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Is the Key to Productivity to do Nothing?

September 20, 2017 | 55 views

Is the Key to Productivity to do Nothing?

Is the Key to Productivity to do Nothing?

The illusive 4-hour work week looks tempting, but how is it possible? How can a person achieve grandiose things without producing? You work hard to achieve inbox zero, but it requires just that – work. How can you be a success without grinding away for hours every day?

 

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Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

August 2, 2017 | 396 views

Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

How do you map out your workday? If you’re like most people, you jot down notes in a planner or on post-its with everything you need to accomplish throughout the day. Then, you check things off as you go, hoping to tackle them all but knowing that distractions will creep in, so you might not be able to get to everything.

 

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Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

June 21, 2017 | 427 views

Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

Productivity. Work/life balance. Freedom in the workplace. These are all things we champion on a regular basis, so when a recent Harvard Business Journal article was released titled, “Why Productivity Suffers When Employees Are Allowed to Schedule Their Own Tasks,” we took notice.

 

The Research Behind the Claims

The research comes from a paper titled, “Discretionary Task Ordering: Queue Management in Radiological Services” by Maria R. Ibanez, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School; Jonathan R. Clark, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio; Robert S. Huckman, a professor at Harvard Business School; and Bradley R. Staats, an associate professor at UNC Kenan-Flager Business School.

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Turning Traditional on Its Head: Flexible Scheduling Options

January 6, 2016 | 827 views

Turning Traditional on Its Head: Flexible Scheduling Options

Turning Traditional on Its Head: Flexible Scheduling Options

A new study is catching a lot of attention. 77% of Millennials say flexible schedules make them more productive, according to a study by Bentley University.

 

It’s not a surprise, when you think about it. People’s productivity ebbs and flows throughout the day in the same way the ocean surges and recesses from the shoreline. Sometimes work is efficient. Other times, people struggle to get even the most basic tasks done.

 

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How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

September 30, 2015 | 915 views

How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “How does she do it?” People who juggle busy lifestyles without seeming to skip a beat are awe-inspiring.

 

If you want to become that person who makes everyone’s head turn in amazement, you’ll need to boost your productivity to get more done in less time. Here are a few ways you can make yourself the talk of your social circle with productivity boosting tips.

 

Create a Distraction Free Schedule

 

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How to Help Student Employees Be More Productive

September 2, 2015 | 889 views

How to Help Student Employees Be More Productive

How to Help Student Employees Be More Productive

There are tons of benefits to hiring a student.

 

  • They’re comfortable with new technology;
  • They’re focused on long-term success;
  • They’re able to work longer, odder hours;
  • And they’re okay with receiving entry level salaries.

 

You’re convinced it’s the right decision, but what do you on day one? How can you maximize this new relationship so your business and your intern have the most success? The answer lies in your student’s productivity.

 

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Staying on Task When Working With Different Productivity Styles

August 10, 2015 | 869 views

Staying on Task When Working With Different Productivity Styles

Staying on Task When Working With Different Productivity Styles

Being productive can make you feel like a superhero. Tackling a to-do list in half the time you expected it would take is invigorating, liberating, and freeing. But like most personality traits and work methods, not everyone has the same productivity style.

 

 

Carson Tate, the author of “Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style” outlines four productivity styles: Prioritizers, Planners, Arrangers, and Visualizers. When you’re working with your team on a project, it’s vital that you remain cognizant of these styles. Ignoring them could cause a communication breakdown, pushing you behind schedule.

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Top 10 Productivity Hacks to Get You Back on Track

July 15, 2015 | 1,491 views

Top 10 Productivity Hacks to Get You Back on Track

Top 10 Productivity Hacks to Get You Back on Track

You have every intention of being productive, but suddenly, you find yourself back to square one, scrambling to get everything finished. You’re stressed, frazzled, and overwhelmed, which does nothing to help you stay on task.


Get back on track with these 10 productivity hacks.

 

1. Banish Notifications

When your phone chimes with yet another email landing in your inbox waiting for your attention, you can’t help but get distracted. These small, frequent distractions steal away your valuable productivity time and leave you feeling more frazzled than effective. Put a stop to the notifications and check in when you’re in between tasks instead.

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Could the Apple iWatch Actually Improve Your Productivity?

June 17, 2015 | 1,202 views

Could the Apple iWatch Actually Improve Your Productivity?

Could the Apple iWatch Actually Improve Your Productivity?

Apple recently launched its highly anticipated iWatch. Although there are many smartwatches in the market today, Apple’s release of the iWatch brought more attention and fashion sense to these wearable devices.

 

 

Security risks aside, employers have another concern about the latest technology trend – productivity. What happens to your employee’s productivity when he has easy access to his smartphone, tablet, and wearable technology in the workplace? Should you worry as an employer? Or should you encourage it?

 

Wearables + Employees = Better Efficiency

 

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How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

May 20, 2015 | 1,275 views

How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

We’ve all had them: Unproductive meetings. They’re frustrating to everyone involved. These types of meetings leave people feeling drained, irritated, and overwhelmed. Instead of accomplishing a task, team members find themselves disappointed that they were forced to spend their precious time in a meeting that didn’t need to happen.

 

This is no way to lead your team and keep your employees energized.

 

 

 

Help avoid these all too common situations in your office, here are five tips for your next meeting.

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