Talking Points: June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

The CEO of the company Simpliflying tried an experiment- the company decided to force its employees to go on vacation. In fact, if they even contacted the office while on vacation they would not get paid for vacation time. What they discovered was encouraging. After the vacation, creativity surged 33%, happiness went up 25%, and productivity increased by 13%. Psychology Today, June 10th, 2019

Forced to choose between driving five hours or taking a flight, 66.3% of American respondents would rather drive. StudyFinds, May 21, 2019

For the first time in more than 100 years, the legislatures of every state except one- Minnesota, are dominated by a single party. The New York Times, June 11, 2019

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Thomas Jefferson

In America today, there are 84 robots for every 10,000 workers. CNBC, June 10, 2019

Forty-nine percent of Americans under the age of 35 now report having a side hustle. Fortune, June 6, 2019

“Allow other people to speak first; the important factor is not who talks…it’s who listens.” Ilana Eberson

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