Tag 'Productivity'

Remote Worker Series: Beau Lebens

Every week in June we profile a different remote worker from around the globe. Beau Lebens, Automattic (@beaulebens) 1. What are you working on? I work for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, Akismet, Gravatar and a raft of other web-scale products. We’re a completely distributed company spread all over the world, and have been

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Infographic – The Ugly Truth About Meetings

Meetings are intended to be an engine of productivity in the workplace, a way for people to get together to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles and drive outcomes. The reality is many meetings end up being about as valuable as a Snapchat post — people talk, then the ideas quickly disappear into the ether

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The flood test; ensuring business continuity without an office.

As a company, we talk a lot about the opportunities video interactions provide in terms of cost savings, efficiency and productivity. Over the past couple of weeks we have seen businesses across the world disrupted by unforeseen circumstance; underground closures in London, flooding in other parts of England, heavy snow across America’s east coast. Many

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Getting Employee Engagement Back on Track – Infographic

Employee engagement is off the rails. In its 2013 State of the Global Workplace report, Gallup found that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Think about that for a minute. It means the vast majority of workers, an estimated 900 million people, are “emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and are less likely

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Fuze survey reveals U.S. workforce hampered by multitasking and disengagement

Study of information workers finds 92% multitask during meetings; 41% do so often or all the time. SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 27, 2014 – FuzeBox, a leading cloud based provider of real time communication and collaboration services, today announced findings from a national survey on meeting and workplace behavior. The study found that our always on, connected

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The High Cost of Multitasking (Infographic)

There is a war for our attention … and we are losing. Mounting research suggests we are being driven to a state of near-constant distraction by an onslaught of message notifications and the overwhelming temptation to multitask in the always-on, connected world. At work, consider how often an email, text, instant message or social message

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