What’s Wrong With Work Today?

Technology advances have made it possible to work smarter and faster. Yet, people seem to be putting in more and more hours each day. While productivity becomes the new mantra, stress levels are on the rise. The World Health Organization estimates the annual cost of employee ...

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Don’t let the monsoon make a mess of office productivity

It was the week before the long weekend of Independence Day, and I had quite a backlog that I needed to get done before the break. I left to get to work early but little did I know what the morning had planned for me. It had been raining the last few days incessantly, ...

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How to Have Productive Meetings? Follow these proven steps.

Meetings: those time-sucking, yawn-inspiring, soul-crushing, tedious necessities of working life. Can’t do anything without them, can’t do anything with them. Studies have indicated that meetings are a waste of time, sometimes up to 40-50%, and most of them are basic staff ...

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Zen and the Art of Innovation

A close friend of mine, Shirish Deodhar, who has written multiple books on Building Innovation, led product companies and on metamorphosis from being an Entrepreneur to a Leader, is also the Co-founder and CEO of a start-up that has developed a software solution to promote wellness at work.

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7 Easy Ways to Really Work When Working from Home

We spend 8-10 hours working, 6-8 hours sleeping, 2-3 hours eating. And bam, the day is over. Where did the rest of our time go? Believe it or not, it’s spent in commute, most of it from home to work and back. And that’s where personal productivity and personal task management ...

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The 3 Most Important Workplace Metrics You Aren’t Yet Measuring

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein

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Take a break to be more productive at work

You will probably be surprised if we say that training yourself for productivity is, in some ways, like preparing for a marathon—but bear with us. Along with the physical training, marathon training regimes demand periods of rest between the runs so that the muscles can rest, ...

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In Conversation with David Allen

“Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right things” – Peter Drucker

You probably know David Allen as the world’s leading expert of organizational and individual productivity.

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Food For Thought – The Office Cafeteria’s Key Role

Admit it – you, just like the rest of us, have dreamt of working at Google – not because of the work content but driven by stories of their well-stocked and free cafeterias. Stories like this may mask the reality though. The Society for Human Resource Management reported last year ...

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Can People Analytics Help Managers Improve Company Culture?

It is a globally accepted fact that company culture is extremely important for the success of any business, irrespective of its size. After all, culture is a set of shared beliefs, collective behavior, values and practices that binds an organization together. Company culture has a definite ...

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