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Employee Productivity

A Totally Cool New Way to Look at Worker Health

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

The goal is to convince employers to think of on-the-job health and safety as just one part of an integrated whole that also includes worker wellness and well-being.

Worker Productivity Can Jump 30 Percent When It's For A Good Cause: Study

Phys.org | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampt...

How to Be Less Manic and More Productive: An Effective Executive's Surprising Workday Routine

Danny Iny | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Danny Iny

Changes don't have to be drastic to be effective. So rather than flipping your entire work schedule upside down, it's easier to start small; block off 60 minutes at the start of your peak work times for whatever your day's priority might happen to be, and start there.

5 Scientifically-Proven Tricks To Make Your Brain Smarter

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Remember that the brain, like the body, needs rest. Allow employees to take advantage of brief downtime several times a day so they return to their desks mentally refreshed. Respect their vacation time with their family and friends.

6 Ways to Kill Your Employee's Productivity

Jill Keto | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Jill Keto

Wondering how to improve your team's employee engagement and productivity at work? An engaged, productive workforce is the lifeblood of company success. But sometimes leaders take the wrong approach and end up harming their workforce culture instead of nurturing it.

4 Steps to Manage Up When Your Boss Is an Obsessive Micromanager

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many helicopter bosses feel the need to hover in order to monitor efficiency, or to keep things on track, especially if an employee has erred in the past. But most micromanagers do so out of a need for control that often has more to do with them than the performance of their employees.

How To Avoid Burnout (According To Science)

Joe Robinson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Missing the point of life doesn't make sense -- but then a lot of things we do are irrational when we're under the influence of myopia, a specialty of chronic stress and its final stage, burnout.

Making telework more widespread in government

Tom Fox | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Telework is slowly gaining a foothold in the federal government, but changing the attitudes of managers and supervisors who want to see their employee...

The Surprising Upsides of Volunteering

Dr. David Jones | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. David Jones

Through my work with Citizen Schools, I've seen firsthand the dramatic impact that Citizen Teachers can have on young minds, but as a professor of management in the school of business at the University of Vermont, what I am really fascinated by is research findings showing that many employees respond positively when their employer provides opportunities to serve their communities. I've been conducting studies to understand why.

School Days 2.0: Connected, Borderless, and Highly Inclusive

Joseph Bradley | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

The same educational mode has persisted since the 1800s -- if not since Aristotle. Students and their classmates sit within the same walls and absorb rote knowledge from one teacher at a time. And woe to those who fail to show up for the morning bell or to follow the lesson plan!

The $90 Million Mindset: An Offshoring Success Story

Shayne Hughes | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

No matter how brilliant a strategy, if the people involved aren't committed, it will never take off.

3 Hidden Dangers That Are Sucking the Profits Out Of Your Business

Denise Gosnell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Denise Gosnell

I firmly believe that these hidden dangers will suck the life out of even the greatest companies in America and around the world if they are not addressed.

The Secret To Having Happy, Hard-Working Employees

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

People want contentment, love and happiness derived from meaningful work. But with only 24 hours in a day, is it even possible? How can you as a manager, facilitate your employees' happiness and consequently increase your company's success as well as your own?

Why Knowledge Workers Suffers From Employee Burnout

Laurie Erdman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

Employee well-being matters. It matters for our health, our relationships and our economy. Well-being is not about fluff. It's about personal and professional results.

3 Ways to Excel at Work

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

So how do you excel at work? Most of us think we have to go the extra mile. Work harder. Take more on. Wrong.The real secret to excelling at work is learning to better fuel your body and soul. In this case, we're talking about learning how to thrive. Follow these three easy steps.

Motivation in the Workplace for Optimal Results Is Not a 'One Size Fits All' Implementation

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Business leaders and manager at all levels usually agree on one thing: It's a constant challenge to keep others in the work environment motivated and productive.

12 Ways To Get Ahead At Work Without Really Trying

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Of course we all want to be better employees than we are. But there are only so many hours in the day, and sometimes it's just not possible to, you kn...

Employees Only Work For THREE MInutes At A Time Before Getting Distracted

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

With work emails, personal emails, chitchat across open-office layouts and the multiple browser windows employees tend to have open, the workplace is ...

Look What Happens To Bad Bosses

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.23.2012 | Small Business

Bad bosses take note! You won't last. That's one comforting conclusion from "The Value of Bosses," a new working paper from three business school p...

Major U.S. Corporations Squeezing Even More Money Out Of Employees

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Major corporations are making certain they get their money's worth out of each individual employee. S&P 500 companies made an average $420,000 in ...

U.S. Workers Will Hand Employers Billions By Not Taking Vacation Days

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

American workers are giving their companies a boost by not using all those vacation days. U.S. workers on average won't use two of their vacation ...

Alicia Ciccone

The Cost Of Unhealthy Employees: $153 Billion In Lost Productivity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business

A new Gallup poll estimates that unhealthy workers cost businesses $153 billion a year in lost productivity. Nearly 110,000 full-time employees we...

Men More Productive At Work When They're In A Relationship -- Women Not So Much

Aol Jobs | Posted 11.20.2011 | Women

Sixty-four percent of single men say they are more productive at work when they are in a relationship, compared with less than half of women, accordin...

U.S. Profits Per Employee Jump Even As Raises Remain Modest

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Companies are squeezing greater profits out of their employees, even as layoffs rise and the outlook for hiring and raises remains mixed, a recent stu...

Are Mobile Devices Killing Employee Productivity?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 10.22.2011 | Small Business

Do mobile devices make your employees more productive or give them an excuse to goof off all day? Would a glass of wine at lunch make them happier? An...