Productivity

Ensure success after promotions

December 1, 2014
Promoting your best employees can be scary because you risk throwing off the team dynamic and hurting its
performance. Instead, ensure a smooth transition when you promote employees by following these tips.

Find solutions in minutes

December 1, 2014
Use the “10-minute Storm” exercise to come up with solutions to a problem.

Ease concerns over new projects

November 1, 2014
Don’t let fear and worry derail your projects just as they are beginning. Create a “worry list” the next time your team takes on a new task or project.

Momentum booster: busywork

November 1, 2014
Don’t underestimate the value of busywork. A study conducted by the University of California, Irvine, found employees are actually happiest when performing seemingly menial tasks.

Deal with holiday stress

November 1, 2014
The holidays can be stressful for everyone. That stress can kill your productivity during a time when you need to be at the top of your game, as you wrap up the end of the year and prepare for 2015. Here are three key ways to combat stress this holiday season.

Managing back-to-back meetings

November 1, 2014
Follow these tips to remain productive during days with back-to-back meetings:

Move beyond the planning stage

November 1, 2014
Are you great at planning but fall short on execution? Planning is important, but when you overanalyze, you bog down the project and kill momentum.

Cut costs diplomatically

October 1, 2014
Most managers at some point are faced with the challenge of cutting costs. If you are forced to do more with less, use these techniques:

The best leaders argue with success

October 1, 2014
We’ve all heard the adage “You can’t argue with success.” But if you don’t question your own success, you’re doomed to eventual failure.

Put staff in the right positions

October 1, 2014
Fitting the right people into the right jobs makes a huge impact on productivity and morale. Yet some studies indicate that up to 70% of workers are “misemployed,” working in positions for which they aren’t the best-suited employees.