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Coffeeshop-Style Hoteling In A New Kind Of Office

Coffeeshop-Style Hoteling In A New Kind Of Office | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Hoteling has ebbed and flowed in popularity over the last two decades. The economic downturn has started driving its use again as a way to reduce facilities costs while offering a nice benefit (working remotely) to entice and retain employees. So what is hoteling? It is a way of providing temporary work spaces for employees…
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The recent economic downturn makes saving money on facilities and equipment very appealing – but it is really advancements in technology that are driving hoteling.

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Office Productivity – Feb ‘14 | Top of the List | Blog/News

Office Productivity – Feb ‘14 | Top of the List | Blog/News | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
This weeks “Top-of-the-List” column focuses on my favorite subject: office productivity.
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The best/recent articles about *office productivity*: review and critique.

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For Workplace Productivity, Choice Trumps All

For Workplace Productivity, Choice Trumps All | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Productivity in the office is a hot topic. Workplace analytics experts Leesman® found that nearly 85% of people feel that the design of their workplace is important to them, but only about 53% beli...
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Psychological studies have shown that a key driver in employee productivity is choice. This can be manifested by giving employees input into how their workplaces are configured and allowing them to personalize them, or permitting them to choose the most appropriate space in which to conduct their work.

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Why sleep is more important than you think - Boston Globe

Why sleep is more important than you think - Boston Globe | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
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Why sleep is more important than you think
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A few companies have already acknowledged the role that sleep plays in employee productivity and effectiveness.
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the temptation to stay up later and get things done can be a really hard thing to overcome

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Workplace leadership: Emotional connection leads to higher employee productivity

Workplace leadership: Emotional connection leads to higher employee productivity - Human resources News on Leadership (Workplace leadership: Emotional connection leads to higher employee productivity http://t.co/VwVposc6X8)...
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A recent Harvard Business School study shows that more than raises or promotions, employees want to feel that their input is valuable to the enterprise.
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How To Make Monday As Productive As Tuesday - Fast Company

How To Make Monday As Productive As Tuesday - Fast Company | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
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How To Make Monday As Productive As Tuesday
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According to a recent survey by the staffing company Accountemps on employee productivity, 39% of HR managers said that Tuesday was generally the best day for their employees.
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There’s no reason Monday can’t be just as productive as Tuesday

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Great Monday | RETHINKING PRODUCTIVITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Great Monday | RETHINKING PRODUCTIVITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Here at Great Monday, we're rethinking what "employee productivity" really means http://t.co/lTkS8ERTI6 #companyculture #productivity
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People aren’t 'resources.' We need to start taking a different approach to measuring productivity.

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How Command and Control in Organizational Structures Affect Employee Productivity

How Command and Control in Organizational Structures Affect Employee Productivity | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
When it comes to maximizing productivity in today’s fast-changing and highly competitive world, no organization can run effectively unless it can promote and manage a strong flow of information back up through the structure from the workface.
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When it comes to maximizing productivity, no organization can run effectively unless it can promote and manage a strong flow of information back up through the structure from the workface.

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Delivering the workspace of the future | Information Age

Delivering the workspace of the future | Information Age | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
UK businesses must accept that mobile has changed the way their employees work, writes David Howard, director of IT automation at Unisys
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The business mobile revolution is an on-going process as organisations continue to adapt to the seismic shift technology has had on the way they are provisioned, managed and governed.

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Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
In many companies I partner with, a certain percentage of employees work from home or are virtual employees – contractors or long-term freelancers.
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"... Know Thyself, whether you occupy the corner office or work from a kitchen table in St. Louis. If as an employee you look into yourself and can’t find your core – what motivates you – take a personality inventory or talk to a career coach and reconnect with what motivates you and will make you a successful employee, no matter where you sit."

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'Don't get sick; that’s a policy!' - Online Management Training

'Don't get sick; that’s a policy!' - Online Management Training | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Requiring employees to get vaccinated so as to avoid catching the flu may sound like a radical idea. But it’s something private employers can do. Learn more
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This seems like dangerous territory. Check this out: http://www.undergroundhealth.com/10-reasons-why-flu-shots-are-more-dangerous-than-the-flu/

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7 Design Tips for a More Productive Office

7 Design Tips for a More Productive Office | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Want to increase employee productivity? Try these simple office design tips.
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With a few small design tweaks, your workplace can greatly increase employee peace of mind and productivity.

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Why a Trusted Workforce Holds the Key to Profitability | CustomerThink

Why a Trusted Workforce Holds the Key to Profitability | CustomerThink | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Want to increase employee productivity? Empower your employees. #happyemployees #engagedworkforce http://t.co/hDRbNonZYE @customerthink
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How does a company go about empowering its employees and making them happy?

