Productivity

The art of professional minimalism

Following the fallout and panic of the pandemic, a new identity crisis has emerged in post-2020 life, as contagious as any virus: busyness. It consumes everyone, every day.

Why managing time at work is the new frontier

Knowledge-based businesses have been evolving at pace, adjusting to our post-Brexit landscape, pandemic-enforced remote working and new hybrid working arrangements.

Workplace monitoring on the rise

More than a quarter of UK workers have said that monitoring and surveillance at work has increased since Covid.

Is it time to file for email bankruptcy?

As an author of a best-selling book on writing emails, you might assume I’d be the Marie Kondo of email organisation.  That only a couple of emails ever sit in my inbox (the ones that bring me joy, of...

Test, learn and adapt: thriving in this new era requires a brave new mindset

The notion that we are living in an increasingly 'VUCA' world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) is not a new one and we know that a key characteristic will be adaptability.

UK productivity among the lowest of the G7, finds ONS

Output per hour worked by UK employees is among the lowest of all the G7 countries, according to new data published by the ONS.

Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

HR risks tech overload following pandemic software surge

An increase in the number of digital tools used by businesses for people-related tasks is causing discord among employees and putting HR at risk of overload.

How to overcome the top five productivity killers impacting HR

The HR team has always been a vital component of long-term organisational success – handling any people-related issues that come their way, with the overall values and goals of the organisation as...

Three key benefits of a process-centric company culture

Establishing a process-centric culture is crucial for maintaining innovation and efficiency. It requires management to step back and trust their teams, but the rewards are phenomenal.

Alpha mail: AI learns to write

An automated email system could potentially free up hours of the working week, but there are still many kinks to be ironed out, finds Beau Jackson

In uncertain times we need to raise the benchmark

For decades benchmarking has been an essential tool for any business looking to understand how its performance stacks up against competition and contemporaries.