Welcome New NTCA Members
NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association would like to welcome the following
new member companies, which joined the association in the second quarter of 2017.
Selangor Darul Ehsan
TC Wireless, Inc.
Council Grove, Kan.
La Prarie, QC
Tri County Plumbing,
Heating and Electrical
Lost Nation, Iowa
Need a mental pick-me-up during the work day?
Try doodling for a few minutes.
A Drexel University research team found that
drawing for just a few minutes triggers the brain’s
reward system. Participants in the study allowed
their brains to be scanned while they spent three
minutes drawing whatever they wanted to draw,
followed by three minutes of doodling using a group of
circles and another three minutes coloring in shapes. They
rested their eyes for two minutes between each
activity and completed a questionnaire that gauged
their imagination, problem-solving skills and ability
to come up with new ideas. Results showed “
significant activation of the medial prefrontal cortex”—
part of the brain’s reward system.
l Source: psmag.com
Artist Be Your Next Hire?
Telcos need network technicians, customer service representatives
and human resources workers, among others. But what about artists?
With employers increasingly citing a need for creativity in the work-
place, the more than 2 million working artists and 60,000 annual grad-
uates of art schools in America could be the answer. In its report,
“Great Minds Don’t Think Alike,” Upstart Co-Lab said artists
can bring benefits to the workplace—creative thinking,
innovation and a different way of seeing things—that go
far beyond specific art-related roles.
“You need people who aren’t just falling in step with the
way it’s been done before,” said Laura Callahan, founding partner
of Upstart Co-Lab. “You especially want [artist employees] at
the early stage of a new initiative, to ask the questions
that aren’t obvious.” l Source: artsy.net