It seems we are always searching for that “silver bullet” that will be the answer to all our dilemmas. A popular seminar held by AccelaWork outlined one solution as a handy formula: Productivity + Satisfaction = Results.
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AccelaWork’s belief in business process improvement is based around a simple formula: workplace productivity + satisfaction = results. These were covered in a presentation on this topic at the Indiana Business Fair.
Increasing employee productivity by trying to take advantage of the “open plan office?” Turns out that these designs often backfire, making employees unhappy and more likely to get sick.
Here’s a double whammy for the working professional. You hate your job and want to quit, but the economy is bad so you’re afraid to leave.
Indianapolis-based image coach Starla West dropped into a Jimmy John’s franchise to buy a meal. Little did she know that her entire day would be transformed by the experience.
In many companies, working extra hours means receiving extra compensation. But in one industry, 98% of employees report that they do not receive paid overtime, not even during “crunch” periods.
Integrator, manufacturer and consulting firm Cisco Systems released a study touting the benefits of telecommuting. They also mentioned a headline product, Cisco Virtual Office.
For our final post in Remote Work Week, we wrap up the discussion with advice on advocating telecommuting at your organization.
We all know that we should eat foods that are healthy for us. Yet those potato chips are so tempting! But wait before you reach for some junk food, because you may be affecting your productivity.
In an anonymous opinion piece, one former employee explains how a reduction in expenses destroyed productivity and morale. Mark down another incident for the law of unintended consequences.
A woman named Amanda Hite had made a routine visit to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. While waiting in line, she noticed an employee playing computer solitaire—and managed to snap a picture with her cellphone camera.
Imagine a workplace where chairs are banned and alarms go off when you walk too slowly. This is not science fiction, but the reality at one branch of the Canon Electronics Company.
In a previous post on this blog, we reviewed a poorly-worded email message from management. Today, we will show how to rewrite that same text so that it fosters satisfaction and productivity.
As part of Remote Work Week, yesterday’s edition of The Methodology Blog introduced the relationship between telecommuting and happiness. Today we will discuss the major research into telework.
We all know that employees at work should be working. But according to a new study, those who spend a bit of time at the office goofing around online are actually more productive than their colleagues.
Probably everyone dreams of making millions. For one company in particular, hitting the jackpot didn’t come from selecting winning numbers in the lottery. Instead, all it took was changing a simple icon.
The first event at the Indianapolis Productivity Summit on Monday, March 30, 2009 was Managing Email Productivity. For ninety minutes, the group reviewed the challenges of email: the biggest threat to getting any work done.
No matter what you’re doing to improve your business, it’s always a good time to reassess how we think about work. That’s why a startling revelation about what makes us happy is a powerful place to begin the conversation.
Even in Indianapolis, consultants can make a difference by noticing everyday elements. Consider the cashier at the auto repair shop who struggles to process a routine customer payment. She keys in obscure codes to her computer, pours over handwritten notes, and checks the math with a hand held calculator.
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