Productivity

Conversations around optimizing workplace productivity have always existed—the only real changes to the conversation are the solutions that business leaders consider to ameliorate the productivity gap. In the past, these solutions often had to do with individual performance (how each team member can operate more efficiently). But today, the conversation has shifted to also include
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What are companies doing about employees who post content on social media that is inflammatory, derogatory, offensive, or racist? This is a fraught question—one that comes up consistently in conversations, chat threads, in emails, and even LinkedIn posts—many of us are thinking about this and asking ourselves (and one another): How should employers respond when
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What is wellbeing? Have you heard this lovely fluffy word being banded around a little lately? When we think of wellbeing it might make us think of our health or how we are feeling, but one thing is for sure is if we want to be a Productivity Ninja it’s imperative to be aware of
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This week’s pulse survey conducted by the Institute for Corporate Production (i4cp) found that the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. is compelling companies to rethink planning for workers to head back to the office Of the 107 business professionals polled, 35% said that recent increases in new infections of the virus have affected their
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Return-to-normal is a popular topic of conversation these days. Business leaders are focused on return to work plans that will hopefully reengage their workforces in more productive ways. Small business owners are struggling to reopen, serve customers, and comply with local guidelines for keeping people safe. Friends and family are waiting expectantly for the day
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Question – How can you save £26k* a year? Answer – By investing time and effort in virtual meetings AND doing them properly. If there’s one thing that elicits more dread than the thought of sitting for hours in an office meeting room, it’s spending the same time on a Skype call! But as the
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It’s fair to say that these are the most challenging times some of us have seen in our lifetime. With so much uncertainty in the air and the way we live our lives changing so drastically, it’s even being compared to times of war. Amongst all of this, we do believe it is possible to
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Takeaway: Staying informed during a global crisis is important, but so is disconnecting from the news in order to protect your mental health. Below are a few strategies to check less often. Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 9s. (But it’s skimmable.) The news is a distraction during normal times. Needless to say, during a global
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Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 49s. Because I’m spending so much more time all of my time at home these days, I’m finding myself reading a lot more. I’m using the books that I’m reading during self-isolation to do two things: both give my mind a healthy break from thinking about current events, and to
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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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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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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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