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L&D must own productivity, but not alone

This means starting with how productivity is defined and measured in a way that is appropriate and relevant to the organisation; and from there, objectives, gap analyses and action (and training) plans can be formed. Productivity is a complex enough beast as it is – never mind without a well-defined and comprehensive plan. 

Article by: Alexandra Hopkins | Published: 15 January 2019

High performing employees can either intimidate or inspire others

Have you ever been in a situation where you were inspired to work harder because of a teammate or coworker? Or felt nervous because you were worried about looking bad when compared to those around you? If you are like most people, the answer to these questions is yes.

Article by: Ariel A.Roberts | Published: 8 December 2018

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Why more chat leads to less churn and better people performance

The end of the annual appraisal has been long declared. Introducing more informal and regular performance reviews is not a new concept, however, it is not naturally easy to implement the shift and change engrained behaviours. This is despite the compelling evidence that it leads to better productivity, increased engagement and less churn.

Article by: Stuart Hearn | Published: 8 October 2018

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How to Avoid the January Blues

According to recent reports by Instant Offices, it’s the cold, dark, and dreary winter months, particularly January, that tend to be the least productive period for employees. Here are some tips on how to boost employee motivation and productivity during the seasonal dip in team morale.

Article by: John Williams | Published: 16 January 2018

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Top tips for building the gold winning team

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) states that UK labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, is estimated to have grown by 0.4 percent from Q3 (July to Sept) 2016 to Q4 (Oct to Dec) 2016[1]. The UK’s productivity is closely followed and commented on but what is the key to this increase and how can organisations ensure they maintain this heightened productivity? Article by Beatrice Bartlay, entrepreneur, author and business & life performance coach.

Article by: Beatrice Bartlay | Published: 16 June 2017

Growing resilient – a manager’s plan

Half of Brits agree having a low level of resilience can adversely affect performance at work, with nearly two thirds wanting to be more resilient. From AXA PPP healthcare*. Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services for AXA PPP healthcare.

Article by: Mark Winwood | Published: 29 May 2017

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Performance Reviews get the axe

It’s January and we should all be fired up and ready to make an impact. But for too many companies, the New Year means the start of the performance review season. Article from Adobe.

Article by: Adobe | Published: 16 January 2017

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Five ways to regain confidence & courageousness when the going gets tough

Achievement Against-the-Odds: America’s leading expert on helping individuals live ‘the best season of their life,’ DeLores Pressley, helping others become bold, confident and courageous enough to break through barriers and overcome obstacles to achieve any professional & personal endeavour.

Article by: | Published: 17 October 2016

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Employees feeling productivity pressure from bosses

With Britain’s productivity levels falling this year in their steepest drop since the 2008 recession, research released by specialist global recruitment company PageGroup has revealed that only 55 percent of surveyed office workers completely understand what productivity actually means.

Article by: | Published: 8 July 2016

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Customer satisfaction and the art of conversations

Research launched by Jabra reveals businesses are struggling with culture, technology and processes that are preventing them from creating great working conditions for some of their most highly-valued workers.

Article by: | Published: 2 June 2016