Podcast: Shady Statistics and the Status Quo
The Busyness Paradox Episode #18: Shady Statistics and the Status Quo
A recent Forbes article titled, “Study shows people working from home are having sex, dating, taking naps and doing hustles on company time” (yes, that’s the actual title) leads us to believe that either a) you all had a way more fun pandemic than we did or b) the article is a case study in bending statistics to fit your narrative. A decidedly pro-busywork narrative in this case. Join us as we unspin some stats and discuss the dangers of basing management decisions on slanted reporting.
People, products & publications mentioned:
- 1:58 – Study Shows People Working From Home Are Having Sex, Dating, Taking Naps And Doing Side Hustles On Company Time
- 4:00 – E-conolight Survey
- 19:30 – Generations are Arbitrary. Act Accordingly
- 37:00 – An Epidemic of Wage Theft Is Costing Workers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year
- 40:40 – Correct version of Elvis Presley quote butchered by Paul: “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”
- 43:00 – Toggl Time Tracking and Timery for Toggl
- 44:10 – HRTracker
- 44:18 – Start a Cult!
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