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Distractions at work can take up more time than you think, but doodling may just help you get through that lecture or meeting. (Shutterstock)

The science of multitasking, and why you should doodle in class

Multitasking may not be what you think it is and it might not even help you be more productive if you choose to do the wrong things at the same time.
Canadian companies say there’s a shortage of skilled workers, but are they investing in training? (Shutterstock)

Is Canada’s skills shortage real, or are businesses to blame?

Canadian firms say there's a dire shortage of skilled workers. But recent studies suggest they're not investing in training, apparently expecting universities to train their employees for them.
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Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?

Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace? The Conversation22.9 MB (download)
Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.

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