Why it is important to your job to get enough sleep

As we just passed the weekend where daylight savings time came back I thought some facts about the importance of sleep on performance were in order. I have struggled the last couple of days, staying up later, mostly because my biological clock had not readjusted. I have written some similar posts in the past, see …

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Another Pink Observation: Lunch is the most important meal of the day for workers

Last week I talked about Daniel Pink’s book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and described the case for When is the best time to make important decisions? In this week’s installment is about lunch and the evidence that it is the most important meal of the day if you expect productive workers. Breakfast …

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3 Bad Habits in the Workplace & How to Avoid Them

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Do you have any of these bad habits? I do!   When employers think about dangerous habits in the workplace the typical concerns that come to mind are substance abuse, negligent OSHA compliance, poor food handling, or not wearing safety equipment. In reality, there …

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Finding the Balance Between Work and Exercise 

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. After a long day at work, it’s difficult to find time and motivation for exercise. But the truth is, the busier and more stressed you are, the more important fitness becomes. Exercise is a great stress reliever. It also releases endorphins, gives you energy, …

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5 Investments To Make Employees More Productive

Today’s post is brought to you by SocialMonsters.org. I particularly like the library idea. Short of whips and other devices not used since the dark ages, you cannot force employees to be productive. Productivity comes from within and is related to self-efficacy and subjective well-being, reports the China Safety Science Journal. When workers are happy …

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Want to be more productive? Take a break!

The image of the head down employee toiling away for hours on end is a fairly typical one in business. Taking a break has long been recognized as an important component of the work day. Union contracts from the early days to the present always have a two break schedule written to them. The Fair …

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One big reason to have coffee in the workplace

We all know that having coffee in the workplace contributes to employee alertness. Did you know that it also contributes to another employee trait that is highly desired in your employees. This trait is one big reason to make sure a pot of coffee is brewed for your people. Honestly? According to author Samantha Cole, …

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Personal Life at Work: Tips for Achieving Balance and Staying Productive

Today’s post is written by Eric Friedman, founder and CEO of eSkill.  We spend a great deal of our time and a large part of our lives working. Spending so much time in the office, it’s no wonder we sometimes see our performance affected by our emotions and whatever we are going through in our …

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The Role of the HR Department in Company Productivity

  In the dictionary the word productivity is defined as the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services. Every organization, every department in that organization needs to be about productivity, including the Human Resources department. HR as a driver In a recent issue of Business …

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