Working from home tips to boost productivity

Productivity_Jan19_BWorking from home may sound like a faraway dream, but with the inception of the Internet, it has become a reality. Today, more and more organizations are allowing their staff to work remotely instead of coming into the office every day. The results have been positive – employers notice an increase in productivity, work quality, and staff loyalty.

How to Be More Productive in 2016

Productivity_Nov30_BWe know, we know; sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. More than ever before our busy personal lives and hectic working ones are demanding more and more of our attention and even the best laid plans and good intentions can get waylaid by a sheer lack of time.

More productive meetings with

Smiling group of successful business people on a meetingMeetings that result in little more than wasted hours are counter-productive and a surprisingly large drain on resources. After all, if your best people are spending the majority of their working day locked in a meeting room, drinking endless cups of coffee, making copious notes, and yet leaving with little or nothing to show for it, you’re quite simply throwing money down the drain.

4 IT traps that hurt your business

164_B_ProdTechnology can be a blessing or a curse. It can lead to more business growth and productivity, or it can become a stumbling block that leads to downtime and distracted employees. So what are some of the biggest ways technology can hurt your business? Let’s take a look at four technology traps that every business owner should be aware of.

The productivity-boosting tools you need

Productivity_Sep14_BAnother week buzzes by and half the items on your to-do list are still sitting there untouched. It’s a familiar feeling for many of us, and life – both in and out of the office – only seems to get busier and faster-paced. If you’re struggling to keep on top of your routine tasks, let alone find time for the strategic thinking that will help guide the direction of your business, then more intelligent use of IT might be the answer.

How Managed Services boost productivity

164_Prod_ BHave you heard of Managed Services, but are still unsure of how they can help your business? Do you often hear IT providers trying to sell them with words and phrases like “productivity” and “more profits”? If you’re looking for a clearer description of just how Managed Services can increase your productivity, today is your day.

Survey reveals common productivity busters

164_Prod_BPeople like to speculate about what the most disruptive productivity killers are in offices around the country, but do they really have a clue? It’s easy to point fingers at email, social media, or lack of discipline as sources of common distractions, but what are the real issues? In a survey of 2,175 hiring and human resource managers released by CareerBuilder last month, the true sources of lost productivity on the job are revealed.

Productivity myths and fixes

Productivity_Jun17_BStaying productive is crucial to keep up in today’s competitive business environment. But while it’s one thing to acknowledge the idea, actually keeping productivity high is another story entirely. And while you might seek expert advice, the truth is that a lot of it doesn’t in fact work.

Ensure your remote workers stay productive

164_B_ProdDo you have a staff of young employees who are working remotely around the country? How do you know they’re staying productive and not watching YouTube videos all day? For employees who are undisciplined and new to the remote working world, working from home or a coffee shop can be a breeding ground for unproductivity.