Productivity

9 Types of Business Meetings (and How to Lead Them)

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When you spend the bulk of your time in meetings, each meeting can start to blend into the next. Soon, at the pace you’re going, you feel like you don’t have time to set proper, focused goals for each meeting. Right? However, it doesn’t have to be that way! By knowing the nine most common types of business meetings, you can …

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New to Remote Work? Helpful Resources and Online Courses

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If you don’t have much experience working remotely, making that change suddenly is jarring. Your routines, habits, and workflows are disrupted significantly. However, there’s good news. People with lots of remote work experience have shared their knowledge to help others learn the necessary skills. Here are some great resources to check out instead of trying to re-invent the remote work …

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Business Readiness with GlobalMeet

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As a global company, we know all too well what it’s like when a business is affected by a natural disaster or global crisis. Our teams are navigating a world where forest fires are commonplace and the threat of Coronavirus is very real. Just like many other organizations around the world, we’ve had to adapt to ensure our business continues …

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4 Psychological Findings to Know Before Your Next Online Meeting

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Did you know clinical psychologists have conducted hundreds of studies focused on workplace meetings? It makes sense: work is such an important part of our lives, and meetings are a big part of many jobs. It’s natural that researchers would want to explore the psychological principles that are at play during online meetings. Admittedly, we went down the rabbit hole on this …

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CEOs Reveal the Everyday Habits That Bring Success

It seems like every great thinker in history has something to say about habit. It’s no secret that today’s top leaders and achievers, including CEOs, rely on good habits to stay productive. Here are some of the greatest daily habits that our favorite CEOs can’t live without, courtesy of Malak Saleh and Christina DesMarais of Inc. Exercise Of all the advice CEOs give, this …

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Email is Your #1 Biggest Time Sink

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Brace yourself. You’re about to know exactly how much of your life you’re losing to email. If you’re an average professional, you check your email 15 times a day.  You then spend 64 seconds recovering from checking your email. Then you repeat that process. In the end, you spend 28% of your workweek managing email. If you’re a CEO, that number is only 24%. If you are …

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The True Cost of Inefficient Communication

Inefficient Communication

Even highly productive people end up wasting some time while they’re at work. We’re talking about inefficient communication. This includes excessive email back-and-forth, using too many communication apps, and the lack of full collaboration due to inadequate communication tools. Several major research studies have profiled the largely preventable cost of inefficient communication, most notably the business intelligence firm SIS International Research. As a summary of …

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Productivity Tips From Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s Tips for Productivity

Few people can cut through corporate inertia like Elon Musk. In particular, the eccentric billionaire has become known for candidly speaking his mind on the topic of productivity. Here are a few of his more salient suggestions. When a rule doesn’t make sense, change it. “If a ‘company rule’ is obviously ridiculous, such that it would make for a great …

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What Is the Ideal Office Temperature for Productivity?

The alarm goes off. After struggling to get out of bed, employees are hit with another challenge: What is the appropriate outfit for today’s weather – outside and inside of the office? Not only is office temperature important for employee comfort, but it can also directly affect efficiency. A CareerBuilder survey reported that 53 percent of employees say they are …

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Fidgeting at Work?

Fidget toys and other sensory gadgets are continually making waves around the world and in businesses today. Yes, we are also referring to the same ever-so-popular fidget spinners that broke the internet this year and eclipsed $1B in sales worldwide. Although some identify them as toys just for kids, research shows the demand is continually increasing more and more in …

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Tips to Beat the Fourth-Quarter Blues

I’ve got the Fourth Quarter Blues. And no, I’m not talking about the song – although it’s a pretty catchy tune. I’m talking about the all-hands-on-deck, end-of-year, home-stretch kind of fourth-quarter blues. That time of year when the calendar starts to wind down and business teams all around the world are hustling to close one last deal or secure one …

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The Neuroscience of Motivation and How to Increase Motivation

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I’m sure everyone here is familiar with how hard it is to get work done when you’re feeling unmotivated. Call it laziness, procrastination or what have you, when motivation is lacking, work simply can’t be done. It’s easy to write off a lack of motivation as an excuse to partake in laziness, but the cause of our motivation (or lack …

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“The Science of Sound, Part 2” White Paper: Noise in the Workplace and the Promise of Mobile Conferencing

The modern workplace as constantly awash with sound, from the chatter of colleagues to the clacking of keyboards. When focused, complex work is on your to-do list, the last thing you need is distracting background noises preventing your productivity. Noise can be a detriment to efficiency, and if you read The Science of Sound, Part 1, you already know that the …

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5 Presentation Tips from the Experts

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If you want to be successful in the business world, being able to give great presentations is an essential skill that will help you stand out and get noticed for your ideas. Presentations are a great way to provide value and share input with your company. But presentations don’t always come naturally, and even the best presenter still has areas …

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Customer Insights: Productivity Wish List

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Productivity isn’t one-size-fits-all, and to find your productivity sweet spot sometimes requires a bit of experimentation. From productivity “hacks” and time-management strategies to productivity-enhancing gadgets, there are endless ways to up your productivity game. Thanks to advances in technology, there are constantly cool, new gadgets hitting the market that can help streamline your productivity. We recently polled some of our …

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Why You’re Always Late (and How to Fix It)

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When I first started doing research on this topic, I genuinely believed that late people just had total disregard for anyone’s time or that they were terrible at time management. Any Type A person, like me, believes in the mantra, “If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re late.” And if you’re that person, I bet you have the same preconceived …

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What is Hygge and Can It Be Used in Your Work Life?

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It seems like every day I hear about a new “fad” or lifestyle trend that is guaranteed to make me more productive, mentally healthier and just overall happier. From cognitive tricks to get more done in 90 minutes than you have in 30 days to eating different foods to power you through an afternoon slump, there’s always something to try …

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Productivity and Food: The Proof’s in the Pudding

food and productivity

Think back to the most productive day you’ve had this week. What are some of the things you remember doing that boosted your productivity? Maybe you tuned out the world with some soulful jazz or took a break and walked around the block to get fresh air and a fresh perspective. But do you remember what you ate? When we …

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Why Working in 90-Minute Bursts is Good for Your Brain & Your Job

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We’ve all been victim to the misery that is the “afternoon slump”. We’ve struggled through the slump, eyes heavy with fatigue, as we trudged to the office coffee pot, hopeful that a sweet cup of liquid caffeine would give us our fix and get us back on task. What if I told you that next time an afternoon slump hits, …

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“Being Busy” is Counterintuitive: Here’s How to Prevent It from Ruining Your Productivity

In our fast-paced, always-on, multi-tasking society, we see being “busy” as a sort of badge of honor. A badge that earns respect amongst your peers because if you’re busy, you’re obviously doing something right. But is “being busy” really all it’s cracked up to be? Staying busy is a necessary evil in most our lives. Most of us feel that …

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