Measuring Productivity A Bit Differently These Days

Looking to improve productivity in your organization?

Check out a few of these recent news articles.

Reuters highlights a recent study on job flexibility as it relates to productivity and loyalty among employees.

"Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found that workers who enjoyed more work flexibility were also less likely to say health problems affected their performance at work. Offering a variety of alternative work arrangements and training managers and supervisors to be supportive of workers' personal lives may help in creating a culture of flexibility, researchers added."

In the UK, "a survey of 2,347 people, commissioned by employee wellbeing specialist Right Corecare, found that four in 10 respondents work extra hours in the office, with 21% pointing to their bosses' expectations as the main reason to do so."

The article reports, "A quarter of respondents admit to checking Facebook or surfing the net on company time, often after they have finished work, with 16% admitting they work late to be seen as hard working."

From Canada's Globe and Mail, a quick and helpful guide to picking and choosing productivity tools.

Productivity consultant Francis Wade writes, "With the flood of productivity tips and productivity tools assailing you, which ones should you choose? . . . [T]here are seven essential practices that we carry out as we do our work. Each tool should be assessed by whether it helps you to manage one or more of those steps better."

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