Editor’s note: Becoming more productive is easier said than done. One way to do it is to get on top of managing tasks. There are loads of task management tools available and this article shares some of the best.
Editor’s note: Economist Tim Harford brings some perspective to the robots are taking our jobs narrative (myth).
Editor’s note: This survey is a couple of years old but I can’t imagine much has changed – or has it? If not, a quarter of the day spent managing emails seems like a enormous drain on resources.
Editor’s note: According to Yoshie Komuro, the number of Japanese people who work overtime is higher than any other country, but the contributing value of each individual is the lowest among the industrialized countries.
Editor’s note: If yet another piece of research was needed to support better people management in organisations then here it is!
Editor’s note: The OECD has developed an area of its website that looks at the global productivity picture. There’s lots in here including comparative data between countries and insight and analysis into productivity and growth.
Editor’s note: Longer hours equal lower productivity. So why do we believe the opposite?
Editor’s note: I was lucky enough to be in the panel debate on labour market trends at this week’s CIPD conference. Luckily Tim Scott did a great job capturing the debate. This debate frames all we do in L&D in my opinion.
Editor’s note: Whether you want to use these tools yourself or explore then for inspiration in how to develop apps that provoke behaviour change at work, this is a useful list of consumer productivity enhancing tools.
Editor’s note: It’s a small survey but an interesting take on social media usage at work. This research shows that employees are happier and more productive if they spend breaks talking to others via social media (as opposed to consuming content such as videos).
Editor’s note: Interesting list of attributes – some of which were talked about at this week’s Learning Live conference.
Editor’s note: Insights into to-do lists, tasks, habits and rituals from Omer Perchick CEO of productivity app Any.DO.
Editor’s note: Analysis of the impact of technology on productivity. This quote sums up the piece: ‘At a time when digital technology has been exalted to a position of almost religious authority, productivity growth has fallen—not just in the United States but in other advanced nations, too.’
Editor’s note: A two-part article including useful tools for working on secure documents whilst outside the firewall.
Editor’s note: Productivity tips site Lifehacker is worth following for tips and tricks on how to make technology make your life easier. Lifehacker is currently running a series on how some of its team uses technology and tools to make their working lives easier. Some useful tools mentioned here.