Category: Time Management and Tips

Why your projects fail – How to avoid project meltdown

There are many reasons why projects fail. Companies often find pitfalls with projects due to poor planning, misunderstanding financials and ignoring risk management. Here are some ideas on how to avoid them and, if you are already in one, how you can climb out of it.

23.06.2017 Reading time: 6 min
Organizational effectiveness: Time Management for increasing workforce productivity

The key to success is a smart management of scarce resources. However, financial capital is no longer among one of them. According to Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, experts in organizational effectiveness and design of Bain & Company, the truly scarce resources nowadays are time, talent and the energy of the people in your organization. They state that these resources are too often squandered and there is plenty of advice about ...

07.06.2017 Reading time: 5 min
How professional services firms avoid losing billable hours

Professional services firms concede that a few billable hours fall through the cracks. But in fact the amount of time lost is a little more than you thought. In our current article we show you 3 ways professional services firms lose billable hours and how to prevent potential revenue leakage:

01.06.2017 Reading time: 4 min
How to manage your employees who work from home

Work from home is on the rise: According to a report by Gallup “State of the American Workplace”, last year 43 % of the American workers, rising from 39% in 2012, spent significant time working from home. On average, the typical telecommuter is 49 years old, earns an annual salary of $58.000 and works for a company with more than 100 employees. 75% of employees who work from ...

24.05.2017 Reading time: 3 min
Job sharing: One full-time job divided into two

Job sharing means, one job splitted into two. It is an alternative form of flexible working. It offers employers as well as employees a range of benefits and could be an option that provides full-time positions through part-time work. Find out what job sharing can offer to your employees and company and how to implement job sharing successfully.

12.05.2017 Reading time: 9 min
How to keep overtime costs down

Overtime ranks as one of the biggest ongoing expenses for most companies. Managing correctly overtime helps to avoid expensive lawsuits, low morale, and helps you stay conform with changes in overtime regulations. But how can you manage overtime more effectively to protect your employees and your company? These five tips will help you avoid the greatest pitfalls and unnecessary surprises.

04.05.2017 Reading time: 4 min
Effective conflict management for teams

Conflict can be positive and productive. But your team members have to be prepared to appreciate different opinions and adopt fair and open communication. Read on to learn how to avoid negative conflict which is destructive and disruptive.

19.04.2017 Reading time: 5 min
Flexible working: How to adopt and manage it successfully.

More and more companies are offering flexible schedules and the ability to work from home. Companies want to benefit from work flexibility which can help save costs, reduce employee turnover and attract and retain top talent. But how can you avoid a drop in productivity by making your workplace more flexible? This article provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges associated with flexible working.

11.04.2017 Reading time: 5 min
How to get the most out of your workday

Do you end up with things still on your to-do list at the end of the day? Do you maybe start with a well-planned to-do list but never get to the bottom of it and lose your focus, find yourself working on low-priority tasks or even procrastinating? Here are some tips and productivity techniques tailored to your personality and workstyle to manage your daily to-do’s and stay on track.

30.03.2017 Reading time: 5 min
Does your team lack time management skills?

Or do they just have attention management issues? Many leaders think that their team lacks time management skills and contact a productivity trainer to pimp up their team’s time management techniques. But often it gets clear that the team doesn’t need any tips but instead, a work environment where they can better focus. Find here some insights on building your team’s success.

22.03.2017 Reading time: 5 min
Time Management: The secret to success

People use time management techniques at work and in their daily lives to become more productive. When to do lists get overloaded and the pressure is on, people without time management skills go into a frenzy of activity. In this state it is very difficult to achieve much and especially to accomplish it well. These tips will help you focus on what really matters so that you can get your ...

25.01.2017 Reading time: 5 min
Project management made simple

Do you find managing projects a challenge? Keith Robinson is actually convinced that project management does not have to be complicated or time consuming. Based on his long years of experience in managing projects, he has generated a simple methodology which will help you manage your projects faster and easier. All you need is a few minutes to read on.

16.01.2017 Reading time: 5 min
How to reduce sickness absence in your business

Sickness absence has a huge impact on your company’s profitability. Therefore, it is in your interest to determine the reasons for absenteeism and how this can be prevented. Find below 7 ways to reduce employee absenteeism.

10.01.2017 Reading time: 6 min
Fear and need of Silence

Our relation to silence is ambivalent. We desire it and we fear it. Silence is for most of us hard. It has something menacing, it can evoke a feeling of inner emptiness and loneliness and something that we find completely unbearable: boredom. Therefore, we need distractions; Internet, TV and Social Media, which provide us with a confirmation or existence and a feeling of elusive safety. However, in silence there is ...

22.12.2016 Reading time: 8 min
Hectic pre-Christmas time: 4 tips to handle pre-Christmas stress

Christmas is quickly approaching, we try wrap up work for the year, plan for the next year and stay on the top of all the holiday celebrations. Now it is time to reflect and think about how you are going through December without stress and reaching burnout. Therefore, we have some tips to share for you to get through the pre-Christmas month with a smile on your face and with ...

28.11.2016 Reading time: 2 min
5 Simple ways to make your meetings more productive

Employees spend 35% to 50% of their workweeks in meetings. A lot of time which leaves little time to work on projects or think strategically. Research shows that 67% of surveyed workers say that fewer than half of the meetings they attend are worth the time. A collaboration overload and unproductive meetings cost a lot of money. Find here 5 ways to make your meetings more productive:

21.11.2016 Reading time: 4 min
How to make a workplace more human: The power of social recognition.

Workplaces are often not structured to honor, support or encourage the humanity we bring to the office. Forward-thinking organisations need to start treating employees as people, not as “human capital”. How can companies inspire their people to achieve their fullest potential? Find out here...

07.11.2016 Reading time: 4 min
Employee Engagement Focus 2016

As more and more companies look to build a more engaged workforce, workspaces become more and more important. They seekto design great workspaces, provide flexible benefits and create great corporate cultures to drive higher engagement. But, what are the key elements that drive engagement today? Check out 6 ways how companies can create great engaging […]

31.10.2016 Reading time: 5 min
High overtime level is expensive. What you can do to curtail your overtime hours.

Overtime hours means high costs and research has shown the negative effect of working overtime on employee health and productivity. Below you can find five negative effects of working high levels of overtime and we reveal how you can solve them.

17.10.2016 Reading time: 4 min
Teamwork without Limits – 7 Tips for Work Cooperation over Different Time Zones

More and more employees from the same company are working in different time zones. Whether it is due to business trips or for private reasons, the distance is making work cooperation more difficult. Based on our own experience, we have put together 7 tips to help you ensure better work cooperation over different time zones.

30.09.2016 Reading time: 3 min