Employee productivity

Does a Clean Desk Policy Matter in Remote Work?

Global Workplace Analytics predicts that 25-30% of US employees will continue working remotely multiple days a week even as COVID-19 infections slow down. Indeed, this setup brings several benefits to employees and business owners. However, we’re working within a big data culture that is riddled with data breaches and security risks. According to the Verizon […]

How to Measure Productivity to Improve Employee Efficiency

Do you know how to measure the productivity of employees? Perhaps this is one of the age-old concerns of managers and business owners. It can be challenging to assess how productive an organization is, especially if we’re talking about a service-based company. Nonetheless, productivity is a crucial factor in determining the efficiency of employees and […]

Understanding the 4 Phases of the Project Management Life Cycle

Project management is more than just organizing meetings, assigning a few tasks, and reminding the team about the deadline. It takes a lot of work to successfully complete a project. Naturally, the entire process can seem overwhelming.  To make the work more manageable, project managers use a tried and tested four-step framework, known as the […]

16 Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity (2020-2021)

Working without direct supervision from your boss comes with privileges like more freedom and flexibility to your work schedule. However, distractions can take away your focus and make you unproductive. For most of us, Google Chrome is the go-to web browser for day to day tasks. It is feature-filled, and the consistent improvements have made […]

How to Deal with Employee Insubordination

Most business owners and managers have to deal with employees who consistently disregard instructions. These workers always find excuses, miss deadlines, and seem to blatantly ignore directives and procedures. However, even the most experienced leaders can still find managing difficult employees challenging. So, what should you do when you discover an employee not following directions? […]

The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931: All You Need to Know

If you’ve ever worked as an intern on a government construction project, you might have come across theDavis-Bacon Act of 1931. Perhaps, if you’re a contractor, those words might have deterred you from bidding on a federal-funded project. Technically, Davis-Bacon is the name of a piece of prevailing wage legislation. However, people use it to […]

How to Stay Productive While Working 80+ Hours a Week

Working 80 hours a weekor more can affect your health and productivity. However, there are legitimate reasons you may have to work that long. This is especially true if you want to be at the forefront of your job, career, or industry. Is It Possible to Work for Extremely Long Hours? Leading entrepreneurs and businesspeople […]

California Minimum Wage Increase in 15 Localities Effective on July 1, 2020

The government of California had earlier decided on January 1, 2020, to implement a new, state-wide minimum wage in 15 localities. The state government pegged the minimum wage at $13.00 per hour for employers with 26-99 employees and $12.00 for employers with fewer than 25 employees. Some municipalities within the state have pegged the California […]

Can Home Office Plants Boost Workplace Productivity?

Working from home may bring comfort and convenience, but it also means you’ll look at the same view day after day. Pretty soon, you’ll understand why your dog chews the furniture while you’re gone. Of course, having a monotonous environment can be debilitating to your creativity and productivity. Thankfully, there is an easy way to […]

Tracking Time on a Mac? Here Are the 11 Best Apps of 2020.

People think that working from home is such an easy job. The truth is, with no one watching you, you get to do whatever you want. You get to rant on Twitter for hours to end. You get to play Fornite whenever you want and beat those teenagers on home quarantine. Oh, and you can […]

The Top 10 Business Blogs You Must Read [If You Care About Your Business in 2020]

If you care about your business and want to grow it (and who doesn’t?), you need to be innovating, reinventing and systemising. You and your staff also need to be learning — continuously. YouTube and TED Talks are powerful and free learning tools to explore new ideas and approaches, but so are business blogs. You […]

How to Survive Your Coronavirus Home Quarantine While Working [Life Hacks 2020]

With the World Health Organization officially declaring the Coronavirus a pandemic, companies around the globe are forced to take their businesses to their homes. The threat is undeniably alarming, which is why it is important to follow protocols for home quarantine to flatten the curve. Remote workers won’t find this inconvenient, especially since they are […]

The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in 2020 [And why you should]

In most — if not all — developed countries in the world, there is a minimum wage in place to protect workers, and these protections are usually enshrined in federal industrial relations laws. Minimum wage varies from country to country, state to state, and even city to city, with local laws and federal laws sometimes […]

The Comprehensive Guide to Employee Productivity

Most employees start their mornings hoping that they would have a productive day. However, it’s only natural for humans to get distracted. This is evident in what scientists from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkley discovered in their study. They found that between bursts of attention, our brain pauses and scans the environment […]