Topic: work productivity

‘I Let Myself Get Really Sick Because I Tried To Work Through It’

'I Let Myself Get Really Sick Because I Tried To Work Through It'

A 2008 study of 12,395 workers found that 70% of employees go to work sick at least once a year. The main reason for working when sick according to workers in Sweden was fear of “being judged as fragile or unreliable” if they say they are too ill to work.  “I have to be so sick I can hardly get out of bed,” before taking a sick day, one Seattle government-agency manager told The Wall Street Journal. Though some people abuse sick days or make up ridiculous excuses as to why they need one, it seems like the majority of people drag themselves into the office even if they have a fever, a hacking cough or are contagious. More »

This Chart Shows You All The Benefits Of Telecommuting

This Chart Shows You All The Benefits Of Telecommuting

We know the obvious benefits of working from home: writing emails in your underwear and having the TV on a low volume during long conference calls. Those are givens. But did you know that by telecommuting you actually help the environment and your health? Plus, think of all the money you will save.  For instance, the average commuter could save up to $1,500 on gas per year, as well as shave 109 hours of time spent in car. And despite what previous studies have said, this one says working at home increases your productivity by 10-20%. More »

Bullish: Behind On A Deadline? Read This.

Bullish: Behind On A Deadline? Read This.

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe’s tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron?

If you have an impossible deadline, here’s a quick read (it should be – you have a deadline, right?) with a few ideas, and some important questions to ask. More »

9 Ways To Spice Up Staff Meetings

9 Ways To Spice Up Staff Meetings

Most staff meetings are drab, monotonous tasks that most people only put up with because they are a job requirement. Boring! There is no reason why staff meetings cant be fun! Or if not fun, at least a little more interesting. After all, these meetings are all about getting people involved, hearing ideas and making sure everything is running smoothly. No one can participate if they are asleep. Besides the occasional snore of approval, its pretty much impossible. To optimize everyone’s performance at your staff meeting, try some of these tips from brazancareerist.com and Monster and spice it up! More »