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Virtual teams have real (communication) problems. How to fix them?“Due to lack of team skills you are not a suitable candidate for the position.“ Not many HR specialists would write something as blunt and straightforward, but it could very well be the truth. Over the last few years, many firms who are looking to hire new people are focused more on soft skills rather than knowledge.
Gamification: A worker who plays is a worker who staysI’m browsing through my photos and choosing my profile picture. When I’m done, I switch to the main page and mark this task, which is part of a to-do list of any novice in our company, as completed. The Progress Bar, which shows my progress through the initial training, is a bit fuller now. There are still a few videos to watch and some questionnaires to answer.
The big battle: GPS vs SmartphoneOnly 15 short years ago satellite navigation devices were big, bulky and the center of our outdoor trip discussions. Who will carry it? How many meters above the sea are we? Is it showing the correct position? How far away is our destination?
6 must-visit places in Karlovy VaryKarlovy Vary, also known under its German name Carlsbad, is the spa capital of Czech Republic. It is located in West Bohemia, less than 30 kilometers from Germany. Besides its healing hot springs and opulent architecture, it’s known to film junkies for its glamorous International Film Festival.
GPS: How pieces of metal in space know where you areHow does the Global Positioning System know where you are, even when you have no idea? Learn more about the navigation system and the satellites that do all the hard work. The GPS, first developed for the US military, is the most accurate navigation system available today.
And yet it moves! Meet Galileo, the EU-made navigation systemGalileo is the global navigation satellite system created by the European Union through the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Its headquarters is located in Prague and has two ground operation centers – in Oberpfaffenhofen in German and Fucino in Italy. Its name pays homage to the great astronomer, physicist, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.
GLONASS, the Russian response to GPSNAVSTAR GPS was the first satellite-based navigation system that took over the world. When the first US satellites found their lonely homes on orbit, the Russians responded in style. They create their own navigation system, called GLONASS, that now offers similar services and precision as GPS. Which devices are the most precise ones then? The ones that combine both GPS and GLONASS data.