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Ways to Utilize Energy Mapping in the Workplace

The idea of "time management" implies that we have a finite amount of time and, if we just work hard throughout that time, we can achieve all that we want to achieve. Many people beat themselves up for not achieving their productivity goals, assuming that if they spent time on different things, the outcomes would be different. A popular leadership consultant, Tony Schwartz, and Jim Loehr wrote a book that makes a new statement about time management; it's called The Power of Full... Read more
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Beyond Working From Home: More Ways to Offer Your Team Flexibility

As many workplaces become dominated by individuals working on computers, communicating electronically and developing documents or reports of many kinds, the potential for workplace flexibility has grown. Businesses are reasonably nervous about the potential hazards of working from home or other forms of flexibility: the biggest concern is often logistical, thinking that everyone will want something slightly different and create a workplace nightmare of unclear schedules and poor performance.... Read more
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Do You Micromanage Your Team? 4 Reasons to Break the Habit and Tips to Help You Do So

Micromanager! If you work in a corporate space, chances are you've heard this term more times than you can probably recall. It's a word that most of us wouldn't want to be associated with at all. Commonly referred to as control freaks and perfectionists, micromanagers tend to closely observe or try to control the work of their team members. Due to this aspect, micromanagers are usually given a negative connotation and are secretly loathed by their colleagues and juniors. While their excessive... Read more
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7 Ways to Transition a Job From 40 hours to 30 hours per week

One of the hardest elements of moving forward a plan for 4 day work weeks where employees work about 30 hours a week is the transition. There is opposition to change in nearly every kind of field, so it only makes sense that people are initially reluctant to make the changes that a 4 day work week requires. Here are just a few ways to consider transitioning some or all of the jobs at your workplace into 4 day work week jobs. Pilot Programs One of the most well-known experiments with the 4 day... Read more
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The Key Reasons That 30 Hours is More Than Enough Per Week

Many people, both employers and employees, cannot imagine a way to reduce their work time by 25% from 40 hours a week to 30 hours a week. They imagine that either productivity would go down, or they'd be overwhelmed at all times. One of the key goals that must be part of one's attitude is a goal to get more out of your weeks. However, if you want to be able to spend more time enjoying your friends and family, feel more rested in your daily life, and achieving outside-of-work goals, a 30 hour... Read more
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Busting the Myths Surrounding the 4 Day Work Week

Most employees, if offered the option, would like the flexibility and freedom associated with a 4 day work week. So why are there fewer 4 day work weeks than 5 day work weeks in many sectors of the economy? While some businesses have very reasonable concerns with scheduling their employees for fewer days, a lot of the resistance to the 4 day work week comes from myths about what the change would look like. Here are just a few of the myths that you can overcome when discussing the 4 day work... Read more