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Entries from May 2010

Link between Productivity and Benefits?

May 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In a recent post, I addressed the pressures on workers resulting from the economic downturn.  A  MetLife study, released in April (based on the fourth quarter of 2009), found that despite increased workloads, employees were more satisfied with benefits now, even though the benefits had not increased over the last years.  However I tend to question […]

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Super-Multitaskers: The Rare Few

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments

It is physically impossible to multitask, according to past scientific research.  We are not more productive when we are mentally bouncing back and forth.  Our minds are unable to jump between activities without there being a loss of quality as well as decreased productivity. That has been a wake-up call for many who considered themselves good […]

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Economic Downturn and Office Productivity

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

You may have been feeling that you are doing more and more work with fewer and fewer resources during the last years, and you are not alone.  Because of the current economic environment and job insecurity, employees keep experiencing added pressures. In March 2010, InterCall, a conferencing and collaboration service provider, conducted a survey of 2500 […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Non-Productive Office Conversations

May 4th, 2010 · No Comments

We often spend so much time at work that a majority of our friends are tied to the work place.  In attempting to build friendships, it is tempting to reveal personal details.  Yet “too much information” (TMI) can be detrimental to business relationships as well as a non-productive use of time for you and the recipient. […]

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Tags: Office Productivity