Survey reveals common productivity busters

Survey reveals common productivity busters

People like to speculate about what the most disruptive productivity killers are in offices around the country, but do they really have a clue? It’s easy to point fingers at email, social media, or lack of discipline as sources of common distractions, but what are the real issues? In a survey of 2,175 hiring and human resource managers released by CareerBuilder last month, the true sources of lost productivity on the job are revealed.

Productivity myths and fixes

Productivity myths and fixes

Staying productive is crucial to keep up in today’s competitive business environment. But while it’s one thing to acknowledge the idea, actually keeping productivity high is another story entirely. And while you might seek expert advice, the truth is that a lot of it doesn’t in fact work.

Ensure your remote workers stay productive

Ensure your remote workers stay productive

Do you have a staff of young employees who are working remotely around the country? How do you know they’re staying productive and not watching YouTube videos all day? For employees who are undisciplined and new to the remote working world, working from home or a coffee shop can be a breeding ground for unproductivity.

5 ways to stay productive in a power outage

5 ways to stay productive in a power outage

Power outages can be a most unpleasant surprise, especially when you’re in the middle of an important task with your clients via Skype or using the Internet to assist in your daily business activities. With that in mind, what can you do when you’re facing a power outage for hours? You can hardly loiter around waiting for it to come back – the longer your business stays offline, the more trust you lose from your clients.

Gain more productivity from your technology

Gain more productivity from your technology

Every day it seems like there’s some new revolutionary technology, app, or update released that’s touted as the answer to our productivity woes. And while technology sure can solve a lot of problems, does it always make our jobs easier? If you take a moment to think seriously about this, you’ll likely agree that technology can sometimes actually be a hindrance.

Get more done in meetings with Do.com

Get more done in meetings with Do.com

Are your corporate meetings the hotbed of productivity and decision making that they should be? Probably not. Of the billions of meetings held in organizations around the world each year, too many are slow, lacking pace and without focus – and, in truth, plenty of those meetings probably don’t even need to be held in the first place.

Tips to make your email subjects productive

Tips to make your email subjects productive

For many of us, email is the bane of our lives. We spend too long slaving over our inboxes, desperate to empty it but seemingly forever staring at a bottomless pit. This long list of requests, information and updates is the ultimate distraction from our real work – and not all of it is even applicable to us.

How to boost productivity with your tablet

How to boost productivity with your tablet

Increasing productivity is one of the most crucial goals for small businesses, and this is where technology comes in. Tablets are merely leisure tools in the eyes of many users, good for games and movies but not much else. But actually these can be valuable productive tools in the office, too.