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John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

April, 2017

  • 30 April

    Data on What Motivates Workers in Their 20s

    In an article for Harvard Business Review, Jeffrey Arnett shares data from a poll he conducted in 2015 with a sample of 1,000 21-to-29-year-old workers. It reveals the attitudes of this young, transitional component of the workforce. Arnett’s major insights are as follows: (1) These people are not lazy, but not often fully committed to their jobs. (2) They are willing to work their way up the career ladder, but not willing to be exploited. ...

  • 30 April

    4 Simple Tips to Improve Your Work Ethic

    When you acknowledge and embody a few fundamentals, developing stronger work ethic becomes a simple proposition. An article at HRZone provides those fundamentals. First, you need to understand why you want your work ethic to improve in the first place. Are there benefits you want to reap, risks you want to avoid, or both? Whatever your reasons are, they will serve as your starting point for setting a path to improvement. To incentivize yourself to ...

  • 30 April

    6 Reasons Your Employees Are Not Working Their Best

    Are you frustrated with your team’s lackluster output? Maybe the issue is your lackluster leadership. In an article for TLNT, Mona Berberich identifies some ways you may be setting them up for mediocrity: You do not make enough time for performance evaluations: You must not think of evaluations as a chore or a “necessary evil.” They are a time to discuss how employees can improve, whether they are doing poorly or are already doing excellent. ...

  • 30 April

    The Four Habits That Create Work Ethic

    What mystical forces must come together in order to create reliable work ethic? In an article for Lifehack, Scott H. Young says that this force comprises habits directed at building four things: persistence, focus, “do it now” attitude, and “do it right” attitude. Persistence and focus are the bedrock of work ethic; if your brain clocks out after an hour of work, all hope is lost. To develop these two, grab a stopwatch and start ...

  • 30 April

    How Do You Improve Work Ethic If You’ve Always Been Lazy?

    Can a leopard change its spots? Of course it can, with some body paint. In an article for New York magazine’s The Cut, Alison Green describes how even the laziest person can develop strong work ethic. To begin with, imagine all of the times you have procrastinated important work—and how many hours you have spent dwelling on the fact that you had uncompleted work waiting for you. Think about how many carefree hours of your ...

  • 28 April

    I wish to be useful…

    I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. -Nathan Hale, American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War

  • 26 April

    A man who tries to please all men…

    A man who tries to please all men by weakening his position or compromising his beliefs, in the end has neither position nor beliefs. -Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada

  • 24 April

    A thought is often original…

    A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of associations. -Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician, writer, and poet

  • 23 April

    An Interview with Dave Gordon on His Book, The Data Conversion Cycle

    Businesses approach data conversion projects with apprehension, and perhaps rightfully so. But the Practicing IT Project Manager, Dave Gordon, has written a new book aimed at demystifying data conversion for all roles involved. We interviewed Dave about his book and his reliable, repeatable process for data conversion. Here’s what he had to say. AITS: Your book, The Data Conversion Cycle, describes a generalized approach to data conversion that can be applied by nearly anyone involved ...

  • 23 April

    Girls Feel Less Smart than Boys by Age 6

    In an article for CNN, Juliet Perry and Meera Senthilingam share the findings of research conducted on 400 children about their perceptions on being “smart.” What was found was that children typically view both genders as equally intelligent at age 5, but girls start to feel less smart than boys at age 6. For instance, when offered an activity for “really, really smart kids,” 6-year-old girls express less interest than 5-year-old girls. One wrinkle in ...