9 Simple Tricks for Being More Productive at Work

By 9 Simple Tricks for Being More Productive at Work 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.  

9 Simple Tricks for Being More Productive at Work

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

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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 The Real Reason Your Coworker Keeps Sending you Emails 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 6 Ways to Burn Calories While Having Fun 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 Boost Your Productivity by Understanding Your Workstyle 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 One In Five Is Affected By Tinnitus - Is It Interfering With Your Work? 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 How Much Smaller Can Everything Get? 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 Large Productivity Gap between Income-Heavy “Advisors” (-47 ) 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

At What Age Did Play Turn Into Exercise?

By At What Age Did Play Turn Into Exercise? Peter Hartmann

Why should kids have all the fun? It’s time for us adults to put some excitement back into our otherwise dull workout routines.

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It appears on my bank statement, just like clockwork: My health club fee. The fee I pay once every month for visiting the place about that often.

While making the payment, I started wondering… at what point do we adults start paying to do what kids do all the time for free? Continue reading

Does Advice From Fitness Experts Confuse You Too?

By Does Advice From Fitness Experts Confuse You Too? Peter Hartmann

Forget about the latest fitness trends. The best workouts are the ones where we listen to our bodies. Are you ready for the intelligent workout?

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Why is workout advice always so contradictory?

We can’t visit a fitness site or thumb through a magazine without an “expert” sharing the newest theory on how to get in shape. Trouble is, it’s usually the opposite of what we heard last time. Continue reading