Cycle of productivity
I go through these motions like clockwork on a daily basis.
Cycle of productivity
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No comments yet. (20 Jan, 2013) Reply
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ahaah (20 Jan, 2013)
ahahha you almost fooled me
LogiC (20 Jan, 2013) Reply
From what I've seen of actual research on productivity:
1) People are more productive if they feel a part of the team, even if that is only telling employees about inane things that will happen in the office (like changing the seating plan). The act of management engaging with staff is what helps.
2) People are only productive for about 6 or 7 hours of work a day, particularly more mental work. Making workers do longer shifts only means spreading that same work load out over a longer period, plus employees hate long shifts. Many big companies fail in this as if longer shifts magically make more work happen.
3) People are far more productive if they feel in charge. One day a week labelled "do what you want" day can lead to big productivity increases. As long as there is an expectation of work being done, but workers can choose what to work on, they tend to do those tasks with more motivation and ingenuity.
4) Some people actually like their jobs. You like watching shows, movies, looking up pictures or checking up facebook etc right? Some people actually like analysing rock samples or designing intricate circuitry or doing wood carving or calculating tax returns. Employers can fake this feeling by making the workplace enjoyable. Wasting less money on useless long shifts and using that money on stuff for the employees is a good start.
:)) (20 Jan, 2013)
now that was funny!
hey there... (20 Jan, 2013)
Say LogiC, this is supposed to be a fun site. You're way to serious with that comment. Lighten up a little.
333 (22 Jan, 2013)
You're mostly mistaken.
1. Depends on personality. "introverts" and "lone wolf" personalities will hate teams and will be less productive if they're part of any team.
2. Take breaks. Frequently. This'll keep you going for 12 hours or longer. Won't work if you hate your job - you must be genuinely interested in your task. In case of very mentally intensive work, though, you might suffer a massive burnout in a month or two.
3. Depends on personality. Some people get lost if they have no clearly defined goal.
4. Not all people work in office and have shifts. There are freelancers and people that work at home.
Corporate Primitivism (23 Jan, 2013)
This is actually boils down to one simple rule - HR departments should focus less on struggling to increase productivity by haphazard and often childish means, and more on hiring right people for the job. Same for managers - no 'magic employment empowerment' hogwash will ever beat knowing your employees well and using their strengths (some like to get orders, others prefer initiative, some focus better in office, others are way more productive at home etc.).
333 (22 Jan, 2013) Reply
1. Quit facebook.
2. Turn on some death metal music.
3. Start doing the project.
That's about it.
AA (24 Jan, 2013)
1. Quit facebook.
2. Turn on some death metal music.
3. Go to hospital for your neck!
101101110101 (17 Sep, 2013) Reply
People are sheep and need guidance and perform best under limits, rules and monitoring.
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