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How to Get More From Your Conference Calls in Less Time

If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a great parody video on what a conference call is like in real life.  Unfortunately, the video is funny because it’s true. Conference calls can become a black hole of unproductivity, but with …


The common pitfalls with performance-related pay

Linking pay and reward to performance is nothing new, but do it with care. I never took kindly to the idea of respecting my elders. As it happens, I have immense respect for a number of people from an earlier …


Keeping productivity high in December

It’s tempting to write off the “winding down time” before a major holiday as a period when useful work will suffer – but there’s no need. Identifying important and urgent work, and the difference between the two, is the key… …


More workers are dumping their long commutes, opting to work in the burbs

Fourteen percent of workers in the Chicago area endure a commute of an hour or more When it comes to Midwest traffic jams, Chicago is the worst.  The “Urban Mobility Report” conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute ranked Chicago …


How to Feng Shui your Workplace

Are you a messy desk person? If getting through the layers of post-it notes, files and print-outs on your desk would require an archaeological dig, using the principles of feng shui could really help. You might not go as far …


The 4 essential trends to consider in your 2014 planning

The latest Regus Business Confidence Index (BCI) shows that business confidence has remained flat overall in the last 6 months. That means that only the smartest, most agile businesses will thrive in 2014. Have you started planning next year? Here …


The 7 habits of highly effective remote workers 

Our new report Managing at arm’s length shows that almost 50% of professionals across the globe now work remotely for half of their working week. It’s become the norm to collaborate with co-workers who you have never met face-to-face. Here …


Is it time to switch off your IT department?

There was a time when computer operators ran our programs on monstrous machines with minimal computing power and storage capacity. Now we do it! There was a time when we dictated letters to be typed by young girls in typing …


6 ways to guarantee a terrible meeting

Organizations thrive on meetings, but getting them wrong can be toxic. Unproductive meetings waste time and cost businesses millions. So how do you make sure every meeting – whether it’s with your biggest client or most junior team member – …


Beat the 4 travel stresses that are costing your business millions

Time lost to travel costs $3 million per year if your company averages 5000 trips, according to travel consultants CWT. Smartphones and tablets can help keep people working on the road. But as any frequent flier or road warrior knows, …


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