A recent survey by the University of California estimates that we’re bombarded with 34Gb of information a day, twice as much as 30 years ago. Office workers, meanwhile, are interrupted on average every three minutes. Small surprise, therefore, that our concentration spans are shrinking.
Changing the question you ask can make all the difference to improving. This insightful article by Jaewon Yoon, Hayley Blunden, Ariella Kristal, and Ashley Whillans in the Harvard Business Review will make you think.
Our cultural epidemic of stress and burnout seems to get worse each year. Recent Gallup polls showed that 79 percent of Americans feel stressed “sometimes or frequently,” and two-thirds of the full-time American workforce has suffered from some degree of burnout. An article by Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D, found on 'Entrepreneur'.
From a personal touch to a well-lit workspace, there are many ways to instil purpose. We all recognise the feeling. It’s Monday morning, it’s grey outside, and the prospect of battling the traffic just to sit in an office probably doesn’t feel like an inviting one for your employees. With heavy hearts, they make the journey and arrive hot, late and bothered – and wonder at all the time that could have been spent a better way. But it doesn’t have to be like this. There are a set of employee engagement strategies to banish those blues and increase job motivation head-on – and people-oriented leadership is a great place to start.
How flexspace is becoming a home from home for homeworkers For some, the idea of working from home is the ultimate dream. But like most dreams, the reality can be rather different: yes it’s perfectly acceptable to roll out of bed, jump into some cosy clothes and perform household chores in between the day job. Oftentimes, however, a homeworker will get to the end of the day wondering where it’s gone when there’s little – laundry aside – to show for it. So what are the alternatives if you can’t or don’t want to work in a traditional office?