Los peligros de las redes sociales: el "FOMO"

La digitalización de nuestras vidas es imparable. Cada vez usamos más el móvil, y no para hablar por teléfono, sino para usar el WhatsApp, navegar por internet, consultar aplicaciones, jugar o realizar compras online. Pero, ¿somos conscientes de los posibles peligros que entraña un uso intensivo de internet?

Desde hace años se está investigando en distintas áreas sobre las posibles consecuencias negativas de nuestras nuevas costumbres en las distintas vertientes: físicos (lesiones de espalda o cuello), seguridad de la información y privacidad, psicológicos y sociales, etc.

El peligro psicológico ya ha sido investigado en diversos estudios y se llama FOMO, acrónimo en inglés de ‘Fear of missing out’, que significa miedo a perderse algo en las redes sociales o a quedar excluido.

Public Speaking: A Key Management Skill

I happened to be having a coffee with a friend and his wife when their daughter came to the living room and started to talk about the world of ancient Rome. 

I understood she was practicing for her public speaking competition at school. 

She had to speak for 2 minutes about the Roman Empire or a related subject. She had chosen Julius Caesar. What an interesting topic! I remember reading about Julius Caesar when I was young: "I came, I saw, I conquered". 

I remember Sulla, his enemy and how he conquered Gaul defeating more than 300 different tribes. His adventures are still very present today. You still hear people talking about "crossing the Rubicon River", the boundary between Gaul and Italy, evoking what Julius Caesar did when he was heading to Rome to fight Pompey. His trip to Egypt, Cleopatra... The story that struck me most was his murder. How could it happen? He was the most powerful man on earth. Can you imagine Brutus and a crowd surrounding him? 23 stab wounds in his body! I found it unbelievable.

Learning to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Job Interviews

There is a growing consensus about how diversity drives creativity, profitability, growth and ultimately, success. Workforce diversity is currently at the top of the agenda for leading companies.  Diversity is key to understand customer needs and it is critical to attract and hire individuals with diverse backgrounds that bring different skills and experiences. 

One of the main issues to achieve a diverse environment that allows to get the maximum out of each person is unconscious or implicit bias.

I have recently read the book "The Person you mean to be: How Good People Fight Bias" by Dolly Chugh  published by HarperBusiness in 2018. The foreword is written by Laszlo Bock, former senior vice president of People Operations at Google. Laszlo Heard Dolly make the question at a conference: "How can it be true that some of the time all of us act in ways that aren’t perfectly ethical, but amazingly every one of us believes him- or herself to be a good person?”