We’re losing our ability to listen. This potential crisis threatens our relationships with our customers, organizations, families and entire nations. Here’s what we can do about it.
The art of listening is under attack.
This skill, among the most important we as humans possess, is getting drowned out from all sides: Increasing noise levels, myriad distractions, shorter attention spans and more people who just want to hear themselves talk. 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.