How to Eliminate 3 Barriers to a Great Workout

By Peter Hartmann

What stands between you and your ideal workout session? Find out how an exciting new technology can give you the workout you deserve.

Let’s face it: Working out is tough. And not just the physical part.

Plenty of things get in the way of an ideal workout – like making the time, focusing on the task at hand and staying motivated, just to name a few. Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Auto-Reply Message

By Holger Reisinger

How far are you willing to go to tell your coworkers that you need some time to concentrate and get your work done? Check out the automated reply one of my colleagues just began using.

I just received this amazing auto-reply from a colleague I just emailed, and I just had to share it: Continue reading

9 Simple Tricks for Being More Productive at Work

By Holger Reisinger

In knowledge work, being productive is all about making the right decision and then taking effective action. Here are nine tricks for improving productivity through better concentration, collaboration.  

You’ll never guess one reason U.S. President Barack Obama cites for why he’s so productive at work.

Because he wears only blue or gray suits.

Sounds crazy, right? Continue reading

When “One-Size-Fits-All” Management Doesn’t Work

By Holger Reisinger

The trend toward increased worker autonomy is a challenge to traditional management techniques. But a simple workstyle-test can help you adapt your management style to get the most from your autonomous workers.

Autonomy in the workplace has been “the next big thing” for quite a while now.

By giving employees more flexibility in how they perform their jobs, autonomy holds vast potential to boost worker satisfaction and help companies earn big productivity gains.

So who could possibly find fault with this workplace trend? Continue reading

The Real Reason Your Coworker Keeps Sending you Emails

By Holger Reisinger

New research show us how to eliminate conflicts and increase productivity in the workplace. The key is understanding the different types of employee workstyles in the office to build trust and respect.  

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Have you ever wondered why some workers show up at the office promptly at 7 a.m., while others shuffle in at 9 every day?

Or why some are quick to organize a meeting when others prefer to resolve the issue with just an email or two? Continue reading

6 Ways to Burn Calories While Having Fun

By Peter Hartmann

Want to shape up and stay healthy? Let’s forget calories, and instead put the fun back into our workouts.

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How is this for depressing? On a recent trip to the U.S., I had dinner at one of those restaurants that prints the calorie count of each item on the menu. Imagine my surprise when I learned that my plate of grilled chicken taco salad registered a heart-stopping 1,200 calories. Continue reading

Boost Your Productivity by Understanding Your Workstyle

By Holger Reisinger

Increasing productivity requires more than just granting additional autonomy to individuals. It also requires understanding our workstyle and those of our colleagues. Use the Jabra Work Potential Test to explore your workstyle.

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I am a Genius.

And since 28% of us are, there’s a pretty good chance you’re one too.

In this context, Genius is one of four workstyles that describe how we prefer to conduct our work. It’s all detailed in a new whitepaper  that addresses one of the biggest challenges our organizations face today: How we can become more productive at work without sacrificing our happiness and well-being. Continue reading

One In Five Is Affected By Tinnitus – Is It Interfering With Your Work?

By Holger Reisinger

Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in the ears that affects one out of every five adults. It’s more than just an annoyance; it can affect your performance at job.

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Can you hear it?

That ringing in your ears. Or maybe it’s a buzzing, hissing, roaring or clicking sound….

Noises in your ears may be the telltale signs of tinnitus, a medical condition that affects more than 20% of the adult population. Continue reading

How Much Smaller Can Everything Get?

By Peter Hartmann

The tools we use to manage our lives are getting smaller by the day. Is that good or bad? And where will it end?

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Whoever said that bigger is better probably hasn’t owned an electronic device in a while.

Take a look. Virtually all the tools we use to manage our lives are getting smaller and more powerful, helping us strive for better, healthier and more productive lives. Continue reading

Large Productivity Gap between Income-Heavy “Advisors” (-47%)

By Holger Reisinger

To boost productivity with your key, customer facing staff – start by giving them more control over their workspace and the tasks they perform throughout the workday.

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Let’s face it: We have a massive productivity potential in our organizations today. The most productive of our income-heavy “advisors”; consultants, private bankers and lawyers, perform 47% better than our least-productive ones.

47 percent! Continue reading