Productivity: The Route To Building A Better Future

Tina Hallett | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Tina Hallett

The recent party conferences were an opportunity to debate a host of issues, but one that underlay the many calls to 'build a better future' was the need to address the UK's productivity challenge. This is all the more important as we build the strong economic foundations needed post-Brexit which will provide security and stability for the UK.

How I Boosted My Productivity By Lifting Weights

Kieran MacRae | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kieran MacRae

I recently started working from home and have found that while I love the freedom, without the need to go outside to get to work I quickly become mentally drained, doubly so because there's no one around to talk to for a pick me up.

Eleven Reasons For The UK's Poor Productivity

Paul Sloane | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Paul Sloane

Improving productivity in the UK is not a matter of getting people to work harder. It involves training, investment, innovation and finding smarter ways to do things. Above all we need to improve the quality of management and leadership across the board.

How To Proactively Start Creating Your Dream Life Now!

Amy Shefik | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

Now I'm the person who knows exactly what she wants and takes action towards it every single day. I have goals and dreams and while I'm super driven and determined, there are times when I have to deal with those thoughts of, "What if this doesn't work? Or, Why hasn't this happened yet?"

Delivering A Winning Performance Amidst Britain's Falling Productivity Challenge

Andrew Moore | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Andrew Moore

After all, the only thing worse than demotivated staff leaving, is demotivated staff staying and the cumulative impact of this is bad news for the UK economy and our future prosperity.

How To Stay Productive When You're Demotivated And Don't Want To Get Out Of Bed

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Leizrowice

Most of what I know about productivity comes from times when I've been depressed and still have work I need to get done. Those times have taught me that productivity isn't really about motivation. It's about...

Meditation And Entrepreneurship

Morgan Gladwell | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Morgan Gladwell

The life of an Entrepreneur can be a very stressful one. The combination of anxiety, fourteen hour days and an inability to switch off can hinder or ...

Six Lessons On Self Care, Getting Things Done And The Art Of Not Doing 'Too Much'

Claire Sheehan | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Sheehan

Yet doing too much can be counter productive. Take the last few weeks. It's near the end of my twins' time at preschool, so we have all the associated things to do with wrapping up time at preschool, transition meetings to a new school and sports days etc.

Artificial Intelligence, As Artificial As We Think?

Guita Blake | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech
Guita Blake

Mobile technological innovations such as Siri, the iPhone's digital assistant, Google's latest Google Home product, or, Alexa, the smart home hub introduced by Amazon, are, to most people, the limits of today's Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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.