Productivity

The Attention Paradox: Winning By Slowing Down

James Hewitt | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
James Hewitt

Let's consider the work cycle of Jing - a hypothetical manager based in a typical multinational business. She gets out of bed at 6:30am and, like four...

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

Night Owls, Scientists Have Put Forward A Solid Case For You To Start Working Later

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who struggle with early starts could actually benefit from starting work later, according to a study. Researchers have suggested that bosses co...

Why You Should Read More - A Lot More

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

In my previous posts about reading, I have failed to address precisely why I value books so much. In this post, I want to address a question I have been asked many times since I started writing about this topic: why read at all?

What To Do When You Can't Stop Doing

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

I've been trying to focus for about an hour.

Three Reasons Running Makes You Better

Jonas Altman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonas Altman

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.

Super Mario Run: The Perfect Metaphor For Millennial Life

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

I recently stopped drinking to force myself into productivity. In some ways, this went well - I've been shortlisted for an award for my literary criti...

Six Things Tidying With KonMari Taught Me About Stress

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying and her KonMari method of decluttering have become global sensations. Millions of people have tidied with KonMari and say that the 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach just works.

A Higher Minimum Wage Needs A Better Industrial Strategy

Izzy Hatfield | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Izzy Hatfield

With the employment rate at a record high but rising numbers of people experiencing in-work poverty, our political parties are right to look beyond the quantity of jobs and think seriously the quality of jobs, including how much they pay.

Why We Are Making Such A Fuss About Flexible Working

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

The reason that flexible working is so popular with mums (and dads) is because you have to confront what you are doing when you need to be at nursery at 6pm (or get fined every minute you are late). You can no longer pretend that your working habits are okay or workable.

Five Simple, Practical Concepts Which Have Changed My Life

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Concepts are far more powerful than facts or instructions. Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I look for flexible concepts which can be applied to a range of areas- the broader the better. Here are 5 which have had the biggest impact over the last year.

Seven Tips To Ensure A Quality Night's Sleep

Gemma Rolstone | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Rolstone

As the driving force behind the success and growth of your business, it's essential that you are good to your body and brain by giving it the necessar...

Mobility Drives Digital Transformation To The Fast Lane

Russell Acton | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

Mobility plays an integral part in simplifying and modernising legacy applications. With no need for additional coding, it's the route to the top of the podium. Ailing enterprises now have a chance to survive, in fact, to thrive, rather than fade into extinction. Mobile transformation provides a competitive advantage and the ability to become agile and modern entities. It is the road ahead.

Crisis Of His Own: Does The Chancellor Have The Capacity To Fulfil His Productivity Pledge?

John Williams | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics
John Williams

Productivity was a frequently used word in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's presentation of his final Spring Budget. Raising productivity is a major focus and commitment - it has been placed "at the very heart of [the government's] economic plan."

The Art Of Remembering Everything You Read - How I Encode Over 200 Books A Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

For practical books, I try to set a plan for how I can implement it in my life. Charlie Munger also described the necessity of using what you read: 'I don't know anyone who's wise who doesn't read a lot. But that's not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don't grab the right ideas or don't know what to do with them.'

How To Start Your Day Productively

Naomi Louise Jenkins | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Louise Jenkins

Productivity is almost as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster. Many know of it, some may have claimed to see it, but few have experienced it. This is pretty much how I view productivity. It's there, but always slipping through my grasp.

Keeping Work Simple: Micro, Mobile And Made For You

Russell Acton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

How are world class employees meant to deliver world class performance if the tools they are given are holding them back? In the digital age, poor IT equals poor productivity. Nothing more and nothing less. It's time for a change, a culture shift, to empower employees and drive productivity.

Will Universal Income Be The Cure To Poverty?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

In a chaotic world of dividing political views and rising inequality, it comes as no surprise that the term universal basic income has been thrown around incessantly in an attempt to see it as the missing 'cure' to the mess in some of the world's leading economies.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Susanna Halonen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I want you to become your own social scientist, fiercely observing and analysing your habits without critique or judgement. Simply start by becoming aware of them because only then can you start to assess them, break them down, and potentially change them.

Expert Wanted - Must Have No Experience

Iain Hunter | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Iain Hunter

The sobriquets of 'old pro' and 'been doing it for years' are no longer the badges of honour of diligent, inspiring professionals who've dedicated years to becoming masters of their craft. Instead they're journeymen and women.

Why Social Care Needs To Be Part Of The New, Modern Industrial Strategy

Helena Herklots | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Helena Herklots

The Government launched its new draft Industrial Strategy this week and, at first sight, it might seem strange to suggest that social care should be part of it. Where does social care fit in a strategy that talks about aerospace, oil and gas, engineering, transport and the like? But both as an industry itself, and as a vital part of the nation's infrastructure, social care should be there.

How I Plan To Become A Productivity Ninja

Izzy McRae | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Now I have LOADS of productivity ideas to try out. There were so many ideas that I figured the best thing was to single out my top three, and try to start turning them into habits, otherwise I risked overwhelming myself even more. These are:

Values Vs Expectations

Amy Shefik | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

A requirement of being a personal development enthusiast and an entrepreneur is to always keep learning and growing. One of the ways I do this is to read, and I read a lot! Luckily I love it so it doesn't feel like a chore.

Office Space: The Final Frontier

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

I write this blog from the corner of my shared office, mindful of a conversation overheard this week among one of the support teams. They recently took on a few extra staff and as such need to change where they sit in the open plan part of our office. Excerpts of the discussion are as follows...

Mental Health: The Iceberg Issue Holding Back UK Productivity

David Hope | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
David Hope

This year, for the first time ever, mental health issues will be the leading cause of workplace absence in the UK. These issues have more than doubled since 2009 and are set to continue to rise.