This week’s must-reads: Recharging is for batteries, not people

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

“Addicted” to Technology? Why You Need to Turn the Tables and Hack Back! (NirAndFar) We can take steps to get the best out of tech without letting it get the best of us.

Recharging is for batteries, not people (Jason Shen) Why working less isn’t the answer to burnout at work.

Don’t Demonize Employees Who Raise Problems (Harvard Business Review) Some leaders demonize dissident voices. It’s not comfortable to see your shortcomings and this causes leaders to deflect and defend.

How We Pay Attention Changes the Shape of Our Brains (Literary Hub) Attention is essential, but it may result in a problem: if attention is misdirected, learning can get stuck.

All Grown-Up: Must-Listens for Aging Millennials (Audible) Insights from a Millennial who has passed her thirtieth birthday.

Canada Wins, U.S. Loses in Global Fight for High-Tech Workers (NPR) If there is a war for global tech talent, right now Canada is winning and the U.S. may be losing its edge.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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