Productivity

Too Busy? Maybe You're Procrastinating

Todd Brown | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Brown

Here's the thing: when we're busy we can easily trick ourselves into thinking that all of that activity means that we're not procrastinating. We're busy, sure, but we're not focused on the things that should really have our attention.

Snow Disruption Shouldn't Mean a Freeze on Productivity

Peter Boucher | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK
Peter Boucher

We Brits love talking about the weather. It's been used as an icebreaker to start conversations with friends and strangers alike since time immemorial. As temperatures remain around freezing and snow continues to fall in many parts of the country, this latest bout of bad weather is another chilling reminder that more businesses need to adopt a more flexible approach to working.

Will Meetings Be The Death Of You?

Bruce Daisley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

It's hard to be objective, my personal aversion to meetings is an almost visceral rage, but I fear they may even be destroying our productivity. The powerplay of meetings is depressing, the mangle of overt and covert agendas. People taking turns to speak, then zoning out when it isn't their turn.

Dispelling the Myths: Flexible Working Doesn't Have to Mean Working From Home

Scott Dodds | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech
Scott Dodds

Once again it's a case of stressing that 'work' is not a place to go but an activity... and there is rarely a reason for employees not to be productive, which should mean greater control of time for employees and a better balance of working and personal lives.

Structure is Freedom, on Land and on Sea

Todd Brown | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK
Todd Brown

I've been sailing and loving it since I was about 10. There's magic in a sailboat. When you've left last night's port, the wind hits the sails, and th...

Optimising for a More Optimistic Outlook

Alistair Clifford-Jones | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Alistair Clifford-Jones

The true definition of efficiency is getting the most out of the resources available and therefore more often than not, the key to efficiency really lies in optimisation: taking what you have and making it work smarter, and with less waste, to ultimately generate more output.

Made in Britain

Ian Mason | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ian Mason

Yet, as the lights came down on the final day of the 'greatest show on earth', I was left asking the uncomfortable question - what next for this great nation?

The Productivity Problem

Ian Mason | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Ian Mason

The Bank of England revised down its growth forecast for 2012 to virtually zero last week, reinforcing the raft of weak economic data released recently. The UK economy has now contracted in 5 out of the last 7 quarters and net growth since the end of the recession in 2009 has been negligible.

Procrastination? There's an App for That

Todd Brown | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech
Todd Brown

You welcomed your smartphone into your life for its life-altering potential. But has it become a Trojan horse, something initially welcome but troublesome in retrospect? Your smartphone won't be unleashing Greek soldiers while you sleep, of course. But maybe it's become a tool for procrastination and distraction.

How to Make More Time

Emma Brooke | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

I wrote a list once of the stuff I needed to get done in a day...it scared me quite a lot. I have no doubt at all that if you're reading this now, yo...

Make Things: Cure Your Fear of Missing out

Diane Chang | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Chang

My friends and I often comment on the plague of Fear of Missing Out or "FOMO." I was introduced to this term by my friend Zoe Strimpel when I first mo...