Before you hunker down into spring-cleaning mode, read these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of March 9.
1. Death of the Cubicle, Facebook and Pearson Style: With more companies transitioning from traditional cubicle environments to open offices, CLOs have to make room for change management, writes editor Kate Everson.
2. 6 Ways Color Affects Learning: That white and gold dress — or is it black and blue? — has more to do with neurology than thousands of bored social media users. And learning leaders should take note.
3. Wal-Mart Puts Up Cash to Close Skills Gap: The Fortune 500 company announces a multimillion dollar donation to groups working to train employees for future careers.
4. How to Help a Pressure-Cooked CEO: Some might covet the corner office, but those in it are subject to pressure that can wreak havoc on their health and performance. CLOs must come to the rescue.
5. Add Sleep To Your Development Plan: Are you getting enough sleep? Blogger Ed Cohen writes that hitting the snooze button won't hurt your career but actually help it.
On Another Note …
Warren Buffett's annual letter to the shareholders of his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is normally filled with clarity and clever insights on the company's prospects and the world of investing. However, as The Economist writes, this year's letter leaves more to be desired. Read here.
Also, will the Apple Watch makes us more productive or less? Fast Company explores. Read here.
Finally, successful people share advice on how to quit your job, from Business Insider. Read here.