We want to say thank you to all our past and present clients who helped make last year so great. We released quite a few features updates as we constantly strive to create a better user experience for our rapidly growing user-base. We are planning an equally productive year for 2017 too! Our website will be getting a makeover in the beginning of the year and features updates will be coming out regularly throughout the year. Stay tuned for some exciting changes!
Staying healthy is a challenge during the holidays. With so much good food around, it’s hard to eat well. With so much to do, it’s hard to make time for exercise. But we all know it’s important. Losing weight is a common ambition, albeit a difficult one to stick to. Avoiding medications is another reason many strive to eat healthier. There are lots of reasons to eat well and exercise, but have you ever heard of this one? Better health can make you better at your job.
Health affects more than just the way we look and feel but also how well we think and perform.
Running a small business and taking it to new heights can be challenging. Delegating tasks to employees and staying on top of expenses is overwhelming, especially while running an SMB. There is hope. Making use of business tools will get your business on the right track and give you enough boost to accelerate its growth in no time!
Contributed by Seb Atkinson.
In the US, employees take an average of 4.9 days off each year in sick leave, according to research by PwC. If you’re a small business, these days can really add up – if you have 100 employees for example, that could mean an average of 490 days are lost each year due to sickness. As a result, it can really pay to reduce this figure and improve productivity by empowering your staff to live healthier, happier lives. Read on to discover how to achieve this.
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Even in the last days of his life, legendary management consultant Peter Drucker maintained that making knowledge workers productive is “the biggest of the 21st century management challenges.”
There are a lot of reasons why employees might not be at the top of their game. Maybe they’re having personal issues. Maybe they didn’t get enough sleep. Maybe they’re excited about something. This is all pretty normal. Employees are human and have their ups and downs, but when the lack of productivity becomes a regular thing, there is either something really serious going on outside of work or, more likely, there are some flawed management practices at play.
Research conducted by the Harvard Business Review has shown that rudeness in the workplace is both on the rise and contagious. More people today report experiencing uncivil behavior at work than they did 14 years ago – in 1998 only 25% of people reported they were treated rudely at least once a week, and now it’s up to 98%.
A lot has to line up for a person to be successful. There must a good deal of intelligence, talent (which might just mean a lifetime of hard work), confidence, and time management. Articles could be written on any of these traits so in effort to avoid playing down importance of any important factor, let’s just focus on time management and how to get better at it.
Keeping track of the time employees spend on specific projects can help a manager determine the value of a given task and narrow down the effective use of an employee’s time. The following are some of the ways project tracking can do this.