Every company goes through employee turnover. Compdata Survey's reported a 16.4% average turnover rate across all industries in 2015. That's a lot of people leaving and a ton of knowledge leaving too! But, how much does that turnover cost your organization?
With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to make our list of New Year’s resolutions. For many of us, our goals include eating healthier, saving more money, or traveling. Why not add increasing productivity at work to your list?
Work in natural light. Use the 90-20 Rule. Add a succulent to your workspace. How many of us have tried a proven productivity hack only to be disappointed that we were still struggling to improve productivity?
Being more productive is something that everyone wants to achieve. However, procrastination and stress can make completing our to-do lists nearly impossible. If you’re struggling to maximize efficiency and productivity, start with these seven helpful hacks:
Thomas Edison said, “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” We all want to accomplish more with the precious 24 hours we are given in a single day. After all, there is nothing better than walking out of work with the confidence that you accomplished everything you needed to. However, some of us aren’t that lucky. How is it that some people magically accomplish more and complete multiple projects without fail? The secret to success may be their approach.
There are plenty of tips for increasing your productivity: take exercise breaks, drink coffee, get a good night’s rest, and even look at cute animals. While these tips may be beneficial for some, many people still struggle with finding a way to stay productive at work. So, what really increases productivity and what doesn’t? How can we become more productive according to science?
Success starts with knowledge. It’s the foundation of great products, services and communication, and it’s the key to improving your offering in the market. As an employer, it’s your job to encourage your employees to share what they know, learn what they don’t and collaborate to make your organization successful. Your goal should be to create a system of knowledge sharing and team collaboration that promotes the success of your employees and your organization.
Being more productive isn’t rocket science; in most cases, it only takes a few small changes to our work habits. If you find yourself needing to boost productivity, but want to avoid working longer hours or packing more into your already-full calendar, take a step back and think about how you can work smarter, not harder.
There’s always going to be more to do than what you can achieve in a work week. But do you ever look back and wonder where the time went and how you only checked off a few things on your to-do list?
We all know the proverb, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” In 2016, that’s no longer the case. Less than one-third of U.S. workers are engaged at work. Instead of coming to the office bursting with energy, many arrive dreading countless emails and afternoons packed with meetings. How do organizations reengage employees and increase productivity at work? Gamification may be the answer.