Sleep and Productivity: A Commonly Neglected Relationship

Adults in the 21st century are often sacrificing the time they spend sleeping in order to fit in extra works hours or important tasks that would otherwise be left undone. In reality, if more people slept longer and to a schedule they would find they could get more done in less time. Continue reading

The Future of Work: A journey to 2022

PWC’s recent report on ‘The Future of Work‘ gathered the opinions of 10,000 people in China, India, Germany, the UK and the US to compile a diverse understanding of workers’ views on the future of work. Naturally, not all participants agreed on views and opinions varied due to differing contexts and perspectives. Continue reading

Around the world: Innovative approaches to productivity

This week’s news reports interesting workplace initiatives aimed at improving performance around the world. These innovative approaches to productivity come from Germany, where employees are being allowed to delete all incoming mail whilst on holiday and from Japan, where employees are encouraged to nap at work. Continue reading

Letter from Butch Presentee and how to engage employees

Here’s a letter from one of our Usual Suspects, Butch Presentee. As you might remember, the Usual Suspects of poor attendance (see the animation here) are that 20% of the workforce responsible for 80% of absence problems. Butch’s main issue is presenteeism and dis-engagement. Here’s how he has been doing recently: Continue reading

Create workplaces and job roles to love 24/7

With the pressures at work being held on a constant high, employees sometimes become bored and fed up with their roles very quickly. The internet has been inundated with articles claiming to show you how to ‘re-engage your employees, now!’ so we decided to read through the advice out there and compiled a list of tips that actually do create workplaces and job roles to love 24/7. Continue reading