In an ever-changing world around us, it’s quite hard to set aside all the noise and just focus on our goals. Abundance of information makes it hard to take decisions, which consequently influences our productivity. There are so many opinions we hear every day that it becomes quite hard to decide for ourselves what is right for each of us.
Worried about having to present your ideas to a group of people? Whether it’s a huge conference with 1000 delegates or 3 senior managers from another team, it can be daunting to have to put together presentation material and then deliver it.
It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You can give a convincing presentation and be confident about it if you follow these 4 steps.
Even though you are travelling for business, the ironic thing about business travel is that it can make staying productive a challenge. After all, you’re miles away from your office but worlds away from your regular routine. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for how you can stay as productive as possible while you're on your next business trip.
Motivated employees can truly make all the difference. It is important for employers and managers to know what exactly does their team need, what their concerns are and what drives them to go further in order to make more productive team members. No two employees are the same and good leaders know how to deal with every kind of personality, insecurity, and ego. Be more personable in motivating your team and strike a balance between achieving company targets and keeping employees happy.
Not everything is about money. People have other sound reasons for going to work and doing their jobs than earning a pay-check. To name a few, there’s self-fulfilment, personal and career growth, social interaction, and satisfaction. Employers and managers know that employee satisfaction is crucial if you want to have productive team members.
There is high regard on the importance of productivity in the workplace. The easiest way to boost productivity seems to be through incentives.
After the 2008 financial crisis, productivity went down. People became extremely busy, chasing shadows and praying for a change.
‘Busy’ is a term that has been overused to the extent that it has lost its meaning. People normally have the notion that so long as they have an engagement whatsoever, they are ‘busy’.
If you check well, you will realize that at the end of the day, they never accomplished anything in their ‘busyness’.
A SWOT analysis is a way to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats inherent in your business, project or team. It’s a good way to start a strategy session as it opens up plenty of discussion and prompts you and your team to think creatively about the types of challenges facing the organization.
“Most individuals want to make a difference, especially top technical talent,” said Tim Wasserman from IPS Learning during his presentation at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in London last month. He shared survey results that show that in order to feel engaged at work individuals are looking for...
Dealing with information overload is something that many managers and leaders struggle with. There’s just so much data involved in doing our jobs. Sometimes it feels impossible to stay on top of everything.
These 5 steps will help you manage the overload by streamlining what comes to you and giving you tactics to deal with the rest of it.
Working on a research requires a lot of dedication, time and effort. But organizing your research information is important no matter the field of interest; and well-organized data will allow you to accurately assess and evaluate the end results.
In order to ensure the integrity and accessibility as well as ease of management of important data files and information it is nice to have a plan at place that will contribute greatly to the effectiveness and organization of the research at hand. This research plan can be neatly and visually organized in a useful mind map.
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