The truth is very simple. There is one – and really only one – true productivity killer. That means there is one thing you need to do first in order to become more productive. Read on to find out more. Continue reading
According to research estimates, about 47 percent of US employment is at risk of being automated and about 35% of current jobs in the UK are likely to be replaced by robots in the next 20 years. In London, as reported by Deloitte, the main threat to jobs comes from advances in technology. Continue reading
A recent survey of over 2,600 employees by FlexJobs found that 76% think the office is not their most productive work environment. 50% of the survey respondents would choose to work from home to be most productive or on important projects. The top five reasons why flexible working was deemed more productive were: Continue reading
To help employees and managers alike decide if flexible working could be the right solution for you, we at Honeydew have written a guide to flexible working for you, right here. Please share! Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this latest installment of the Productivity blog series we take a closer look at the planning mindset you have to get into if you want to avoid being roped into doing a lot of unimportant tasks – instead of the ones, which truly matter. Continue reading
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