An analytical tool used by retailers, webmasters and football (soccer) clubs may help us configure our office spaces for added employee efficiently. The proof is right there in the red, yellow, green and blue hues.
If you’re a football fan, you’re probably familiar with heat maps. They’re splashy TV graphics that show where on the field players spend their time. They’re also powerful analytical tools to help webmasters optimize a site depending on how people’s eyes scan it or guide retail planners on where to place promotions around the store floor.
As useful as heat maps are to coaches and shopkeepers, they may be equally important to our organizations.
The cords on our tools and devices are dropping like flies, enabling us to work better, faster and more efficiently. So why aren’t all businesses embracing the wireless revolution?
Forget the microchip, self-driving cars or stealth technology, I’ve discovered the world’s greatest invention.
The electrical cord. Or, more specifically, the absence of one.
Everywhere you look, the cords are dropping off our tools and devices. Forget about buying a corded drill to tackle that home improvement project, almost everything is cordless today. Continue reading →
Sound travels at 1,230 km (767 miles) per hour – beyond that magic happens. Read on to discover some fantastic facts about the power of sound.
Sound has immense power. It can inspire, enlighten, heal – even help us get more done on the job.
At Jabra, we’re fascinated by the power of sound, no matter what form it takes – from the annoying blaring of a car horn to the soothing, rich notes of a symphony. Our work has led us to discover plenty of interesting things about sound, and we’d like to share a few. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
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.