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The Art of Delegation – Increasing Productivity, Creating Results & Nurturing a Healthy Work Environment

This article on the importance of delegation; what the effects are; how to go about it; and the key questions you need to ask yourself before delegating, is part of our article series on productivity. This is one of our more detailed parts as delegation is such a key issue when it comes to increasing your personal, your team’s and your company’s productivity and create amazing results. It is often called the art of delegation, and although it is not art as such it is a craft and a skill that can and should be honed.

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Effective Meetings Boost Productivity

In our long running (since January 2015) article series about productivity we have been around a varied range of subjects from the strategic (goal setting) down to the downright practical (how to plan your time). Right from the outset it was envisaged that we would do articles on some of the practical topics, which are corner stones of productivity, such as ensuring you have effective meetings and delegation.
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Linking Your Goals to How You Spend Your Time

In this bi-weekly installment of our big productivity blog series for 2015, we’re once again taking a practical approach. Or at least it’s practical in the way that a personal trainer is effective when he’s shouting at you to get a move on. In other words, in this article I will be shouting at you stop procrastinating and get on with the things you need to do in order to achieve your goals.
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The myth about slacking latecomers

This blog is a re-post of one we wrote previously on our corporate Honeydew Health blog. As the subject of slackers and time keeping is relevant in light of our 2015 focus on productivity we thought we would post it here for your reading pleasure…

A blog article by Peter Honey on the CIPD website got us thinking about the importance of being on time. Peter Honey writes about high achievers who boast that they wake up before sunrise to get a head start to their day. Presumably this boasting is meant to induce admiration and set an expectation for their staff to also dedicate many more hours than contracted to their jobs. Peter Honey’s take on the subject is that if the individuals have a healthy self-esteem and are happy, they wouldn’t feel the need to play this kind of ‘point scoring game’ and tell others that they wake up at 4.30am. These bosses may also be guilty of keeping tabs on what time others arrive at or leave the office. They certainly take note of who arrives late.
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Our response to “5 reasons NOT to have an absence policy”

Some time ago, we came across an article that suggested it is sometimes better not to have an absence policy. The subject of criticism was strict attendance policies, which were said to breed discontent. They can also be counter-productive to employee engagement among other things. Continue reading