The best of the web on productivity – Friday 31st March

This week, we take a look at what could be causing lack of productivity in the workplace with the help of great minds from Forbes, CIO and Inc. 

The Best of the Web on Productivity

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

PaycomVoice: Employee Productivity: Here’s What Really Matters

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Image source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paycom/2017/03/27/employee-productivity-heres-what-really-matters/#1324ccdd1d9e

Today’s business leaders are dealing with a lot.

Along with the technology-shaped elephant in the room, the increase in internal business collaboration (50 percent in the past two decades), the change in performance management and the influx of millennials have left many companies scrambling.

How politics is impacting your company’s productivity

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Image source: http://www.cio.com/article/3185470/relationship-building-networking/how-politics-is-impacting-your-companys-productivity.html

It’s difficult to escape politics in America — the Trump administration dominates the network news cycle, social media feeds and nearly every corner of pop culture. And it’s starting to affect the workplace, according to a survey of 500 full-time U.S. employees by Wakefield Research in conjunction with BetterWorks, a company that offers performance management software.

The results found that 87 percent of employees “read political social media posts at work,” while 80 percent said they have discussed politics with professional contacts or colleagues. Meanwhile, nearly half said they had seen a political conversation turn into an argument at work.

Is Your Office’s Productivity Down? It Could Be Your Team’s Passion

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Image source: http://www.inc.com/steve-goldstein/is-your-offices-productivity-down-it-could-be-your-teams-passion.html

Whether in our professional or personal lives, we have all gotten frustrated dealing with an employee who just doesn’t seem to care. We’ve all experienced that blood-boiling feeling when interacting with that seemingly less-than-competent person who either cannot nor will not do what is expected of them. We get angry at them, but is it their fault?

5 Reasons it’s YOUR Fault Employees Waste Time

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Image source: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/employees-waste-time/

To paraphrase the comedian Louis CK, there are two types of people in this world: people who say they waste time at work and dirty liars. According to Salary.com, 9 in 10 employees admit to goofing off during work hours, with over a quarter confessing they do so for more than two hours each day.

Cue horror from bosses up and down the country, as they visualise company dollars being pocketed by unscrupulous employees spending their workdays browsing Facebook or bidding for items on eBay.

Bad luck bosses; the news gets worse. If all your employees are consistently slacking off, it’s almost certainly your own fault.

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