Productivity

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting incredible costs on business continuity, productivity, and organizational survival. Moreover, it is taking monumental tolls worldwide on community health as well as the physical, mental, financial, social, and career well-being of individuals. This infographic highlights data from i4cp’s Next Practices in Holistic Well-Being: The Performance Advantage report and outlines the ways Holistic
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Building on lessons learned since early-March, most large organizations (those employing >1,000 people) are including contingencies for a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus into their return to the workplace planning, according to new data from the Institute for corporate Productivity (i4cp). The repeated warnings of health professionals and scientists that we should be prepared for
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High-performance organization embrace a holistic, “whole person” approach to employee well-being, widening focus beyond physical and mental health to a bigger, more inclusive picture. New research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and Rob Cross, professor at Babson College, shows that these leading organizations look holistically at a combined six key elements that combine
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Takeaway: Henry Emmons’ book, The Chemistry of Calm, is a practical and tactical deep dive into what makes us anxious and what helps us find calm. In our interview, Henry talks about how flexibility and acceptance—with ourselves and with the world around us—can help us find calm in these stressful times. Estimated Reading Time: 1
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The following resources are curated by i4cp’s research team to assist leaders, managers, and employees in their planning and strategizing for return to work and the workplace. Download i4cp’s New Checklist here:  Corporate Practice Guides, Toolkits, & Playbooks From Cushman & Wakefield: THE SAFE SIX: WORKPLACE READINESS ESSENTIALS From Cushman & Wakefield: RECOVERY READINESS A
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28% of respondents to an i4cp survey report that they are feeling collaborative overload due to higher collaboration demands than before COVID-19. The top communication / technology culprits contributing to feelings of collaborative overload are video meetings (78%) and email (71%), followed by collaboration platforms such as Slack and Teams (47%). The concept of “collaborative
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How do you motivate a remote team and lead them to feel empowered, autonomous, trusted to work with flexibility and retain the same level of productivity?  All of which ultimately feeds into a virtuous circle of higher engagement, motivation, wellbeing and productivity. Many people today are screaming for empowerment, autonomy and flexibility from their jobs.
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65% of organizations have dedicated teams or task forces in place charged with return to the workplace strategy Nearly all employers are planning for a phased return to the workplace and staggered schedules; 63% will provide employees who have childcare responsibilities with special consideration and enhanced flexibility Many in the media and in governments at
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The latest Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) pulse survey of business leaders found 65% reporting that their organizations have teams overseeing return-to-workplace planning. Another 26% say they haven’t formed such a task force yet, but are discussing doing so.  In nearly three in four (72%) companies with those teams in place, chief HR officers—and to
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4 Takeaways from Weekly Learning & Development Action Calls: COVID-19 Business Response 4/16/2020 This week’s Learning and Development action call hosted two special guests, again both members of i4cp’s Chief Learning and Talent Officer Board: Karen Kocher, General Manager, Global Talent & Learning Experiences at Microsoft, and Michael Killingsworth, former L&D executive at ABB, Shell,
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Takeaway: We procrastinate when a task is boring, frustrating, difficult, ambiguous, unstructured, or lacking in personal meaning or intrinsic rewards. By reversing these triggers—a few suggestions for how to do this are below—we can overpower our urge to procrastinate. Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 41s. Podcast Length: 23 minutes, 24s (link to play podcast at
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A full 75% of organizations say they’re offering support and resources for employees working from home during the coronavirus pandemic while also caring for and/or homeschooling their children. New Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) data finds 75% of 56 organizations saying they are providing support and resources to employees who have been forced to work
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More than half (57%) of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) leaders surveyed by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) say that ramping up communications to heighten awareness of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offerings is a strategy their companies have implemented to prepare for deaths due to COVID-19.  Last week began with worldwide losses due to
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The webinar is currently being processed and will be available shortly. Watch this quick recap of a meeting of HR leaders hosted by human capital research i4cp on Friday, April 10, 2020, where featured guests Scott Smith (CHRO, AT&T Communications) and Michael Fraccaro (Chief People Officer, Mastercard) shared what their companies are doing and we
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This Sunday is Easter. Regardless of your religious preferences, Easter is usually associated with family gatherings, egg hunts and parades…traditions that are universally erased this year. For many American companies and workers, Easter this year also represents a line in the sand that was erased almost as quickly as it was created. On March 24,
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Discussion Themes from Weekly D&I Action Calls: COVID-19 Business Response  3/31/2020 Jacqui Robertson—Global Head of Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion at William Blair and Chair of i4cp’s CEO Board—kicked off the call with the guest interview. Today’s guest: Neddy Perez, Global head of Diversity & Inclusion, Talent management COE at McCormick & Company. Key Takeaways from
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Takeaway: Calm is elusive right now. 5 ways to find it: become engaged with something every day, spend more time in the analog world, meditate (or journal), write down what you’re grateful for, and find something to savor every day. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 23s. Podcast Length: 19 minutes, 53s (link to play podcast
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Over a third (35%) of the talent acquisition professionals surveyed this week by the Institute for Corporate Production (i4cp) said that their organizations have already decreased headcount projections for 2020. This complements research released yesterday showing that 66% of companies have already taken measures, or are considering measures, to rein in headcount costs if the
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