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Workplace Productivity

Don't Just Sit Less -- Sit Better

Katherine Krug | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Krug

Sitting is unavoidable. You can't pace up and down the aisle of an airplane during your flight, or in a theatre during the movie. In most culture's it's impolite to jog in place while eating a burrito. The solution is not simply sitting less; it's sitting better.

Tune Into a Better Workday

La Tanya Williams | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
La Tanya Williams

Most studies show increased productivity, improved concentration and an elevated frame of mind among those who listen to music at work; as opposed to negative consequences.

Busy or Productive: Why Words Matter to Entrepreneurs

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

So, if you're "busy" with endless actions that have little or no correlation to your goals, call it as such. However, if you're planning your week, analyzing your goals, tweaking your strategies, and moving closer to your objective, call it what it truly is - productive.

The Secret To Happiness At Work Might Be Office Exercise

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling that midday slump? You may want to skip that third cup of joe and move your feet instead. Two new studies are highlighting the growing bene...

The Little Desk Decoration That Could Make A Big Difference In Your Work

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By now, you've probably attempted a million work hacks to make your desk job a little more enjoyable. Maybe you've tried keeping a messy workspace for...

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.

How Gchat Is Hurting Your Workplace Productivity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite our determined efforts to stay focused and productive throughout the workday, we often find ourselves distracted by the tools intended to make...

3 Productivity Hacks You Should Be Using At Work (And 2 You Shouldn't)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Ahhh, the sweet benefits of a long weekend. You get to relax, you get to socialize, you get to go outdoors ... and then, you get to come back on Monda...

This May Help You Handle The Holiday-Season Work Stress

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Alison Green for U.S. News If it seems like you're always stretched too thin and never have enough time to complete your work before three new p...

The Complete Guide To Procrastinating At Work

Quartz | Anna Codrea-Rado | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

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Recouping $650 Billion in Workplace Social Media Cost

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Eliyahu Federman

Of all the reasons employees abandon their work, wasting hours on social media, the most fundamental is the need to interact with others. The reality is that employees feel the need to socialize -- and will do so whether it's around the water cooler or online.

Managers Who Think Highly Of Themselves Likely To Discriminate: Study

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money

Who's most likely to discriminate against obese workers? Managers who think they're good looking. That's one finding of a new study in the Internat...

4 Ways To Help Your Divorcing Employee

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 05.01.2012 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

According to John Curtis of Integrated Organizational Development in Waynesville, N.C., the cost per worker going through a divorce is about $8,300. That estimate also includes days missed as the worker takes time off to deal with the legal, financial and psychological issues related to divorce.

No One Wants a Younger Boss... Or Do They?

Tay K. McNamara, PhD | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Tay K. McNamara, PhD

Generally, workers who described their supervisors as younger than them viewed their supervisors as less supportive as compared to workers who described their supervisors as older than them.

Heavy Drinking Costs Economy Hundreds Of Billions Every Year

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

Heavy drinking is costing the U.S. economy more than $200 billion a year, mostly in lost workplace productivity, a U.S. health agency said on Mond...

Office Single Serve Beverage Systems Are the New Water Cooler

Brian Miller | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Brian Miller

In order to satisfy their taste buds, American workers are spending valuable time away from the office, which can cut back on both office productivity and hard-earned disposable income. Good coffee in the office changes this though.

Multitasking is Out, Single Tasking is In

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Delegating is win-win. You are freed to focus on really important work, thus elevating your productivity and efficiency. You are less stressed and more creative. Your team wins even more.

The Soul of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Social injustice, poverty, ecological devastation. Can we repair these global problems? According to world-renowned author teacher and thinker Deepak...

3 Conversations to Improve Your Workplace (VIDEO)

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

These three topics are the practical, positive, systemic aspects of your work: what you're doing, why it matters and how you know you are progressing.