The best of the web on productivity – Friday 3rd March

This week we look into what the experts at Forbes, Salesforce, Inc. and HBR have to say about employee engagement, efficiency and productivity.

The Best of the Web on Productivity

What’s the difference between efficiency and productivity? And how can your business streamline employee engagement? Find out this and more in the following blog posts.

Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web about workplace productivity:

How to Streamline Remote Working for Your Team

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Image source: https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2017/02/streamline-remote-working-team.html

Is all or some of your team working remotely? This professional trend has certainly become commonplace. From marketing to accounting, you can uncover a remote workforce in nearly every industry.

However, the productivity and efficiency of your teleworking team is only as great as your remote management skills. To manage team assets miles away from HQ, it is essential to have a few practices in place to ensure success.

7 Surefire Ways to Catapult Your Productivity to the Next Level

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Image source: http://www.inc.com/diane-gottsman/7-surefire-ways-to-catapult-your-productivity-to-the-next-level.html

In a typical workday, there will always be unforeseen issues that pop up and demand attention. Add to that the distractions of emails, ringing phones and a fair amount of scanning social media for news headlines, and it’s easy to wonder where the day went. Boosting your productivity requires some planning.

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

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Image source: https://hbr.org/2017/03/great-companies-obsess-over-productivity-not-efficiency

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin.

When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different.

PaycomVoice: 7 Deadly Sins Of Employee Engagement

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Image Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paycom/2017/02/28/7-deadly-sins-of-employee-engagement/#25f6972216e4

Even with the best of intentions, some of the methods chosen to improve employee engagement can backfire. Employee engagement can improve retention, strengthen a company culture and increase productivity, but all that quickly is ruined when any of these seven deadly sins is committed.

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