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Health habits linked to low productivity

Are your employees working as productively as they can do? If not it could be linked to a poor diet according to the results of a study.

 

The study which was published in the ‘Population Health Management’ October edition showed that...

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Ergonomics for a More Efficient Office

 When it comes to organizing and decorating your office space,everything from color schemes, furniture design and the location of the space all come into play when designing your space. But, in addition to the aesthetics, you should also consider ergonomics...

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Time Tracking Software: Good-bye time cards, hello time tracking

One of the biggest expenses any employer faces is the cost of lost productivity, whether employees are absent or equipment breaks. Exacerbating the situation is that, unfortunately, not all employees are honest. Did you know that up to 19 percent of employees will...

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Top 5 Reasons to Start a Workplace Wellness Program

The one place where most of us spend the majority of our working hours is at the office. So, it should make perfect sense that more and more companies are starting up wellness programs because a healthy staff means a productive environment. However, there are several...

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5 Fun Team Building Activities for the Workplace

When you really stop to think about it, the people who we tend to spend most of our waking hours with are our co-workers. For eight hours a day (give or take a few), we share an office with many different kinds of personalities that have many different kinds of...

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Top 5 Tips for Successful Outsourcing

We can't always afford to do work that needs to be done in-house or by ourselves. Sometimes it's simply an issue of not being capable of doing the work, either due to a lack of equipment or skills. Regardless of the work or reasons in question, it's never...

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Will Ergonomic Office Design Increase Productivity?

The word "ergonomic" may not be one that you toss around during your lunch hour at work, but the meaning behind it is definitely something that people strive to have at their place of business. Ergonomic basically speaks to creating the kind of environment...

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Business Software essential for Efficiency

When working for a global business it can be extremely difficult to implement efficient and continuous communication across all departments. It is common for these types of companies to allow essential information to get lost along the way, resulting in costly errors...

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The Benefits of Open Source Software to Businesses

Open source software is a term that is pretty popular in the business world. But, just in case you're new to the concept, basically what it means is that it's a type of software that comes with a source code. Once you have the code and you are able to access...

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5 Ways to Design a More Productive Work Environment at Home

One benefit of the down economy and miserable hiring climate is more and more people taking the opportunity to go out on their own as an entrepreneur. Sure, it's difficult getting any business off the ground, but managing your own schedule and working on projects...

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Declutter your to-do list and become more productive

Sometimes you just have to admit you can’t do it all.  It happens especially when our to-do list creeps onto a second page and continually nags us about all the undone things in our lives. 

The outcome:  we can feel paralyzed;...

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Effects of Poor Lighting on Employee Productivity

Perhaps you've heard of a little phenomenon called the Hawthorne effect. Based on a series of studies conducted at the Hawthorne Works factory in the 1920s and '30s, it was initially concluded that levels of lighting had the ability to affect worker...

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Learning to Delegate Effectively and Prevent Work Overload

These days we're expected to be superwomen. There's work, family and friends that all require attention, and every once in awhile you're supposed to be able to squeeze out a few minutes for yourself. But there are only so many hours in a day, and it's...

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Top 5 Life and Time Management Tips for Busy Women

As women we tend to believe that we can have it all; kids, career, a beautiful house, healthy and fulfilling relationships, and a perfect life all around. Right? Unfortunately, it rarely works out that way. No matter how good your intentions are, there simply aren'...

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Productive Things to Do During Your Daily Commute

There's no shortage of tasks to be completed in a given day, at least not for most working adults. So when you have to spend hours each week cursing your way through morning and evening commutes, it's only reasonable that you would become frustrated. Not only...

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How to Stay Focused at Work When You Are Going Through a Divorce

One of the absolute hardest things for anyone to go through is heartbreak, and if it's by way of a divorce, that makes it just that much more difficult.

One day, you're standing before a minister (or a judge) to pledge your undying love to your spouse...

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5 Ways to Make your Weekends Productive

The sun assaults your eyes as it makes its way into the room through the tiny slits in your horizontal blinds. You roll over in your oh-so-soft bed and look at the clock. It reads noon. You roll back over and pull a pillow atop your face to block out the...

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Productive Ways to Spend Your Time When You're Unemployed

Just because you're one of the many suffering from a layoff (or other form of job loss) these days doesn't mean you should take this as a sign from the cosmos that it's vacation time and spend your unemployment lounging around collecting checks. Although...

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How a Good Night's Sleep Makes You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive

 

The dawn of the twenty-first century has shown an increase in fast-paced, technologically-impacted lifestyles that often leave people open to more stress than ever before.  There is so much more to do and places to go, more to find surfing the...

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How to Design Your Home Office for Ultimate Productivity

Ideally, your home office wouldn’t be in your house at all.  That way you could avoid the many distractions that accompany working from home, such as hungry kids, barking dogs, ringing phones, and that nagging feeling that you should be cleaning up the...