SMEs need to get a better grip on productivity, Close Brothers Group suggests after analysing the thoughts of 1,400 UK, French and German decision makers.
We’ve all been prone to some negative thinking and more likely than not, it impacts the way we work. Experts in psychology, however, have given their advice on how to calm the mind.
Working remotely is becoming increasingly common, and it is projected that this trend will continue. But what implications does this have for employees, and in particular, for their engagement?
“Productivity is not just about doing more. It is about creating more impact with less work.” So says Tim Ferriss, an entrepreneur and best-selling writer on productivity.
Britain’s flexible working culture has become an “invaluable strength”; the bedrock of a record low unemployment rate and its competitiveness as a career destination. The resulting gig economy has received mixed reactions, with concerns over the rights of workers.
Easy and frequent employee communication has long been seen as a cure-all for companies struggling with workplace collaboration and productivity – and technology is viewed as the elixir for ensuring effective contact between workers.
Charlie Mullins takes a dive into the current productivity puzzle Britain is trying to solve, touching on training, wages and the new snowflake generation.
A bunch of lazy slackers we definitely are not, but if we are to achieve the levels of economic growth we desperately need in the UK, we are going to have to sort out our historically low productivity problem.
We reached out to a wide range of startup owners to find out how they handle productivity and motivate staff on a day-to-day basis.
In taking stock of the business climate today, serial entrepreneur Jan Cavelle believes to really drive profit growth companies must better look after employees and their wellbeing.
In terms of productivity, since every business is different, arguably there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
Almost a third of UK workers believe their productivity has suffered as a result of work-related stress and 44 per cent claim their motivation has suffered, and one in four thinks stress has held them back in their career.