How many times do you get interrupted every day at work? Whether it’s a big crisis or a simple relaxation break, chances are you don’t even realize how much time you’re losing to those interruptions. Interestingly, Dr. Gloria Mark, associate professor at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, found that average information workers are interrupted every three minutes – nearly twenty times per hour!
Rewarding and retaining good employees isn’t just about salary increases and holiday bonuses. In fact, according to research we’ve compiled, as many as 80% of employees surveyed indicate that they stay with their current employers simply because they like their work!
To learn even more about what employees value in their positions, take a look at the following “What Makes an Employee Happy?” infographic. Hopefully, this image will give your company plenty of ideas on improving worker satisfaction and managing employee retention.
According to an article in Psychology Today, 20 percent of people chronically avoid putting their nose to the grindstone and actively look for distractions! That seems incredible in a society that values efficiency and “multitasking” as much as ours does. And yet, it’s true. But the big question is, why?
Finding the right time-tracking software has, for the most part, been a complete pain in the neck. There are tons out there to choose from (most of which are free) but none seem to have “gotten it right.” They’re either far too complicated to use, too detailed for most individuals, or simplistic to the point of being a glorified stopwatch. And while we might be a bit biased, we think that Yast is a comfortable middle ground.
Let’s face it… Deep down, we all know that we waste more time at work than we really should. But how do your procrastination habits stack up against the rest of the world?
To find out how you compare to the average worker in terms of socializing, social networking, surfing the net, job hunting, dealing with personal distractions and more while on the clock, take a look at our latest “Biggest Workplace Time Wasters” infographic:
Time is money and there never seems to be enough of either. But, unfortunately, that’s often our own fault. “Lost” time is all too often caused by working inefficiently and procrastinating.
The morning cup of Joe, the mid-day pick-me-up and the afternoon latte – caffeine in all of its glorious forms has weaseled its way into our lives in more ways than we can count. It’s become that little shot in the arm that we all rely on to get us over the hump and keep our minds and bodies sharp. But, honestly, it doesn’t work as well as people claim and over-reliance can lead to headaches, irritability, jitters and more without the added energy boost we’re looking for.
The 80/20 rule (also known as the “Pareto Principle”) was “discovered” by Italian sociologist, economist and engineer Vilfredo Pareto, when he stumbled upon the fact that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by a mere 20% of the population, and that just 20% of his pea plants bore 80% of his pea pods.
Email is a wonderful tool that has allowed the speed of business to grow exponentially. However, it can also be a colossal time suck that keeps us from being productive if we let it!
Time is money. No doubt you’ve heard that expression once or twice before. The good news is that technology has finally reached a point where businesses – even small or medium sized ones – can automate a great deal of their daily operations. Not only does this save you time, it allows you to spend that time on other money-making improvements, leading to even faster business growth overall.