Productivity

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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Takeaway: I chatted with Cal Newport, the author of Digital Minimalism, on the latest episode of Becoming Better. A few things you’ll take away from the chat: why digital technologies can be so addictive; that we should question the “constant companion” mode of using our phone; that we need more time for solitude; that distraction
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Relaxing seems like an easy enough task to do without even thinking about it. But in today’s always connected world, even a Productivity Ninja might not always be able to relax. We are often occupied with thoughts about what we have to do the next day, or even the things we should have already done yesterday
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Whether you’re on the road a lot, like our Productivity Ninjas, or you’re often running from one meeting to the next – skipping meals and grabbing food on the go often becomes the norm. Having said that, making poor choices on the road, is also often the main source of sabotage while we’re implementing the
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As we know from our time management training, if there’s one mutual feeling that everyone experiences – it’s stress. Sometimes, it tickles us in small waves that we can easily overcome. Other times, it strikes us like a raging storm leaving all in a gasp of air. The World Health Organization (WHO) says stress has become a
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BAE Systems Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, is a top aerospace, defense and security contractor. The company delivers products and services that span electronic systems, maritime and land platforms, intelligence and support services, munitions, cyber-security, and other areas. BAE Systems’ work enables military, government and commercial customers to recognize, manage, and defeat
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ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport and infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any
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This might seem unorthodox, as we’ve all been told otherwise, but perfection is your enemy – not your friend. Perfection can seriously stifle positive momentum and is generally a pointless waste of time. That’s why Productivity Ninjas avoid perfection at all costs. Continue reading to find out why perfection is productivity’s enemy and how you
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When Curt Gray, SVP of human resources and administration at BAE Systems Inc., surveys the corporate environment around him, he sees disruption everywhere.   Take, for instance, the possibilities (and challenges) presented by artificial intelligence and automation present.   “There’s the question of how to apply AI and automation—what tasks to automate to improve efficiency
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The best-selling Productivity Ninja book series has a brand new addition: Work Fuel – The Productivity Ninja Guide to Nutrition. The new book is all about boosting performance, improving focus and eating your way to success by making smarter food choices. The Work Fuel approach is underpinned by science, easy to understand and live by,
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In late January, several hundred people gathered in Conway Hall in London, invited by Action for Happiness to an evening with the original Productivity Nina, our founder Graham Allcott. The theme of the evening was “Beyond Busy: Worry less, achieve more, love what you do”. Our Head of Business Development, Caitlin Fox, took a front
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