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This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter @Globe_Careers or join our Linked In group.

Lots of options? Pick one today

Pick a decision that you have been postponing, give yourself three minutes, and then make it. Consultant Peter Bregman says that when faced with a complex decision where the issues have been reasonably vetted and choices are equally attractive, admit there is no clearly identifiable right way and just decide. Harvard Business Review

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Ambiverts have social advantages

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Monitor projects to gauge results

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Half your work can be automated

McKinsey & Co. shows that nearly 45 per cent of the activities individuals are paid to perform can be automated by current technologies. Fewer than 5 per cent of occupations can be entirely automated but about 60 per cent of occupations could have 30 per cent of more of their activities automated. McKinsey.com

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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