Productivity Experts Agree: Your Office Environment Needs to Change

Productivity Experts Agree: Your Office Environment Needs to Change

January 16, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Completely open workspaces might not be the norm for long if employees and productivity experts have their way. According to research conducted by William Belk, 58 percent of top performers want more privacy, and 54 percent say their current spaces have too many distractions to be truly effective. Open designs were originally intended to increase collaboration…

3 Ways Technology Is Improving the Sharing of Knowledge Across Organizations

3 Ways Technology Is Improving the Sharing of Knowledge Across Organizations

January 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Workplace stress is on the rise. According to the American Institute of Stress, people’s actual workload is responsible for 46 percent of this stress. Trumping the stress triggers is workplace relationships and job security. We’ve never been more connected to our jobs. We are connected to our jobs, our coworkers, and the information we need…

The $500,000 Solution to a $12 Problem

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

John was the CEO of ACME Toothpaste and he was always looking for ways to make his factory more efficient. One of the areas he was looking into was the problems caused when an empty box somehow made its way to a store without containing a tube of toothpaste. When a large box packed with…

Home Office Update

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Several years ago I did a post on my home office setup. Since my home office is constantly evolving it seemed like a good time to do an update. One thing that has changed from a few years ago is that where I used to spend short periods of time video conferencing, I now spend…

8 Habit List Usage Ideas

8 Habit List Usage Ideas

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Mark Shead 11 Comments We’ve had some great response to the Habit List post. Here are several usage ideas for the Habit List: Negative Items – If there is something you are trying not to do, you can add it to the list as negative item.  For example, “Didn’t watch TV” could be one…

Paradox of Powerful Tools

Paradox of Powerful Tools

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Mark Shead 12 Comments I once worked with an organization that was using two different word processors. They had an old mainframe system with an integrated office suite that been in use for years. The mainframe was accessible from dumb terminals as well as from the newly added PCs. As they added PC’s, more…

Reader Question – How to Wake Up

Reader Question – How to Wake Up

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

What is the best way to wake up if you haven’t slept? If you feel drained because you haven’t had enough rest, the best thing you can do is go ahead and get some sleep. This is a little like asking “How can I stop from feeling thirsty when I haven’t had anything to drink?”…

Are You Reading Too Much?

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

I ran across and interesting quote by Albert Einstein the other day. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~ Albert Einstein This isn’t exactly the best known quote…