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I think anyone would be more than willing to work harder and better if those are the incentives.
However, not all companies could afford those things. I think a simple "good job" from the team leader is enough to motivate employees. Our company have a different but effective approach on making sure that we'd be productive (especially because we work from home). They make us use a time tracking software called http://www.timedoctor.com/. It really helps me improve my productivity and focus on work. Because we have to admit, it's quite difficult to focus on work if you're working in front of a computer. :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Business as Unusual: 7 Unconventional Ways to Boost Employee Productivity
Funny Infographic! It's cute although it's got a military vibe but I think it's because we need to have discipline in order to achieve productivity.
I would also like to add another tip regarding those meetings. It's important to eliminate those "got a minute" meetings because those impromptu meetings end up continuing to chat about different topics until an entire hour has passed. It's better to schedule a meeting and to have a strict time limit. This way they'll be able to prepare themselves on the topics that need to be discussed and stick with it.
I think this article might be able to give you additional tips on improving productivity: http://biz30.timedoctor.com/8-ways-you-can-improve-the-productivity-of-your-team/
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Productivity Tips From the Busiest People in the World
This is a helpful post.
Meetings can often times be a waste of time so it's important that we have to set strict rules in order for it to start and end on time. Our team have our regular meetings every Friday. So what we do before the scheduled meeting is we take notes of the important things that needed attention and that we have to discuss. We list it down so that when it's our turn to talk, we don't waste time trying to remember those stuff.
I have also read useful tips from this article:
It might also be able to help you. :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 9 Tips for More Productive Meetings
I have to agree with you. Picking the tool that are user-friendly and with lesser bugs is also my kind of time tracking software.
For me, the first thing you need to know before choosing a time tracking tool is your goal. You have to know if the tool that's right for you focuses more on your productivity or just simply tracking the time you've spent working. Like this article for example, http://blog.timedoctor.com/2013/04/19/toggl-versus-time-doctor - these two useful software aren't exactly competitors but by comparing them, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses and what should you mostly likely to consider. I have to pick something that'll help me on my productivity like Timedoctor.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Time Tracking Apps: Which Is Best for You?
Great tips, Carol!
I totally agree with you on keeping it rational. We shouldn't let our emotions get in the way of hiring someone amazing. If I could share Richard Branson's advice from this article, http://www.staff.com/blog/recruitment-tips-from-the-worlds-best-ceos/ . It might help a little bit more. :)
Richard is more into hiring someone smarter than you, letting them see their work as a Mission and letting them work on their job their own way. I think this is great. If your employees feel that their boss trust and believe in them, then they’d never do anything that will ruin that trust. If anything, they might even be inspired to work better and excel.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Hiring Employees: 4 Great Tips
I totally get why it's much easier to hire someone closer from you. However I also consider hiring someone offshore. Because of the availability of talents when you're open to hiring world wide.
Hiring a Web Designer doesn't have to be that expensive. With the right and helpful strategies, looking for someone exceptional will be pretty easy.
I've hired a killer and affordable here: https://www.staff.com/
1 year, 1 month ago on Would you hire a Website designer in St. John’s?
Money is one of the major issues when hiring a Graphic Designer. Most of the people thinks whenever you hire a designer, it's going to be expensive. However, keeping those advices in mind, you can definitely hire a kick ass Graphic Designer who's also affordable. You just have to know where to look.
You might want to consider hiring someone from https://www.staff.com/
1 year, 2 months ago on What you should know when hiring a graphic designer
I especially agree with you on #6. Meetings are one of the common time wasters at work. According to an Infographic ( http://biz30.timedoctor.com/3-common-time-wasters-at-work/ ) I've recently bumped into, 39% of most professionals who meet at a regular basis admit to be dozing off during meetings. We definitely should limit it in order to save more time and spend it on more important tasks.
Our team only meet twice a week, I think it's enough for us to be able to discuss important work related stuff.
1 year, 5 months ago on Managing a Small Business: Productivity Tips
I have to agree especially on #2. There's nothing better that can motivate us than incentives. :)
However, if I could add another advice; taking advantage of the new technology today can really make our work easier, faster and it can even make a team be motivated.
Our company makes us use Skype, Google Docs and a reliable time tracking software called Time Doctor ( http://www.timedoctor.com/ ). It makes our communication a lot easier, we can encode and edit and report our output a lot faster and we can monitor our team's productivity. The new technology, if used the right way is a huge help for us.
1 year, 5 months ago on Motivation: 4 Ways to Motivate Your Employees
Awesome Roman tips!
Taking advantage of the new technology today can really make our work easier, faster and it can even make our remote team be motivated.
Our company makes us use Skype, Google Docs and a reliable time tracking software called Time Doctor ( http://www.timedoctor.com/ ). It makes our communication a lot easier, we can encode and edit our report a lot faster and we can monitor our team's productivity. The new technology, if used the right way is a huge help for us.
1 year, 5 months ago on Six Tips to Manage Remote Teams Effectively
If I could add an additional advice to productivity, you should love what you do. That you should focus on the things you enjoy and are really good at. And try to outsource or delegate everything else. It makes perfect sense because doing the activities you love always inspires you to do better and I think it also lessens procrastination.
If you're interested to read more additional tips, you could check this blog out:
It might help. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on How To Be More Productive – 4 Mind Blowing Productivity Hacks
Great interview and helpful tips!
I've also read a blog that says in order to be productive, you should love what you do. And because you love what you do, there's passion and drive to be successful. It is really important. Passion serves to be your inspiration and motivation to avoid procrastination (...I also didn’t make that rhyme on purpose). :)
It makes perfect sense because doing the activities you love always inspires you to do better. You could also read this article, it might add helpful ideas on how to stay productive:
1 year, 6 months ago on Pat Flynn Shares his Productivity Secrets (Video)
Awesome set of tools!
Who wouldn't want to use something very useful and FREE! :) Another tool I would like to recommend is a time tracking software called, Time Doctor ( http://www.timedoctor.com/ ). It's got an optional screenshot feature. Screenshots are great because you can see exactly what the person is doing.
You can try it out for free for a certain period of time. It'll boosts you and your staff's productivity.
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Must-Have Free Online Productivity Tools for Small Business