Category Archives: Productivity hacks

Gina Ora on March 20, 2017.

BPO managers struggle with these four things, but you don’t have to

Anyone who’s ever worked in a business process outsourcing company knows what kind of stress incubators they are – these huge hives full of miscellaneous workers buzzing around in havoc, trying to satisfy the never-ending streamline of requests, definitely aren’t meant for people who like their days to flow at a steady pace.   Living…

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Gina Ora on February 28, 2017.

All employees should lead a healthy lifestyle, and here’s the proof

When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food and well-being. If you’re a good boss/business owner, you surely hope that your coworkers lead a healthy, balanced life; but hey – even if they don’t, it’s none of your business, right? Wrong. Not only do unhealthy…

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Gina Ora on December 21, 2016.

Five cool office games for boosting energy, productivity and creativity

Team building activities (in or out of the office), by definition, are activities that enhance social relations, define roles within teams, expose and address interpersonal problems within the group, as well as improve performance in a team-based environment. Team building activities, in reality, are activities that make employees roll their eyes and/or get back into…

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Gina Ora on December 5, 2016.

Why you should encourage your employees to take breaks

Productivity is one of the most important, yet least understood phenomena of economics. However, it is really hard to measure, particularly for the service firms; even with years of hindsight, economists are never quite sure why productivity rises or falls. Technological innovations and management techniques are producing additional productivity improvements every day, but it seems…

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Marija Grgur on October 19, 2016.

How to beat productivity lows when working from home

There are 53 million people doing freelance work in the US – 34% of the national workforce (a significant portion!) and other than freelancers there are a number of other professionals who work from home quite often. Many companies started encouraging work from home, while most of employees expect the possibility to work from home within their organizations. Given…

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Gina Ora on October 5, 2016.

Three most common myths about time-tracking and why they are wrong

When it comes to time-tracking, businesses and freelancers alike either love it or hate it. While today you can find many organizations who’ve significantly improved their HR management by implementing automated software solutions for it, there still exist some arguments about whether that way of managing people is acceptable and effective. Let us now try…

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Gina Ora on September 21, 2016.

Money isn’t always the best motivator, but these things are

The importance of motivation and goal setting in today’s business cannot be overstated. The setting of goals is important to guide a company and its’ employees toward defined objectives, while motivation is important because it is the psychological catalyst employees and owners require to reach a goal. Motivation at work, at first glance, does sound…

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Gina Ora on September 13, 2016.

Transforming the agony of emailing into an efficient streamline of responsibilities

What is the first thing you did this morning when you arrived into your office and turned on your computer?   Let us guess: Email. If our surmise was right, well, you shouldn’t feel bad – email occupies 23% of the average employee’s workday, 28% of their total work week and an average employee checks…

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Gina Ora on August 31, 2016.

Evening routines for a productive tomorrow

If you google “morning routine” you’ll receive more than 24 million search results and that might be with good reason: early risers seem to get more things done and live more fulfilled lives. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs understand the benefits of having an early-morning routine: Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, GE’s Jeff Immelt, and Xerox’s…

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Gina Ora on June 20, 2016.

When the cat’s away, the mice will… work

It’s that time of the year again, when most of us go to sleep dreaming about distant destinations and our well-deserved vacations. Unbelievably, managers and CEOs are humans too and they also need several days a year to get away from all the buzz and stress. In big companies it usually isn’t a problem, but…

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