Using Parkinson’s Law To Become A Better Manager

This series is designed to help those working in the arts and culture sector apply user experience (UX) best practices to daily content management tasks. Using Jon Yablonski’s collection at LawsOfUX.com that gathers best practices designers consider when building user interfaces, today’s installment will focus on Parkinson’s Law. Parkinson’s Law Per https://lawsofux.com/parkinsons-law/ here’s how Parkinson’s Law is defined: Any task will inflate until all of the available time is spent. Limit the time it takes to complete a task to what users expect it’ll take. Reducing the actual duration to complete a task from the expected … Read more

#ShowTheSalary

It’s no secret that many of us in the industry have been pushing organizations to list the salary range when advertising a job. This week, New York City has passed a law that employers must include the salary range in a job posting beginning in April 2022. The bill, which passed on Wednesday in a 41 to 7 vote, says employers failing to list minimum and maximum salary ranges for New York City-based roles are engaging in discriminatory practices. I encourage you to read all the details in this recent article on … Read more

The Secret To Converting Paragraph Breaks Into Line Breaks And Creating Comma Separated Lists

Pretty much every arts administrator knows the pain of looking at a long list of content in a Microsoft Word document where each line is separated by a paragraph, but you need them separated by line breaks. You could go through and manually change each…and…every…one or you can use this Find and Replace trick to do the entire doc in seconds. Convert Paragraph To Line Breaks (and vice versa) Use CTRL + H to bring up the Find and Replace dialog box and in the Find whatfield enter ^p (the upward arrow character is a caret and … Read more