Productivity

How to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

Managing a team is difficult enough. It’s even harder when your team members are located all over the place. When sitting at the same table is no longer an option, you’re going to need to approach things differently. It may be a little difficult at first, but eventually, it will become routine. Whether this is a long term remote work situation or a temporary fix while certain members of your team are away on a business trip, you’re going to need to adapt your methods to work over a longer distance. Below are some strategies to keep in mind.

 

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3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication […]

4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

Today, we’re beginning a new series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

We’ll begin by discussing how to communicate effectively during business meetings. In the corporate space, meetings are part of the routine. They serve many purposes. For one, they encourage teamwork by […]

Developing an Effective Employee Training Program

There are few steps during the hiring process that are more important than the proper training of employees. However, many businesses fail to recognize this fact and this can lead to high turnover rates and unprepared workers. Here are some tips for developing an effective employee training program.

 

Identify Goals

The foremost step in creating an employee training program is to identify the goals that need to be met for success to be achieved. Every business is unique, and therefore the goals will be dictated by the requirements in the workplace. For instance, when training hotel employees you may want to […]

How clutter in the office can hurt the productivity of your team

If you have ever worked in an office that was full of clutter, you might have noticed that you were less productive. However, you may not have considered that it was actually the clutter around you that was impacting your workflow. There are many ways in which clutter can decrease the productivity of your team, and here are some of the foremost.

 

The Causes of Clutter

When you are busy at work, and your team is racing to meet a deadline, it is common to toss aside unused documents and other items so that you can focus on the task at […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on How clutter in the office can hurt the productivity of your team

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

Today, we’re completing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

There’s a reason why Stephen Covey’s global sensation has been a bestseller for decades. The information found within the pages of this book truly has the power to change your life both in the personal and professional spheres.

My hope is that your journey through this 7-part series has been informative, educational, and enlightening. I hope also that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment with amazing results.

Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at the ground we’ve covered so far. In case you’ve […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building, Research, Resilience, Social Support, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

7 reasons why your best employees underperform – and how to fix that

Since many employers spend a lot of time and resources recruiting talent, they expect to get as much return. However, this isn’t always the case. A lot of companies are stuck with employees who have the right qualifications but seem to be unable to perform mundane tasks.

The following are reasons why employees underperform and what you could do to get the best out of them.

 

 

Their job description isn’t clear

Many employees perform poorly because they don’t know what tasks they should undertake. They spend a lot of time doing someone else’s duties or performing non-essential work to the […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Synergise

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I hope this series has proved to be informative and enlightening, and that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment into your personal and professional life with amazing results. We only have two more habits to talk about, but before we dive into that, let’s look at the ground we’ve already covered.

Here are the topics we’ve discussed thus far:

In Part 1 ,we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Book Reviews, Coaching, Communication, Community, Development, Leadership, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Synergise

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Seek First to Understand

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1 ,we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

In Part 4, we talked about the notion of thinking ‘win-win’ to build your character and create better relationships.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #5 in Covey’s bestselling book: seek first to […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Communication, Development, Leadership, Mastery, Mindfulness, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Seek First to Understand

How to create the culture of innovation

Every workplace needs a little more innovation to carry it into the future. The top performers in your office might have been with you for years, and they’re probably used to the way you’ve always done things. If your original company culture never held innovation as a core value, it’s time to make some changes. This means it’s time to get rid of a lot of the everyday processes you take for granted and allow the imaginations of your employees to fill the gaps.

 

Get Together

Ideas can’t grow and people can’t contribute if they’re all sprawled out in different corners […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Development, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Potential, Productivity|Comments Off on How to create the culture of innovation