Prioritisation part I – Part of the Productivity Series

Learn from one of the greatest military commanders of all time how to prioritise tasks. In this day and age where we are overloaded with information it can often be very difficult to decide where we should focus our efforts. This article outlines a simple decision-making framework for prioritisation.

Fit for Work?

Lord Freud said recently “Providing support where it’s needed most will help to reduce the length of time employees take off sick which in turn will cut sick pay costs, improve economic output and reduce the chance of people falling out of work and having to claim benefits”. It is for this reason that the […]

Goal Setting Improves Productivity

Many people are either completely goal-less or goal-obsessed. People without goals tend to drift through life without being completely happy – and not knowing why. Goal-obsessed people are the ones who tend to be stressed out at all times and they may (or may not) achieve material success, but are seldom happy. It is important […]

Attendance management improves productivity

An absence survey by Aviva in 2012 drew attention to the effects of absence on productivity and performance. According to their survey responses, over a quarter of employers (27%) reported an effect on productivity when a member of staff was ill and absent, and 22% said that it impacted the business financially.

Four steps to healthy attendance

Over the years we’ve learned how far reaching the issue of absence is. It doesn’t start on the day an employee phones in sick. And the story doesn’t necessarily end when the employee comes back to work.