Productivity

Question – How can you save £26k* a year? Answer – By investing time and effort in virtual meetings AND doing them properly. If there’s one thing that elicits more dread than the thought of sitting for hours in an office meeting room, it’s spending the same time on a Skype call! But as the
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Companies have reported an increased impact on productivity related to the coronavirus since mid-February, according to a new survey of 650 HR decision makers conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). This week’s survey found 29% of participants reporting that the coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected productivity in their organizations from a moderate to
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The recipients of the i4cp 2020 Next Practice Awards have been announced ahead of this year’s annual conference. Booz Allen Hamilton, Ford Motor Company, Grant Thornton LLP, and Lockheed Martin are recognized for leading-edge people practices that have positively impacted their businesses. The winners will be honored on stage at the i4cp 2020 Next Practices
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Takeaway: All of the information you consume—what you read, watch, and learn—can be divided into three categories: useful information, balanced information, and entertaining information. To think smarter, more clearly, and more intelligently, consume more valuable information—while throwing in some entertaining information, lest you turn yourself into an information-munching robot. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 10s.
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The following is largely excerpted from i4cp’s study, Avoid Acquisition Acrimony: How to Analyze Culture Synergy Early (available to i4cp members only). Salesforce-Tableau, Google-Fitbit, Raytheon-United Technologies, Bristol Myers Squibb-Celgene…2019 certainly saw its fair share of M&A activity. While these and the hundreds of other combinations in the last year are undoubtedly optimistic about their future
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How are organizations acknowledging heightening awareness and evolving understanding of gender, identity, and orientation in the workplace?   For example, are leaders using pronouns in their email signatures? Is there understanding about misgendering? Are employee groups being leveraged to help navigate all of this? And, what about HR? Is HR adjusting by expanding beyond the
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Takeaway: Think breaks are valuable for all sorts of reasons. I chatted with Mike Schmitz about the value he sees in think breaks, and walk you through the do’s and don’ts for planning a break of your own. This is the second part of a two-part series. Read the first segment, What I Learned from
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The goal of Lincoln Financial Group’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) practices is not to rack up accolades.   But it’s hard to ignore the number of notices Lincoln Financial has received for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For example, the Radnor, Pa.-based insurance and investment management provider has:  Also in 2019, Lincoln Financial Group
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Piyush Mathur is Global Head, Workforce Analytics, Data Strategy and Governance at Johnson & Johnson. As part of our ongoing research into work automation, we recently interviewed him about the use of work automation including robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and more at Johnson & Johnson—especially within HR. Please describe your organization’s focus to date
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Takeaway: When you consume caffeine habitually, you’ll need to consume more and more to experience the same energy boost. This makes occasionally resetting your caffeine tolerance worth the effort and the struggle. To do this, slowly lower the amount of caffeine you consume each day, or go “cold turkey” if you don’t consume a lot
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What’s the single most important practice or initiative that organizations must pursue in the year ahead in order to best meet their future talent imperatives? The executives–from companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Starbucks – and thought leaders – including John Boudreau, Tom Rath, and Marshall Goldsmith–we asked to posit about 2020 identified several issues
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Organizations talk a lot about encouraging innovation, but fostering new ideas and concepts has been a priority at 3M for a long time.   3M’s 15% Culture might best exemplify the consumer product company’s long-term commitment to creating an environment conducive to innovation. For more than 70 years, 3M has urged its employees to devote
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