Insights: Productivity

Are you in a work environment that suffers from excessive email traffic? You know you are in one when you receive more than 100 emails in one day. A business can grind to a halt if an email culture of indiscriminate use is allowed to clog every channel. 

In today’s explosion of overlapping software solutions, how do we know what is what? Does accountability software replace task management or project management software? How is it different from Trello, Jira, Slack, Asana, Wrike or Basecamp?

Most people nowadays use a number of disparate applications and methods to store all of their action items, projects, and tasks.  Why is it so hard to consolidate that mess into a common approach that tracks and reminds us of what needs to get done in one place? Here is a way out.

Nowadays, we are spending more and more time working at all hours of the day and night. Worst yet, we talk ourselves into believing that things will get better soon.

Have you ever wondered if it is worth the investment to develop mobile-friendly ways to give your employees access to critical business applications? And, how important is it to focus on the user’s experience in realizing the expected results?

What you do first thing in the morning has a big impact on how you feel about the rest of your day. The secret is to get a quick understanding of what will transpire during the day based on a prioritized list of actions.

Holding people accountable in the workplace requires a full closed feedback loop to be really effective. If we are able to track actual results as people complete their assigned tasks, do you think they will be more inclined to make sure things get done?

Everybody talks about how task management tools are great at handling all those to-dos and action items. The reality is that very few people get the benefits they expect. There are hundreds of reasons for this, but here are the top 10 that affect the most people.

Everybody is talking about the power of checklists to improve overall productivity. But how can these simple productivity tools actually significantly improve quality of life?

Ask anyone in your office how they feel about meetings, and you are likely to get passionate responses on both sides of the aisle.