Do you feel like some of the time you spend at work is being wasted? You’re not alone! As it turns out, many employees could probably get their jobs done in shorter workdays, but inefficient processes, interruptions, meetings and other daily distractions hamper the ability to focus and to complete the work that needs to get done.
A Great Pleasure in Life Is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do.
With the return of the "polar vortex" (I hate that name. . . .Can't we just say freezing temps anymore?), there are a few things employers can do to prevent it from freezing workplace productivity.
Dr. Woody chats with Ernie Anastos about the new reality of managing remote workers and how to maximize working from home.
I’m a calendar junky. There, I said it. I believed that in order to feel accomplished and important, I needed to fill my calendar, every day, every moment. I filled it with meetings, calls, appointments, lunch dates, product reviews, sales pitches, networking meetings, board meetings.
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.