Don’t let emails disrupt your productivity

The modern workplace relies on connectivity and communication. Businesses are constantly looking for ways to streamline internal processes, allowing colleagues to share information efficiently throughout all levels of the organisation. For more than two decades, emails have been a staple of that communication, removing the need for unnecessary telephone calls or face-to-face meetings and placing…

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Never give up on your goals

As important as it is to delegate smaller tasks to your wider team, you must also possess a steely determination that allows you to achieve your goals, regardless of the obstacles or challenges that lie ahead. When the going gets tough, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and give up on the…

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While placing an exact value on your time can give you something to work towards and help you decide on which tasks to delegate, there are still some unproductive attitudes that could hinder your progress. Of course, there are many factors that could influence productivity, both in your personal and professional life, but one of…

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lmi time worth

Having previously covered personal productivity and the importance of dedicating time to high payoff activities, it’s important to put things into perspective by looking at the actual value of time and what it represents. When thinking about the value of time, it’s interesting to note how people generally refer to it. Terms like spending it,…

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time is of the essence

With Brexit uncertainty continuing to grow, businesses across a range of sectors are taking the time to review their existing processes and procedures, looking for new ways to enhance workplace productivity. While it’s difficult to know exactly what challenges lie ahead, it is accepted that helping workers make the most of their time will only…

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Firefighting – the ability to handle the unexpected and the unplanned, to respond quickly in a crisis and restore calm. It’s a valuable skill and, for those of us who do it well, it’s a time-honoured route to greater responsibility and promotion. The common feature for all firefighting incidents is the need for an immediate…

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The recent remembrance services held to honour all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts around the world, particularly members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces who served in the First World War, really made me reflect on loss and legacy. My melancholy mood was already in place before November 11, with news…

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manufacturing productivity

The issue of workplace productivity has long been debated in the popular press, as organisations look for new ways to boost performance and measure the output of their employees. Of course, measuring productivity accurately can prove difficult, especially when looking for a general method that can be applied across all industries. Increasing productivity means surpassing…

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You may set goals with enthusiasm and believe you are committed to them, but find yourself unable to achieve what you had hoped. You might make big plans, but seem unable to follow through and reach the desired outcome. If it all sounds familiar, you probably need a good shot of discipline. We’re not talking…

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Don’t shy away from challenges

Being able to face challenges head on, deal with problems effectively and bounce back from setbacks quickly are all important leadership qualities. No matter how much time and attention you give to preventing workplace issues, there will always come a time when communication challenges arise. However, by reacting positively to such challenges, you can turn…

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