve seen an increased use of technology as a major part of our daily work lives. Long gone are the pencils and pens, notepads and hardcover agendas; they have been replaced by digital documents and electronic calendars. The majority of us nowadays work with handheld devices, and as I write this blog I too have in front of me two monitors to display my Outlook screen and an internal client system application. Being a Gen X-er, I have actually worked without a computer at my desk for some of my career, but have always had an affinity for technology. Despite my age

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To CC or Not to CC: That is your work productivity question. Part 2

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Man sitting at computerHow often have you felt anxious about responding to an email that you received as a CC recipient? You may have been caught between the need to prove to your manager that you were doing your work, and the desire not to get further chained to a long email conversation. With the CC (Carbon Copy) email option now used regularly as a way of including multiple employees in one conversation thread, it’s important to feel confident in knowing when to respond to a CC email – and when to break the link.

When to respond to a CC email?

Usually you respond to your manager’s emails immediately …

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Through aging eyes: unmasking vision problems in the elderly

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An elderly coupleWe have been told since childhood to brush our teeth twice a day, floss daily and see our dentist every 6 months. But how many of us schedule eye exams with the same care? Just like our teeth, our eyes are used daily and we rely on them heavily. Unfortunately our eye health is sometimes neglected or taken for granted and that is when the trouble starts.

When it comes to eye disorders, you won’t always see a problem. The changes in vision can be so gradual that by the time you take notice, it may be too late. In fact, some diseases are painless so that they too may go unnoticed until it’s too …

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