Want A 4-Day Workweek? Here’s ONE Thing You Must Do First

Dawn Burke Driving Productivity, Innovation 0 Comments

I have always loved the idea of a shortened workweek. Not the – let’s cram 40 hours into 4 days – but the true 32 (8-hour days, Monday-Thursday). I so badly want this to be a new US norm.  Why not? The not-so-modern 40-hour workweek was created in 1908 in factories. Since then, technology has ostensibly made administrative tasks less …

Lost Productivity Due to March Madness? It’s Just Another Office Fairy Tale

John Hollon Driving Productivity, employee experience, Employee Relations, Managing People

As someone who has spent a lifetime as a journalist, take it from me: the state of today’s media is pretty terrible. But public relations is pretty bad too, and some of the worst PR has to be from those who do their damndest to make an overblown case for some supposed workplace issue that’s going to cause a great …

Orville Wright Didn’t Have a Pilot’s License

Paul Hebert Change Management, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Development, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert

Ask someone over 60 what “piecemeal” work is, and they can probably give you an answer without thinking too much about it. Ask someone under 40, and they will stare at you blankly for a bit until they connect some long-ago memory listening to their grandfather or grandmother talk about their early work experiences. Piecemeal work is a job where …

Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Brand Ambassadors, Culture, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the “man-up” card, save my father-in-law and go see “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton chronicling the story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. I chose the man-up route.  Keaton did not disappoint. First things first and the necessary disclosures – The Founder …

Election Day as a Paid Holiday? This Is a Workplace Benefit We Need a Lot More Of

John Hollon Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, John Hollon, Policies, Talent Strategy, Workplace Flexibilty

The older I get, the more I find that I treasure one long-standing workplace benefit. Yes, let’s hear it for the three day holiday weekend. I’m thrilled anytime I can add a third day to a weekend, because as I learned a long-time ago when I worked a four-day week (yes, I worked four 10 hour days way back in …

Clock In, Check Out

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, John Whitaker

“Presenteeism costing employers 11 weeks per worker.” That’s the article heading that leapt off the page when I received my HR Daily update. (“Presenteeism…” you know it’s a relatively new concept when it gets spell-checked in WordPress.) Not absenteeism, mind you. We can all count the days when employees don’t show. Presenteeism is way more prevalent than absenteeism—how much more? …

10 Things To Do At Work on Christmas EVE EVE and Christmas EVE

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Culture, Millenial Voice, Performance

If you’re reading this, you’re probably at work on this fine Christmas Eve Eve. That sucks, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Regardless of your religion (or lack thereof), you’re probably surrounded by empty cubes or melancholy colleagues, both of which serve as a reminder that you’re at work. If you’re not at the office, maybe you’re perusing HR blogs …

Are You Suffering From PTDD?

Chelsea Rowe Change, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Labor

So, you spent the last few days binge eating turkey, mashed potatoes and (the ever so aptly named) stuffing. You even spent a few hours basking in the glory of family, at least until the pleasantries expired and your mother-in-law opted to rearrange your living room… again. The turkey and in-laws are gone, you’ve pulled out your holiday sweaters, returned the couch to its proper location, …

The CYA Report E52: Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work with Lee Burbage [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, Performance, Tim Sackett

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Lee Burbage, chief people officer at Motley Fool, on Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work. Host: Tim Sackett Producer: Cara Lucas Music: intro  – 4 On The Floor “Smokestack Lightning” close – Pantogram “Turn It Off” Can’t see the player below? Click here to …