Tag: Time Management

The Importance of Responsiveness

When people think of the top job skills that help employees stand out in the labor market, technical skills, like computer programming, or proficiency with certain workplace applications comes to mind. But some of the most critical skills are soft skills, traits and abilities that aren’t necessarily specific to any given industry or job but […]

Are There Positive Effects of Procrastination?

Regardless of one’s field or type of employment, everyone is guilty of procrastinating at one time or another. Procrastination almost has the status of a four-letter word, which makes it hard to argue that there are positives to putting off work or obligations indefinitely. But is it possible there could be cognitive benefits to putting […]

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A Simple Strategy for Tackling Recurring Time Crunches

Feeling rushed at work—or with any obligation—is often considered expected, but while it would be impossible to eliminate all stress from one’s work life, most people are probably dealing with more time-related stress than they need to be. Often, people end up feeling rushed over the same commitments time and again. In this post, we’ll […]

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Shifting Focus to the Back End of Unpleasant Tasks

Procrastination is a trap most people have fallen into at one point or another in their personal or professional lives. There are a variety of reasons people procrastinate, including the fear of failure, perfectionism, or feeling overwhelmed. Anxiety and Task Aversion Two of the most common reasons behind procrastination are anxiety and task aversion. Take, […]

Are Employees Really Slacking Off More Now?

Remember when employee slacking meant long conversations at the water cooler and frequent smoke breaks? Those were simpler times. Some studies suggest that digital distractions offer a whole new, more time-consuming and effective method of slacking in the modern workplace. But how damaging are such behaviors? Should they be stamped out entirely or maybe even […]

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Training Your Employees on How to Work Remotely

A recent study discovered that globally, nearly 70% of people work remotely at least once a week. So, it’s quite concerning then that not many employers offer their employees insight into how to work remotely efficiently and effectively.

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The Importance of Training Your Employees How to Work Remotely

Research shows that remote work is becoming more popular on a global scale and that it’s beneficial for both workers and companies. However, there are a few downsides to working remotely, as well. And your organization will need to address them via training and development initiatives if it wants to retain productive and happy remote […]

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The Most Needed Skills for 2019: Soft Skills

The beginning of a new year is a natural time to look at self-improvement and set goals for the coming year. For professionals, that often involves focusing on improving professional skills. But, according to LinkedIn® data, there are over 50,000 professional skills out there. Obviously, that’s far too many for any one person to absorb. […]