Employee productivity is particularly important in small businesses, where resources are more limited than they would be in a large company. According to a study by Opus Energy, 86 percent of UK SME’s claim that productivity is an issue.
Published: 31 January 2019
Speaking to the Harvard Business Review, the former CEO of Honeywell, Lawrence Bossidy, said that in his mind, there was ‘nothing more important than hiring and developing people’. ‘At the end of the day,’ he said, ‘you bet on people, not strategies’.
Published: 11 December 2018
Whether you’re preparing to enter into a busy quarter, catching up on work, or maybe just making the most of your day, we can all certainly work on becoming more productive. Especially now in the digital era where distractions are abundant. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Published: 21 November 2018
The worst decade of productivity has caused wages to flatline, but the time for inactivity has long passed. Employers must review their benefits offering and ensure it is fit for purpose, if they want to avoid their Waterloo. Many have been reluctant to touch legacy benefits, putting the legal and consultation processes required to change in the ‘too hard to touch’ category.
Published: 14 November 2018
New report explores the data usage, collaboration, and productivity habits of senior business leaders and their employees. UK businesses’ hopes of climbing out of a productivity rut are destined to fail as the overwhelming majority of business leaders continue to make decisions uninformed by data, according to the findings of a new report.
Published: 11 November 2018
Open plan studies are placing too much emphasis on collaboration and not focusing enough on the real cause of worker inefficiency, noise, according to the latest data from Unispace. The study by the global workplace experts shows that firms are erroneously introducing open plan working environments believing that they will enhance staff productivity.
Published: 30 October 2018
The shortening of daylight hours and lack of exposure to sunlight during the winter months can cause us to feel down and less able to cope. Not only do our immune systems take a hit between September and April meaning we are more vulnerable to infections and illness, there is also a rise in depression and mental health related problems.
Published: 22 October 2018
Since Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase’s work, we know that firms exist so that employees can accomplish complex tasks more efficiently than if working independently. The hierarchical bureaucracy emerged with the appearance of the first large firms - mills - as one way to coordinate these tasks.
Published: 13 September 2018
It’s quite worrying to hear that the average UK labour output is now around 18% below the current European average. Recent ONS data tells us that it takes the average British employee five days to produce what our counterparts in France and Germany can do in just four.
Published: 30 June 2018
CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk sent out an email to staff in which he suggests walking out of meetings if found not productive but is this really the solution? A recent study by Bain & Company found that senior executives are spending on average more than two days a week in meetings. But if employees aren’t finding meetings useful, what other ways are there to tackle this?
Published: 26 June 2018