Productivity

Takeaway: Keeping a log of how you spend your time, even if just for a few days, makes you aware of whether you’re spending time on what’s actually important to you. Keeping a time log sounds like a hassle, but it takes less time and attention than you might think. Plus, doing so lets you
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Takeaway: You should work around your energy levels; working on more important tasks when you have the most energy, and less productive tasks when your energy dips. Below is how to calculate when your energy peaks (your “biological prime time”), and a few suggestions for working around your energy levels. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes,
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A groundbreaking research study, Automating Work: The Human/AI Intersection, is now available exclusively to i4cp members. This infographic, an extension of the study, outlines the workforce planning process and reinforces the need to deconstruct future job roles to determine which skills and capabilities will be needed as certain tasks are automated or augmented by new
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At i4cp, we see a consistently high level of interest in—and dedication to—effective development for leaders, from first-time managers to top-of-house executives.   Building on i4cp’s new manager research is a case study that explores a premier, multi-level leadership development program that has garnered praise (and a certain amount of envy) for 3M. With a
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Even the most effective Productivity Ninjas out there encounter stress and anxiety from time to time. After all, even after extensive Time Management Training workloads can still pile up and anxiety can take hold. With addiction being an increasing topic in news headlines, it is important to discuss ways to cope with stress and anxiety
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Takeaway: The trick to traveling smarter is to prepare ahead of time, and develop strong traveling habits. Some ideas covered below: creating a default packing list; preparing things to consume and work on while you’re offline; leaning into how tired you are while traveling; and making your trip feel more like home. Estimated Reading Time:
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Despite the reality that AI and automation are disrupting almost every industry, many organizations are unprepared to address the growing employee skill gaps caused by new ways of doing work. The Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) newly released study, Automating Work: The Human/AI Intersection, gathered data from over 1,700 respondents—over 400 of whom represented organizations
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Why don’t we see more women in top positions in organizations, even though we’ve known that gender diversity pays off. New research from i4cp partner and senior research advisor Rob Cross shows that building positive work relationships is key to gender diversity efforts.   Women who show consistent, positive career growth distinguish themselves in four
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Takeaway: Apps can be distracting and lead you to waste a ton of time, but the best apps make you more knowledgeable, organized, and productive. The 10 apps below—selected by myself and Ardyn on our podcast—all will help you do this. Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 4s. Podcast length: 26 minutes, 45s. At their worst,
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Stress is a word that consumes our society, we’re all Human, not Superhero and even the best Productivity Ninja can have times where the pressure becomes too great. Practical steps learnt from Productivity Training are only employable if we have the headspace to utilise them. A clever way to consider your stress is using the
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Managers occupy vital positions in organizations, serving as bridges between enterprises and their workforces. Consequently, the ability of managers to motivate, communicate with, and lead their teams effectively is critical to business performance and success.   But the latest research by i4cp and ATD revealed that many companies are heightening their exposure to business and
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Takeaway: Some productivity rituals worth trying out: setting three intentions every day; reviewing and mapping out your week (and day); having an accountability partner that keeps you on track; and maintaining an “accomplishments list” throughout the week.Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1s.Podcast length: 26 minutes, 0s. Great productivity rituals allow you to become more productive
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From mastering email etiquette to holding effective meetings, the ability to communicate affects productivity, success and the ability to achieve larger company goals and visions. Since a lack of communication is one of the most significant complaints that employees have against their employers, it’s imperative for businesses to become successful communicators in order to beat
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Many powerful ideas are shaping the jobs of HR professionals and, rightfully so, attracting much attention. Consider, for example, the impact of network analysis – methodologies to gain insights into social and information-transfer relationships – useful for improving organization effectiveness, enhancing leadership development, understanding inclusion patterns, providing guidance for managing the onboarding process, and other
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As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: “TMUS”) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services by leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 79.7 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US, Inc. provides
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New study from i4cp,“Culture Renovation: A Blueprint for Action,”  provides a master plan for initiating and sustaining organizational culture transformation. Seattle, WA: Only 15% of global survey respondents reported that their organizations have achieved highly successful culture transformations according to a new study from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), Culture Renovation: A Blueprint for
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We frequently hit busy spans which make us hope for more than 24 hours in a day. As a Productivity Ninja, you will know, no matter how many hours you spend at the office – the work never stops. Keeping that in mind, it’s important to use your time to rest and recharge. But are
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Takeaway: Doing a digital declutter helps you step back from your digital life, so you can see what parts of your digital world make your life better, and which parts you waste too much time on and have become addicted to. To conduct one, choose what apps/services/websites to not use for a month, what digital
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“Republicans buy shoes, too.”   This was Michael Jordan’s famous reported (but never actually confirmed) response when then-Charlotte, N.C., mayor Harvey Gantt sought MJ’s endorsement in a 1990 North Carolina senatorial race against Republican incumbent Jesse Helms.  Gantt, a Democrat who served two terms as Charlotte’s mayor, was the first African-American man to ever be
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You may have missed it, but in November 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released its Human Capital Reporting Standard. The standard calls for 23 metrics divided into nine categories: Ethics Costs (total workforce costs) Workforce diversity Leadership (“leadership trust,” to be determined by employee surveys) Organizational safety, health, and well-being Productivity (EBIT/revenue/turnover/profit per
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