The best of the web on productivity – Friday 2nd June

This week, we take a look at the different approaches that could help to promote productivity in the workplace.

The Best of the Web on Productivity

Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web about employee engagement:

4 Science-Backed Reasons Vacations Increase Productivity

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Image source: https://www.inc.com/jon-levy/4-science-backed-reasons-vacations-increase-productivity.html

The science is in: Working 18-hour days, six to seven days a week, will actually make you less productive. However, many of us still convince ourselves that putting in more hours will make us more successful. This belief is especially prevalent in the United States, where over half (55 percent) of people don’t take all their vacation time.

Guidelines On How To Delegate Effectively

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Image source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/05/26/guidelines-on-how-to-delegate-effectively/#4a2873c83ae4

Delegation requires time management, thereby increasing your effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. When you are strong in time management, you are exercising conscious control of making choices about what you do, when you do it and how well you do it. But even if you excel in time management, what prevents you from taking the next step and delegating work to others?

Want To be More Productive? 9 Secrets To Help You Step Up Your Game

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Image source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2017/05/30/want-to-be-more-productive-9-secrets-to-help-you-step-up-your-game/#33b4b7ba61bf

I work with a lot of entrepreneurs and supervisors who are looking to increase productivity, whether in their own work or the work of their employees, and their focus is always on how to find more time. However, more time isn’t necessarily the key; it’s more about how exactly you’re utilizing your time.

It’s Time To Redefine What ‘Productivity’ Means

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Image source: https://collectivehub.com/2017/06/its-time-to-redefine-what-productivity-means/

The concept of “productivity” for us conjures a mindless, rapidly moving machine that’s constantly churning out work, all without getting a hair (in this case, wire) out of place. We’d argue, however, that if striving for productivity involves additional end-goals of precision and speed, that’s a major misstep.

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