December 6, 2012 - FILED UNDER Agile Business
A Year in Productivity
Looking to get more work done in a shorter amount of time? Probable. This year we covered productivity from all different angles. Check out a few of our favorites:
Take a quick second and ask yourself where you go when you want to be super productive. The kitchen? The backyard? The train? Maybe it doesn’t matter where, so long as it’s early in the morning or late at night. Any of these answers sound familiar?
As the author of over 100 books, including the recently completed series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Michael Scott attributes his prolific output to the use of visual processes–as well as a few other tricks.
The standing meeting is one of the latest trending practices in our quest to move away from traditional work behaviors. Essentially, the idea is that keeping employees on their toes – a.k.a. Agile – will make meetings less about secretly texting friends or colleagues and more about productivity.
Roger C. Parker, founder of Published & Profitable, shares his best practices for working with large mind maps.
It’s no secret that happiness leads to productivity, and promoting personal relationships among staff is a huge part of that. But these days the perks of working for a tech company — particularly one in Silicon Valley — can hit any point between inspiring and ostentatious. To bring us back to the ground, Margaret Heffernan wrote an article for Inc.com that lists three simple ways to increase employee happiness at work. They’re free, but we can’t afford to forget them.
Social media in the workplace? Yes, please! Keas and Column Five put together an infographic that highlights a few of the more convincing benefits of making social platforms a part of your none to five, including health, happiness and an increase in productivity.