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Productive People Punch List

Kathy Rapp Corporate America, Driving Productivity, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Work Life Balance

We all know them.  The types who can exercise 2 hours a day, get their kids to school (dressed) and to every activity on time (with snacks) as well as shine during a pitch meeting.  Plus – always look like they’ve gotten 10 hours of sleep. WTF?  Don’t you just want to punch them? Especially in the unpredictable people business, …

When You’ve Got Nothing…

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, HR, Innovation, Steve Boese

Anyone who has a job that requires some level of original thinking, creativity, or simply just coming up with incremental improvements to existing products or processes occasionally hits a dry spell, where new ideas see impossible to conjure. Sometimes it’s called “writer’s block” or even (let’s hope temporary) burnout, but no matter what the term, the effect is the same—a …

RESOLVED: Working Less in 2015

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, HR, Steve Boese

As we wind down 2014 and you as an HR/Talent professional naturally take some time to assess the performance and productivity of the assembled talent in your organization (as well as review your own personal performance), there is one piece of workforce management advice that I would like to give that might seem counter-intuitive. Here it is: In 2015 you …

HR on @RedBull

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, HR, Tim Sackett

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of posts we’ll be running at FOT about workplace productivity, based on a national poll conducted by Red Bull and Harris Interactive. FOT + Red Bull = pretty interesting.  For those who have been reading my posts for a while you know I’m a diehard Diet Dew fan. I don’t drink coffee, …