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Positions of Power: Conference Rooms Revisited

Positions of Power: Conference Rooms Revisited | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
One interesting consideration for conference rooms is an understanding of how the space affects the posture and influence the behavior of the people in it.
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Creating a certain environment has a direct and measurable influence even if your employees or office guests are never consciously aware of it.

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What are the limits on employee monitoring? - Business Management Daily

What are the limits on employee monitoring?
Business Management Daily
Employers may also use cameras to monitor employee productivity and prevent internal theft.
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A must read for every employer/employee.

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How Weather Affects Employee Productivity | ResumeTarget

How Weather Affects Employee Productivity | ResumeTarget | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Resumetarget.com Professional Resume Writing Services (Is a bright and sunny day a motivator to get your work done and enjoy the sunshine - or a distraction?
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two sides to each weather story – and how you can encourage employee productivity in these situations.

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Increase Employee Productivity through Changes to Office Décor ...

Increase Employee Productivity through Changes to Office Décor ... | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Perhaps it's arguable that worker productivity isn't the cornerstone of virtually any business, but for those who tend to agree their company couldn't function without the hard work of their employees, consideration to office ...
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The environment you provide for your employees to work in directly correlates with their levels of productivity.

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Your Smartphone May Be Killing Your Virtual Office Productivity | A ...

Did you know that your smartphone could actually be reducing your sleep effectiveness? Here's why it's time to switch off.
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Smartphones keep us mentally engaged with work late into the evening, they make it harder to psychologically detach from the most pressing cares of the day so that we can relax and fall asleep.

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Five technology trends that CXOs should watch in 2014 - TechRepublic (blog)

Five technology trends that CXOs should watch in 2014 - TechRepublic (blog) | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Five technology trends that CXOs should watch in 2014
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... that track their location and monitor employee productivity and conference room usage.
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An interesting glimpses into what 2014 technology and business trends IT and business leaders should be aware of.

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Going to Extremes: Are the Latest Workplace Productivity Trends Sustainable? - The Hiring Site

Going to Extremes: Are the Latest Workplace Productivity Trends Sustainable? - The Hiring Site | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Workplace performance has gone down 6 percent since 2008. Perhaps that’s why some employers are going to extremes to increase workplace productivity. (Talk about #extreme! These techniques are turning the traditional #office upside down.
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Some employers are taking some unconventional – some might even say extreme – measures to increase workplace productivity and re-engage their teams. But are they sustainable? 

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2014 Workplace Trends Report Reveals Business-Critical Forecasts, Including 30 Emerging Jobs of the Future | Emag.co.uk

2014 Workplace Trends Report Reveals Business-Critical Forecasts, Including 30 Emerging Jobs of the Future | Emag.co.uk | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
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...key trends and solutions linked to higher employee retention, engagement and increased productivity in more efficient, intelligent buildings.

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Workplace is in a state of flux, with many more changes to come

Workplace is in a state of flux, with many more changes to come | Office Productivity | Scoop.it

Although we remain wary of predicting the workplace of the future, it is useful to discover what managers think is likely to happen, even if some of it is pretty obvious....

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HR decision-makers forecast the workforce of 2018 will look fundamentally different from that of 2013

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The Future Of Workplace Learning is Mobile Learning Infographic

The Future Of Workplace Learning is Mobile Learning Infographic | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
The Future Of Workplace Learning is Mobile Learning Infographic explains how the increasing sales of mobile devices, the whooping growth in the mobile share of
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The Future Of Workplace Learning is Mobile Learning Infographic explains how the increasing sales of mobile devices, the whooping growth in the mobile share of web traffic, the growing adoption of mobile devices in the workplace, amongst other factors, has led to the evolution of ‘A Mobile World’.

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13 Workplace Trends We Saw in 2013 - The Hiring Site

13 Workplace Trends We Saw in 2013 - The Hiring Site | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
2013 was a year defined by wrecking balls, Royal babies and celebrity selfies. Fortunately, none of those things happened in the workforce. Here's what did.
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A quick read - looking at the past helps to see where things are headed.

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Comfortable offices increase employee productivity

Comfortable offices increase employee productivity | Office Productivity | Scoop.it
Last summer, when we were roasting in that July heat wave, Ron Friedman, Ph.D, wrote a brilliant article for Psychology Today magazine. He titled it, “Want More Productive Workers?
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Uncomfortable employees make 44% more mistakes than comfortable employees and cost their companies 10% more in time wasted as they try to get comfortable.

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