There are so many distractions in the workplace. Meetings, cubicle chatter, co-workers stopping by to ask a quick question ... the list goes on. Even the smell of a co-worker’s lunch or perfume can throw us off our game. However, these days, the biggest distraction of all is technology.
Stressed out at work?
According to the SHRM Online article, Work Related Stress on Employees' Health, 40 percent of workers report their jobs as very or extremely stressful.
“There is a point of complexity beyond which a business is no longer manageable.”
— Peter Drucker
In an era when the need for downtime is something many workers are loath to admit, let alone embrace, Silicon Valley author, lecturer and consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang has a compelling counterargument: Rest not only is essential to people's health and happiness, it also makes them more productive in the workplace.
Organizaitonal psychologist Michael Woodward ("Dr. Woody") chats with Fox and Friends' Clayton Morris about ways for beating low productivity at work due to the summer slump and takes a look at a new, high-tech office chair called the AltWork Work Station.
Any company’s HR department can be much more than a necessary nuisance! In fact, HR departments can make fiscal contributions to their companies through: 1. cost containment, 2. productivity improvement, and 3. actual profit generation – HR CAN MAKE YOU MONEY!
Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as:
Not everyone pulls their own weight in a team effort.
A couple of months ago, the Society for Human Resource Management published Repurposing HR: From a Cost Center to a Business Accelerator by Carol E. M. Anderson, SHRM-SCP. She is the founder and principal of Anderson Perfomance Partners in St. Augustine, Fla.
It’s 3 p.m. on Friday and your boss has already told you that you can head out early for the weekend. You’re wrapping up a few items and planning to leave shortly when a coworker comes to you and asks you for some help with a project they’ve been working on. Your first instinct is to say you’re sorry but you have plans and need to leave early for the weekend. While that may get you a few extra minutes of weekend sunshine, you could be missing out on some valuable work experiences.
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