This is National Conversation Week 2018 – when we’re encouraged to talk to friends, family, even strangers because conversation is being drowned out in a sea of social media. You’ve only to watch people in restaurants, staring at their phones, rather than talking to those they are with, to realise that there is something to
To Flex or Not, that is the Question Flexible working… this is a term that has many meanings and all of which seem to be used simultaneously within any one organisation, much less within an industry. The term is used to mean anything from working term time only, part time, setting core hours, working from
I was talking to a colleague the other day and we were discussing the need and drive of generating social interaction in the workplace, more specifically – the meeting/board room. The discussion was on the back of the article, “How To Get People Off Their Phones In Meetings Without Being A Jerk” by Kirstie Hedges.
Workplace Performance Measures and Strategy In an earlier Blog we discussed the need to establish workplace performance measures that mapped upon the strategic outcomes that the client business sought. To do this, it is obvious that we must understand what the strategies mean in really simple terms. It is unfortunate that strategic statements rarely are
Social Cohesion in the Workplace As a business manager, it is your role to create a workplace culture that fosters workplace productivity and employee engagement. Social cohesion is the key to workplace productivity and instrumental to a successful workplace culture. This term ‘social cohesion’ can be characterised as a shared liking or team attraction that includes
The 6 factors of Knowledge Worker Productivity, as outlined in the earlier chapters have been derived through a scientifically robust review of over 800 research studies. The papers were published in English, the lingua franca of scientific research and the studies were undertaken in many leading academic institutions across the world. We believe that our
From their review of over 800 papers our researchers identified 6 factors that are associated with Knowledge Worker Productivity. Whilst most of the research related to the productivity of Knowledge Worker teams, many of the findings can be translated to apply to organisations, divisions or units. Here’s the fifth factor: External communication. External
From their review of over 800 papers our researchers identified 6 factors that are associated with Knowledge Worker Productivity. Most of the research related to the productivity of Knowledge Worker teams, but many of the findings can be translated to apply to organisations, divisions or units. Here’s the fourth factor: Vision and Goal Clarity
In answering our second research question: What is known in the world’s academic research about the factors associated with Knowledge Worker Productivity? From their review of over 800 papers our researchers identified 6 factors that are associated with Knowledge Worker performance. Most of the research related to the productivity of Knowledge Worker teams, but many
Many researchers around the world have been in search of a ‘Holy Grail’ measurement of Knowledge Worker Productivity for many years. Whilst the measurement of work in manufacturing and service organisations is relatively straightforward using measures of output per unit of resource like ‘calls per agent per hour’ or ‘units per week’ or ‘cost per unit’, these are increasingly in appropriate for Knowledge based businesses and in fact have a potential to destroy corporate value.
Whilst the world has focused heavily on the asset productivity of offices over the last 30 years, reducing the cost of offices per head, often using agile working as a tool for achieving this, it’s becoming clear that the mobility afforded by the latest technology products can be used to aid Knowledge Worker Productivity.