Experience Informs Management

In a recent interview, actor Ethan Hawke encouraged aspiring directors and filmmakers to go beyond the details of cinematography and other aspects of the job and learn acting as well. It’s a good point that deserves a bit of extrapolation. There are all kinds of tips for how to be an effective manager and get … Continue reading Experience Informs Management

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The False Narrative of Stolen Productivity

In just a few short months it will once more be March Madness, which for those who don’t follow college basketball means it’s time to be bombarded with studies about how much productivity is being lost due to employees checking their brackets, following games and engaging in other sports-related activities this month. This last March … Continue reading The False Narrative of Stolen Productivity

Productivity Suffers From These – and Other – Distractions

Over the last few weeks I shared a number of posts that cover just some of the major factors that impact worker productivity and how they are sometimes wrongly framed in ways that put the onus on the worker, not the employer, as problems to address. Everyone bears some responsibility, but the average worker also … Continue reading Productivity Suffers From These – and Other – Distractions

Transporation Realities and Productivity Go Hand In Hand

Distractions of some sort or another are a major issue when it comes to productivity. There’s so much going on in modern life that it’s almost inevitable. Social media beckons with its siren song offering you the latest conversations and updates, whether you’re seeking the solace of puppy pics on Facebook or the outrage engine … Continue reading Transporation Realities and Productivity Go Hand In Hand

Focusing on Productivity Shouldn’t Push Life to the Back

Distractions of some sort or another are a major issue when it comes to productivity. There’s so much going on in modern life that it’s almost inevitable. Social media beckons with its siren song offering you the latest conversations and updates, whether you’re seeking the solace of puppy pics on Facebook or the outrage engine … Continue reading Focusing on Productivity Shouldn’t Push Life to the Back

Employer Technology Investment Impacts Productivity

Distractions of some sort or another are a major issue when it comes to productivity. There’s so much going on in modern life that it’s almost inevitable. Social media beckons with its siren song offering you the latest conversations and updates, whether you’re seeking the solace of puppy pics on Facebook or the outrage engine … Continue reading Employer Technology Investment Impacts Productivity

The Reality of Offices Negatively Impact Productivity

Central offices are an outdated concept that hinder instead of helping productivity.