Meaningful Motivation: What Actually Drives Employee Engagement

Productivity

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Meaningful Motivation: What Actually Drives Employee Engagement

Managing employees is tricky. While our workers tell us money is the way to maximize productivity, results tell a different story. What do we believe? Recent experiments run by Dan Ariely, author of the book Payoff, showed that money is a poor motivator for getting the best work out of people. In fact, large bonuses for key […]

How to Find Time For Your Business Goals

Calendar, Productivity

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

How to Find Time For Your Business Goals

If I had a nickel for every time someone says “I don’t have time to work on my business” I’d be one wealthy woman. The reality is we find time for the things we prioritize, but I digress. Instead, I’m going to assume these people really don’t have time to work on their businesses. I’m […]

How to Stay Focused In a World with Constant Interruptions

Productivity

Monday, December 11th, 2017

How to Stay Focused In a World with Constant Interruptions

We’ve all been there. We have a big deadline for our business, but we can’t seem to stay focused. Maybe there was major breaking news and the 24/7 news cycle has us enthralled. Or maybe people keep texting and private messaging you. Or Twitter could be blowing up. Whatever it is, one thing is true: […]

The Important Role Calendars Play in Our Daily Work

Productivity

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The Important Role Calendars Play in Our Daily Work

If we tried to look back to when the first calendars were made we would find that they have been in use for over 2,000 years. This suggests that thousands of years ago people had already discovered patterns of time and seasons. It affected when they planted, harvested, hunted, and performed many other of the […]

Motivating From Afar: Helping Your Virtual Team Stay Energized

Productivity

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Motivating From Afar: Helping Your Virtual Team Stay Energized

In today’s global and distributed business economy, virtual teams are becoming the norm. In fact, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016. And as more and more companies begin to embrace this idea, expect that number to increase significantly. While having a remote team has numerous […]

Can Calendar Reminders Increase Efficiency?

Productivity

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Can Calendar Reminders Increase Efficiency?

Reducing the costs of doing business can increase the net profits of that business. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to go about lowering costs. Cutting down on the amount of supplies a business uses is one way is to lower costs. Another is to stretch the length of time between purchases of business […]

6 On the Job Productivity Killers

Productivity

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

6 On the Job Productivity Killers

Have you ever been to a business of any kind and had an employee ignore you? The majority of people have, so it would be no surprise if you have too. When a customer is being ignored or passed over by workers it can be caused by many different things. Each one of those things […]