Productivity

First seen on Graham Allcott’s weekly newsletter ‘Rev Up for the Week’. The idea of Rev Up for the Week is to give you one productive or positive idea for the week ahead. I had a request last week from someone who was struggling to make the transition from home relaxing to home-working on a
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On this episode, we chat about how to more deliberately deal with email, to both think about it less, and make it a less stressful element of your day. Topics covered include: How much we should think about email in the first place How to conduct “email sprints” The two types of work that we
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Takeaway : Fast-forward to the future and ask what you want to be proud of. This simple ritual lets you step into the shoes of your future-self and focus on your goals. Estimated Reading Time : 1 minute, 29s. The Rule of 3 is one of my favorite productivity rituals. It involves a simple exercise: mentally leap forward to the end of
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On this episode, we chat about how to actually recharge while taking some time off. Topics covered include: How work can be meaningful—but also a pretty big source of chronic stress Identifying hidden sources of chronic stress in our live How vacations can make us more productive overall How stress both drives us to burnout,
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Takeaway: Everything you buy repeatedly is a subscription service—even stuff as simple as toothpaste. Keep this in mind when you get something new—or go to replace an item you already have. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 32s. I’ve recently noticed more subscriptions creeping into my life: streaming video services, apps that have become an essential part of my
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On this super tactical episode of the podcast, we chat about time management. Topics covered include: What time management is, and why it matters Becoming more aware of how you spend your time Scheduling time commitments around your energy levels The broader picture of time management The Pomodoro technique, and shrinking your “resistance level” Time
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Employer response to the Biden administration’s recent COVID-19 vaccination mandate has been swift in some cases, more thoughtful and measured in others, according to the latest research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).    Our September Getting Employees Vaccinated research—the latest in i4cp’s 2021 survey series on pandemic-related issues—polled 534 business and talent professionals about the
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FIRST SEEN ON GRAHAM ALLCOTT’S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ‘REV UP FOR THE WEEK’. It’s interesting to note how many different approaches there are right now to the notion of ‘getting back to normal’ and returning to the office. There are bosses saying that their workers are ‘abusing’ working from home and ordering them back to the office every
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Takeaway: In addition to exhaustion and reduced productivity, cynicism is a core attribute of burnout. Keep this in mind as you consume information and process your thoughts. Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes, 50s. According to the World Health Organization, as well as pioneering research conducted by Christina Maslach, the world’s foremost burnout researcher, there are three dimensions that
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Almost four in 10 business leaders (38%) expect their organizations to lose employees as a result of implementing the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate.  One in five say that requiring vaccinations will repel potential new hires, and 27% anticipate greater divisiveness in their workplaces. “I’m actually surprised that those numbers aren’t even higher,” said i4cp
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Data collected by human capital research firm Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) from more than 1,300 HR and business executives across 80 countries make it clear: most organizations don’t know the employee skills and capabilities of their workforces, what they will need in the next one-to-three years, or how to effectively bridge any gaps. According
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On this episode, we chat about how slowing down can help us in work and life, without compromising our performance (if that’s something you care about). Topics covered include: How busy times make slowing down more important—but also lead to more guilt A new definition of the word “productivity” How slowing down helps us savor,
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For nearly 50 years, organizational leaders have celebrated the watercooler effect—the power of an office amenity to bring together acquaintances from different departments and spark eureka! moments. The late Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, referred to these interactions as “collisions,” serendipitous social encounters that drive innovation. Knowing their impact, he designed a physical office space
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The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)—a leading global human capital research firm—has announced the remaining four finalists in its 2021 Next Practice Awards competition. Exclusive to i4cp’s research and analysis, next practices describe innovative strategies strongly tied to excellence in market performance but not yet leveraged by most organizations. Finalists in phase two of the 2021 competition
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Especially during times of disruption—and we’ve all seen plenty of those since 2020—companies need capable human capital leaders in all organizational talent functions. Proven interpersonal and leadership skills, combined with vision and courage, are the ingredients those talent leaders need to help companies drive competitive advantage and build strong performance cultures. But while such leaders
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