Strategic management and Innovation

Self Improvement at Work – Best Practices for Improving Workplace Productivity

For many employees, work can feel like a place where life gets put on hold, and all of the self improvement we plan to do ends up second string to our lives as employees. For some workers, long working days or a constant connectivity to work-related technology can have a powerful negative impact on quality of life both in and out of the office. The result of this is a downward spiral of negative energy, where self improvement seems like an impossible mountain to climb and gets placed by the wayside. But there’s good news! Companies as a whole are showing a trend towards encouraging employees to relax, take breaks, exercise, and establish a workflow routine that compliments employees’ individual work styles. Because of this, employees are finding themselves more free to shape their work lives to fit around their personal lives, resulting in happier, more productive employees.

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Simplification of Work Processes – The Coming Revolution of the Overwhelmed Employee

In a 2014 article entitled “The Overwhelmed Employee,” researchers at Deloitte University Press conducted a study introducing the business world to an emerging concept in HR known as, you guessed it, the Overwhelmed Employee. In an age where employees are more connected than ever, productivity has experienced a surprising downturn. With more access to work, employees experience the effects of what’s being called “hyper-employment,” where the lines between work life and personal life become blurred to the point where employees may feel like they never leave work at all, so tethered they’ve become to their mobile devices. With the ability to do work anywhere, the pressure to produce has a tendency to grow, while the productivity of any given hour actually goes down. By applying simplification of work to a busy work flow, employees can recover their sanity and make productive headway in their positions.

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Do you have an efficient time management?

You are probably sick of hearing the Benjamin Franklin’s quote “time is money”. Well, there is a reason why it is so known around the world. An efficient time management results in better performance at work, which always ends up generating more productivity. Therefore, more money. Otherwise, without any control, any effort to manage your energy levels, you tend to waste your time and money. No matter how known that quote is, you can be sure that the vast majority of businesses do not have an efficient time management plan. However, Small Business Trends created a great article about three strategies to improve the productivity of your company. Do not ignore it:

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Leadership and Motivation: 7 trends for this decade

Have you ever made the decision to become a reference in leadership and motivation for your team? If not, it’s time for you to seriously consider it. First of all, you need to know what your staff expect from their leader (You) and the company they work for. To give you a hand, we’ve tried one of the most effective ways to guide someone: putting you in touch with 7 trends on business and workplace for this decade (2015-2025). All identified by reliable studies and published in two recent articles by Forbes. Don’t ignore it:

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3 TV Series to Learn Negotiation Strategies

If you think TV is just for fun, and negotiation strategies are learned only at school classes, we have some good news! Here are three TV series that will  change your opinion and knowledge about business. And bad business too. Turn on the TV and bring your phone. Why the phone? Well, you won’t be able to look but to the TV, however you’ll need to take some notes of all the negotiation strategies you’ll learn.

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How Managing Organizational Change Can Ensure Efficiency

“An update is available”. That simple notification may provoke many moans and groans among employees. After all, a new version of any software can make employees less productive, if they don’t know how to use it. There are a few simple ways for you to manage organizational change and ensure effective task management. Start by teaching employees about new features as soon as they come out. That way, the updates can be truly enjoyed and employees will look forward to new content. They only need to understand how it works. Look at 3 ways to make a managing organizational change better.

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7 leadership movies can win the Oscar 2015

The Oscar’s winners will be known on February 22nd. However, on January 15th the list of nominees will come out! Neil Patrick Harris, the hilarious Barney from the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, will be the host. In addition to these promises, all we have are bets. So we’ve decided to look for strong candidates which were also leadership movies! To our surprise, we found seven must-see films. They suit every taste: drama, animation, comedy and adventure for all types of leader. Stories of leadership by friendship, coercion, education, authoritarianism and leadership by example. Check out the trailer and description of each one:

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