By Laura Roeder
This probably isn't the first article you've read about taming the email beast. You know all about categorizing, filtering, batching your time, etc., etc. But no matter how savvy your email system is, managing your inbox is still attacking the symptom, not the problem. What if you just got less... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Most likely you were drawn to your profession because it enables you to use your skills, knowledge and talents to their maximum potential. But if lately you feel as though you're standing still or stuck in a rut, it may be time to step back and evaluate your situation.
This type of... Read More »
There are tons of apps, online tools and time management methods out there, but sometimes more old-fashioned means can help you truly get organized. Here are 9 unconventional tips for managing time more effectively. Read More »
I've had the privilege of being career coach to some of the world's most successful people: from college presidents to Fortune 50 C-level executives to world-class scientists. Here are commonalities among them: Read More »
Concentrate even when you're working on the go -- in airports, co-working spaces or Starbucks. Read More »
On May 31, 2009, an Air France plane carrying 228 people from Brazil to France crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. It was one of the deadliest accidents in aviation history, and according to a recently disclosed judicial report, the pilot had only one hour of sleep.
"I didn't sleep... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
The idea of having employees walk around with electronic sensors to track their every move is unsettling. There are privacy and legal issues, and who wants to feel like they are just a cog in a system? But data companies say that the resulting reams of information will improve life for companies... Read More »
For more than a decade now, I've struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment -- not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I've uncovered is as important as trust.
As much as employers... Read More »
Companies are making substantial gains in productivity but aren't sharing much of the gains with workers. Read More »
By Jude Bijou
It's normal to procrastinate at work. Usually we do it because we're avoiding a task that's unpleasant or daunting. And, in truth, procrastinating isn't really a serious problem until it starts to interfere with your performance at work. If you're feeling worried, fearful and stressed out, or your... Read More »
Many people are motivated to do tasks by knowing they're being productive, contributing to society, and/or providing good income for their family. Other people are more motivated by pleasure: Will this activity be fun? Unless a task is fun and/or easy, they're tempted to procrastinate. If the latter sounds like... Read More »
"Good student skills" looked very similar to "good girl" behavior patterns, and that could be preventing women from being leaders and innovators. Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Most of us have been late to work at some point. According to a new CareerBuilder study, 26 percent of workers admit to being tardy at least once a month and 16 percent are late once a week or more. But what excuses do people give for being late?
More than 2,600 hiring managers and more than... Read More »
Work presents many problems for workers -- among them is sharing space with some people you'd probably prefer to avoid. There may be a solution. A new product called the "bubble desk," designed by the French firm of Christian Pottgiesser, allows office workers to enclose themselves at their workstations,... Read More »
Everyone knows that ambition is key to success. If you're not naturally driven, acquiring ambition can feel like an impossibility. While I can't promise I can turn a torpid procrastinator into a dynamo, I have been able to help my clients see moderate improvement. And one of the world's top experts on... Read More »
This weekend brings the Super Bowl, that annual festival of traditions including overpriced commercials, seven-layer dip and a curious one for we business writers: statistics on how much productivity is "lost" due to the game.
I've seen different numbers bandied about:
Employers lose $820 or $850 million... Read More »
If you follow through on all your new year's resolutions, you might never have to make any the... Read More »
The Mayans were quite an advanced civilization. They had agriculture, written language and, as we've been learning in story after story this week, a calendar. Mayan civilization itself ended hundreds of years ago, but the calendar ticked along until. ... Dec. 21, 2012. Read More »
By Chrissy Scivicque
Does it seem like people are always slamming you with impossibly urgent requests? Do you ever feel like you'll only meet your deadlines if you work extra hours or take work home on weekends? Are the demands placed on you so intense that you find yourself wondering how anyone does it... Read More »
By Cheryl Lock, LearnVest.com
When Sara Sutton Fell began her search in 2006 for a flexible, professional job that would allow her to grow in her career and be a good mother, she came to a realization that would change her life:
Flexible work was hard to come by. Read More »