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21 02, 2020

Will Improving Productivity Hurt Company Morale?

2020-07-06T21:46:46+00:00By |

The water cooler.  The break room. Those sacred places in the company where employees congregate to catch up on the latest news, share information, and build enough stamina to get through the day. Necessary...or a waste of time? When I consult with companies around the world, we often have to address the culprits of lost productivity. This means we look at time wasted in idle conversations, extraneous breaks, and irrelevant interruptions.  Yet some managers worry: “Will eliminating all this wasted time kill morale? Without the water cooler, what do I really have in company culture?”  This blog will show that [...]

3 09, 2019

It’s Just a Matter of Time

2019-11-04T17:32:34+00:00By |

...and how to accurately plan with it. You likely have a general understanding of what everyone does at your company. Every person has a role and set of responsibilities, and for the most part, you think you know how much time it takes them to complete their work… or do you? The Project Management Institute reports that only a little more than half of all projects finish within their initially scheduled times--so where is all the time going? I’ve been a consultant for over thirteen years, and I’ve seen firsthand just how little employees and managers understand the passage of [...]

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