4 Contributors to Poor Productivity (that You Should Avoid at All Costs)

February 20, 2019 | 165 views

4 Contributors to Poor Productivity (that You Should Avoid at All Costs)
4 Contributors to Poor Productivity (that You Should Avoid at All Costs)

Poor productivity may be costing you more than you realize: having disengaged workers costs organizations around $500 billion per year. If you haven’t considered how lack of efficiency or motivation has impacted your business, it’s time to assess whether you might be part of the problem.


1. Not Keeping Your Eye on the Big Picture

In order for employees to feel important, it helps for them to know that they are a critical part of the success of the company. To do this, managers must work with employees to identify key performance indicators (KPIs) that will be used to evaluate their success for their unique positions.

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4 Ways to Empower Employees Through Learning

February 13, 2019 | 264 views

4 Ways to Empower Employees Through Learning
4 Ways to Empower Employees Through Learning

Are we doing our best to empower employees through learning? Maybe not. Only one-third of employees in the U.S. say their organization does a good job with learning management. Maybe it’s because while 78% of employees think that managers should discuss learning opportunities with them, only 37% said they do a good job at it.


We need to do a better job. Here are four ways you can ensure your staff are ready, willing, and able to handle their tasks.


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4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale

February 6, 2019 | 399 views

4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale
4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale

How would improving employee morale enhance your organization? Maybe it could improve production and collaboration, decrease absenteeism, and even improve employee’s work-life balance. Doesn’t that sound good?


Having employees that believe they have a positive work-life balance can actually increase their productivity by 21%.  And those that don’t feel they have it are more likely to leave the company:


“One study revealed that one out of four workers who felt they had no support structure for adequate work-life balance made plans to quit in the following two years, in comparison to 17 percent who felt they had support,” says William Craig at Forbes.com.

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How to Increase Your Productivity Without Going to Great Lengths

January 30, 2019 | 571 views

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Going to Great Lengths
How to Increase Your Productivity Without Going to Great Lengths

Perhaps one of the most inspiring CEOs of our time is Peter Shankman. One of his cornerstone accomplishments is Help A Reporter Out (HARO), a business that became an almost overnight success and was acquired in less than two years by Vocus, Inc. But recently he’s turned his focus elsewhere — on telling his story about being a productive CEO with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


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How to Gain Buy-In For New Technology and Processes at Your Non-Profit

January 23, 2019 | 530 views

How to Gain Buy-In For New Technology and Processes at Your Non-Profit
How to Gain Buy-In For New Technology and Processes at Your Non-Profit

The two biggest challenges for businesses today, which are trying to embrace the rapid momentum into a digital world, are over-reliance on legacy technology and internal resistance. That’s according to a 2018 survey by Vanson Bourne.


Buying into new tools and adjusting processes that have been in place for years is uncomfortable. As humans, we’re naturally resistant to change and actively avoid the discomfort that goes along with forming new habits. The end result is that we stay stuck in our current patterns never making necessary adjustments to outdated processes.

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Getting Organized in Your Professional Life Starts With Personal Organization

January 16, 2019 | 1,011 views

Getting Organized in Your Professional Life Starts With Personal Organization
Getting Organized in Your Professional Life Starts With Personal Organization

January tends to be the time of year when many people start talking about how to get organized and become more productive at work. Because you collaborate with colleagues day in and day out, the office seems like the natural place to start your organization efforts.


While professional productivity is important, getting productive and organized requires you to form new habits. To be successful, you’ll need to adopt these habits both inside and outside of the workplace. Because of this, we argue, you should focus on personal productivity instead of focusing on professional productivity. Here are three changes you can make to get more done at home and in business.

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4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019

January 9, 2019 | 1,739 views

4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019
4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019

Is becoming more productive one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you have a good mindset going into 2019. Still, that kind of broad-brush resolution isn’t concrete enough to lend you real results. You must get more specific and concrete with what that increased productivity will look like for you.


If you want to be a better manager of your time in 2019, here are four New Year’s resolutions you can make now to help you reach your goals in the year ahead.

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Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

December 26, 2018 | 909 views






Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

Perhaps one of the hardest, and most necessary, things to do is ask for help. For some reason, it makes people cringe to have to lean on others to get things done. That’s probably why one in five highly-engaged employees are at risk of burnout, according to the Harvard Business Review. Yet, when you’re in business, you have no other choice than to lean on others if you want to reach your goals.

 

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How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

December 19, 2018 | 906 views






How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

Gone are the days when people worked hard to climb the corporate ladder. Today, Millennials and other generations are job-hopping more than ever before, according to LinkedIn. The only way to keep people on board is to create a culture of loyalty.

 

As enticing as loyalty might be, many companies don’t know where to start when it comes to getting talented people to stay on board. If you’re worried about how to keep your team you have throughout 2019, here are a few tips for how to build loyalty into your company culture.

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Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

December 12, 2018 | 1,976 views






Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

Are you notoriously late for meetings or missing deadlines? If so, you probably lack time management skills.

 

Time management is the ability to maximize every minute in your 24-hour day. If you’re struggling to keep up with all you have on your plate, you might want to make a 2019 New Year’s resolution to change your time management habits. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

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