productivity

8 Simple Steps to Declutter Your Day

8 Simple Steps to Declutter Your Day

Overwhelmed? Take these steps to streamline your day. Read More »

8 Easy Ways To Get Much More Done

8 Easy Ways To Get Much More Done

If you're doing the work of two, or three, here's how to get more done in less time. Read More »

9 Reasons You're Failing At Your Job

9 Reasons You're Failing At Your Job

If you want to give yourself the best shot at success, avoid these habits. Read More »

The Complete Guide To Working In A Heat Wave

The Complete Guide To Working In A Heat Wave

Is your office air con hurting your work? Read More »

How Much Of Your Job Is Fake Work?

How Much Of Your Job Is Fake Work?

Just because you're busy it doesn't mean that you're being productive. Find out how to stop wasting time. Read More »

Simple Ways To Get A Lot More Done

Simple Ways To Get A Lot More Done

What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning, before you even brush your teeth? Is it checking the e-mail that's flooded your inbox overnight? Does the pull feel increasingly irresistible, even Pavlovian? Do you get so immersed in responding to other people's agendas that 30 minutes can go by... Read More »

There's Only One Person To Blame When You're Unproductive

There's Only One Person To Blame When You're Unproductive

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 »

Employees Tracked With 'Productivity' Sensors

Employees Tracked With 'Productivity' Sensors

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 »

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

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 »

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Companies are making substantial gains in productivity but aren't sharing much of the gains with workers. Read More »

Stop Having Pointless Meetings: 3 Tips

Stop Having Pointless Meetings: 3 Tips

By Susan Ricker How many meetings does it take to get a project done? No, this isn't the opener to a bad joke. Meetings can often seem like a waste of time, with the only benefit being the occasional box of doughnuts. Martin Murphy, author of "No More Pointless Meetings: Breakthrough Sessions That Will... Read More »

6 Apps That Increase Your Productivity

6 Apps That Increase Your Productivity

These six apps are guaranteed to increase your productivity and maybe even help save your sanity. Read More »

4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

By Susan Ricker There may be a bigger roadblock to your workplace productivity than the voice in your head telling you to play solitaire. It's that notion in your brain, called cognitive bias, which makes you confused, uninterested, wrongly informed or ignorant. A cognitive bias, or a pattern of inaccurate... Read More »

The 10 Professions That Drink The Most Coffee

The 10 Professions That Drink The Most Coffee

By Susan Ricker Nothing is more motivating than the aroma of fresh coffee floating through the air. It's the invigorating scent that confidently says, "We're going to get this done today!" and starts streaming energy through you. Like getting to work on time and finding no long list of emails to tackle, a... Read More »

Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

Worker Productivity Up By 2.2% In Q2

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON – U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought, especially as the pace of hiring slowed dramatically. Rising productivity can boost corporate profits. It can also slow job creation if it means companies are getting more from their... Read More »

How People Goof Off When They Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

How People Goof Off When They Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many workers are eager to work from home, and more employers are accommodating them. But what do these workers actually do all day? Are they as productive as the rest of us toiling away in our cubicles? Well, maybe not. A recent survey asked work-from-home employees if they do non-work activities. Many... Read More »

Most Distracted, Least Productive Workers: Middle-Aged Women?

Most Distracted, Least Productive Workers: Middle-Aged Women?

Researchers asked 19,803 employees: During the past four weeks, how often have you been at work but had trouble concentrating or doing your best because of ___. Read More »

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Read More »

Workers Log An Extra 16 Days A Year, Gobbling Lunch At Desk

Workers Log An Extra 16 Days A Year, Gobbling Lunch At Desk

It's no secret that Americans are working longer and harder than ever. Now, a new poll shows more of us are forgoing the lunch hour and opting instead for a quick bite huddled over our keyboards. A recent survey of workers found that 62 percent of those with desk jobs typically ate lunch at their desks. The... Read More »

4 Time Management Tricks Used By The Pros

4 Time Management Tricks Used By The Pros

By Ritika Trikha If your current time-management system involves five-hour energy drinks or three to four cups of coffee per day, it's time for a change. But cutting back on your work is likely not an option: In this competitive job market, taking on more responsibility and exceeding expectations is a given if... Read More »

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