productivity

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    Do Open-Concept Offices Promote Innovation?

    October 12, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Do open-concept offices live up to their hype when it comes to encouraging innovation and collaboration? Or do they hinder productivity by sacrificing privacy – and in some cases, comfort? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

  • the-surprising-habits-of-original-thinkers

    The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

    December 7, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

  • innovation-ecosystem-michael-bungay-stanier-business-coaching

    The Most Powerful Question In The World of Business

    November 11, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Michael Bungay Stanier, Founder of Box of Crayons, teaches the principles of how to do less hard work and more good work to managers around the world. In this interview he explains why coaching can transform not only the person receiving the coaching, but also the coach; he reveals what he believes is the best coaching question in the world, and why it is so powerful and AWEsome. And finally, he unpacks habits, how to develop new ones, and their importance in the world of work.

  • global-compeativeness-report-2016-2017

    The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017

    October 19, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    The Global Competitiveness Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. Switzerland, Singapore and the United States remain the three world’s most competitive economies.

  • results-based-work-environment

    Are Results Based Work Environments the Future or Fantasy?

    June 23, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Results-based work environments, also known as results-only work environments (ROWE) aim to increase productivity by giving employees the freedom to work in the manner that suits them best as long as they produce results. The old paradigm of coming in to work at a set time and leaving at a set time hasn’t been the standard for quite some time. Employees regularly have to work long hours, and there is research that shows these long hours may be better spent working from home. The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College notes that this shift represents a dramatic change from the traditional 40-hour work week.

  • The Effect of Multi-tasking on Innovation Projects

    Can Multi-tasking Result in More than 60% Longer Project Time?

    August 14, 2012 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    You want to be perceived as a good innovation project member, to be appreciated for your achievements – and just to safeguard that notion some of what you do leads to a success in time – you do multiple projects in parallel. But is this really efficient and effective? Check out Bengt Järrehult’s somewhat mathematical look at multi-tasking, where the exercise of putting numbers in leads to a result that may surprise you.

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