There’s never too much to learn about employee productivity, whether it’s why productivity is low to begin with or how to improve it.
Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web this week about productivity:
Productivity dips happen even to the most conscientious of employees, but unless the reasons for under-performance are identified and eliminated promptly, a one-time drop can easily turn into a chronic problem – and once it does, it can wreak havoc on long-term business results. For this reason, managers need to be aware of most common causes of
productivity dives and have efficient strategies to counter them in
their bag of tricks.
Today, more people are working from home than ever before, which means it’s important to have all the tools necessary for a successful work life. Even though you’re not physically there with your coworkers at an office, it doesn’t have to be difficult to stay in the loop and be productive.
When it came time to plan her company’s retreat last fall, Kara Goldin decided to splurge. Goldin, the founder and CEO of flavored-water purveyor Hint, could have scheduled just a bunch of meetings at her San Francisco headquarters. But instead, she spent a considerable (if undisclosed) amount to fly her 49 employees to Scottsdale, Arizona, where they spent half a week hiking, whitewater rafting, and having other outdoor fun.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires a particular skill set. You need a good idea (or the ability to recognize somebody else’s), a knack for inspiring employees and focus. There’s simply no way you can quickly grow a company from $1 to $100 million without being