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Graffiti and Good Behavior

The walls in some public bathrooms seem to attract scribbles and markings. But one researcher found a completely effective method to stop graffiti for practically no cost whatsoever. (more…)

Workplace Productivity From Dilbert

The concept of workflow and its impact on productivity is often highlighted on our blog. The classic workplace comic strip, Dilbert, had an interesting take on the subject. (more…)

Email Productivity and Reactionary Workflow

Over at the American Express OPEN Forum, writer Scott Belsky feels that we spend too much time reacting. Instead of working intently, we simply “battle the unyielding flow of incoming information.” (more…)

Worker Productivity Questioned

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. (more…)

Worker Productivity and Cutting Costs

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. (more…)

Tape-Free Business Improvement Solutions

Visit any television station and you are likely to see racks filled with videotapes. Finding, loading, playing, rewinding and re-shelving this media is a workflow that is no longer required. (more…)

Email Productivity

You might lose your job for any number of reasons, but being fired is usually connected to a major mistake. One New Zealand woman, however, was terminated because of her use of the caps lock key (more…)