NOTE: Click on the image above OR click here to watch this 7-minute video. Because “business as usual” is being replaced by the (as yet unknown) “new normal,” it stands to reason that the traditional 9-to-5 work schedule at a common workplace location is also irrevocably changed. Whether it’s remote work, working from home, or … Continue reading The New Work-Life Imbalance: Too many hours working from home
Managers are responsible for ensuring that the duties, responsibilities, and projects of their team actually get done -- on time, on budget, and to a high performance standard. There are countless books, courses, consultants, and apps to help managers achieve this goal. So why are so many deliverables not completed on time, on budget, and to a … Continue reading Productivity Without Burnout (Stop the 60-Hour Work Week!)
When was the last time that you told an employee to "make it happen?" Did you stress the importance of putting forth the necessary effort? Did you reinforce the urgency of the request? If you're like most managers, you probably did all these things. But were these requests to "make it happen" actually met? This is the … Continue reading Inadequate Resources, Poor Performance, and Employee Burnout: Are Managers to Blame?
We’ve all heard about the importance of working hard and how it manifests into a strong work ethic. We’ve also been advised to use technology to help us work smart by prioritizing and multitasking our activities. We've been told that this concentrated focus on work is what creates success. But we're rarely told to personally celebrate our achievements … Continue reading Working Hard, Working Smart, and Not Working
Workplace flexibility. All employees want it…most employers say they provide it…but few fully harness its benefits. Whether you’re seeking work-life balance, trying to reduce employee burnout, or responding to new paradigms at how work is done, you need to consider 10 critical factors before introducing flexible work arrangements in the workplace. 10 Factors to Consider … Continue reading Introducing Flexible Work Schedules: 10 Factors to Ensure Productivity and Success