Some employees are experts at looking busy. They may be up and down from their desk all day, or huddled close to their computer screens. Their desk may be in disarray, or their phone constantly ringing. But aside from the sights and sounds, or lack of sounds, what are other indications that your employees are […]
Don’t waste time. Maximize efficiency. That’s part of your job description so you want to make sure you’re not doing anything counter-productive. While there are obvious things you should avoid (like filling the workplace with bouncy balls to brighten people’s day), there are also times when the things that seem like they’re helping can lead […]
Many have heard the argument that an open office is a low-cost way to foster collaboration and creativity in the workplace. Cubicle walls have been broken down in the hopes that employees will talk to one another and spark new and innovative ideas more often.
We’re all familiar with the quick-clicking that accompanies a manager walking by. Employees rush to browse away from the cupcake recipes, news stories, and sports scores that they are secretly looking at when they should be working. On the one hand, letting employees spend on-the-clock hours on-the-net can be a waste of resources. However, new […]
Do you know how productive your employees are? It’s near impossible to assume that your employee’s are working for the full eight hours they are in the office. They will talk with one another, take a few breaks from their work to surf on the net and walk around the office to kill some time. […]