In its time, the open-office concept made good sense: Without partitioned cubicle walls or closed office doors, workspaces encouraged collaboration and creativity. The design facilitated drive-by conversations and brainstorms. The open flow of communication reigned.
Many have experienced the frustration of having a solid game plan to attack the day and check off some high-priority to-do list items only for that plan to unravel in the face of constant distractions. Whether those distractions come from pop-up meetings, friendly colleagues, demanding colleagues, or needy subordinates, the result is the same: distraction […]
An organization’s culture is a critical element in the motivation of staff and the recruitment of those who will shape the company’s future. Many see it as an asset and a differentiator for a company that must be protected.
The world is filled with noise, both literal and metaphorical, and there are times when everyday distractions make it difficult or impossible to focus on the task at hand. Consider that, on average, employees check their e-mail 36 times an hour and spend 2 hours each day just recovering from distractions. For many, those disruptions […]
In the scale-up space, where finding the right talent is often the number one issue, there is a question that resonates like no other: How do I hire the right people when I am too busy to hire?
“Free time” is not a term that comes to mind when people think about their workday. In fact, free time and work are two concepts that are about as far apart as one can get. But free time can provide surprising value to employees and companies alike. Scheduling some free time can help reduce stress […]
Since March 2020, employers around the world have been navigating a changing landscape, shifting from office work to remote work overnight, adjusting IT and cybersecurity measures, and learning what new skills are needed to survive in this new normal.
Some people always have something to say. Regardless of the subject matter or their personal involvement, they feel the need to chime in at every opportunity. Although this may simply be someone’s personality, others may see it as a deliberate strategy to get noticed and have an impact in the office.
For many worldwide, forced isolation and the elimination of normal recreation and social activities mean more time to focus on long-ignored action items, meaning it’s time to revisit and revamp the to-do list. In general, many people maintain running lists of to-dos to track their open obligations.
HR is business critical, and I don’t just mean payroll and benefits. Deloitte Digital’s “2020 Human Capital Trends Report,” which draws on the insights of nearly 9,000 survey respondents from 119 countries, recognizes HR as a “core piece of the organizational fabric” and a driving force in shaping the future of the enterprise and the […]