How Knowledge Workers Really Spend Their Time

How Knowledge Workers Really Spend Their Time

Despite the lip service organizations give to reducing productivity-killing emails and unnecessary meetings to help workers focus on what matters, the problem of workplace distraction may be getting worse. U.S. workers say they spend only 40 percent of their workday...
How to Manage a Remote Team

How to Manage a Remote Team

The age of everyone physically commuting to work is slowly coming to a close. Instead, employees are now assuming that remote work will constitute at least some of their workdays. But what about teams made up solely of remote workers? Studies have shown that remote...
Thinking Like an Engineer in HR

Thinking Like an Engineer in HR

Engineers and product teams have been using the agile method for decades to efficiently develop and deliver the best possible products. Most commonly used by software developers, this method helps cross-functional teams organize, continuously iterate and deliver...
How HR Can Stand Behind the #MeToo Movement

How HR Can Stand Behind the #MeToo Movement

Harassment in the workplace has always been a concern for HR professionals, but as the #MeToo movement gained momentum over the past year it has been top-of-mind for all in the industry. HR professionals are striving to create safe workplaces, and now they’re getting...
Be Inclusive, Not Just Tolerant

Be Inclusive, Not Just Tolerant

When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I see a large chasm. In regards to the modern-day workforce, diversity and inclusion mean accepting and welcoming people from different walks of life. Tolerance, on the other hand, does not denote acceptance,...
The Downside of Open-Concept Offices

The Downside of Open-Concept Offices

Once touted as a powerful tool to encourage collaboration and creativity, cubicle-free open workplaces have taken a hit in the business world as research indicates that they often discourage face-to-face interactions and harm productivity. “The neuroscience is...
The Results of a Remote Work Experiment

The Results of a Remote Work Experiment

Remote work has always been a heavily debated topic, especially among HR professionals, who frequently face challenges that relate to employee productivity and development. There’s pressure to figure out how employees can achieve peak performance, and how managers can...

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