How COVID-19 has us doing more in less time

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New research suggests that productivity for some remote workers has risen since 2019—and identifies what part of the week is the most productive. Could the office be detrimental to our productivity? Since many companies shifted to remote working arrangements, workday hours have shrunk, however employee productivity remained steady and even increased, according to data collected by Prodoscore , provider of employee visibility and productivity intelligence software. Looks like we’re accomplishing more in less time. Read Full Story

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Employees’ trust in leadership stems from doing this one thing consistently

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Sharing a positive comment or constructive piece of encouragement is crucial in a remote setting. The novelty of Zoom meetings framed by our quarantine bookcases in the background has long since passed. Many homebound individuals are feeling the effects of long-term pandemic isolation. Working from home, while in some cases found to make employees more productive, lacks the opportunity for the casual interactions that come with office chitchat. Read Full Story

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The surprising way to build a productive organization in 2021

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Remote work isn’t going anywhere, but here’s how to design a great IRL office. Just as 9/11 changed travel forever, the coronavirus has changed the workplace forever. Nine months into it, we’ve established that we as individuals can work remotely and be even more productive , but here’s the question now: Is the organization as productive and innovative as it should be? Increasingly the answer is no . While individual tasks aren’t suffering, the social connectivity that sparks collaborative creativity and innovative thought is falling off. Most companies have already shifted their top priority from productivity to the safety of their employees, but it’s time to move from endurance to resilience. Read Full Story

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Managers, it’s possible to build a positive feedback culture remotely. Here’s how

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When your workplace has a well-executed feedback culture, it likewise shows off a communicative company. As COVID-19 began its global spread, companies scrambled to re-create familiar routines for employees working remotely. Daily meetings became video calls. Coffee runs turned into virtual Donut chats. The initial stay-at-home orders of 2020 inspired a variety of quick fixes to help teams stay connected and productive. Nearly a year has passed since those first, frantic days of the pandemic; now it’s time to trade our temporary measures for lasting remote work solutions. Read Full Story

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Is your team prepared for long-term remote work? Ask these 3 questions to find out

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As the remote-work routine blurs the boundaries of personal and professional lives, provide your colleagues with information and emotional support. As of now, two-thirds of employees are currently working remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, my company included. It’s true, remote work has its benefits: From a commute to the kitchen table to the ability to have lunch with your kids, we have more time to spend on hobbies and personal interests outside of work. All of which are key factors for better work-life balance and increased productivity. For me, I have been able to spend more time with family and catch up on my reading list . Read Full Story

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Best Time Clock Software

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. The days of the paper punch cards and physical time clocks are fading in the rearview mirror. But time clock software isn’t just a less clunky alternative to the physical clock. It saves companies time by eliminating all the processing of individual cards. It makes managing remote workers and teams easier and more streamlined. It alleviates human error and prevents employees from attempting to game the system. And it makes running payroll a breeze since everyone’s info is all in the same place. When you’re ready to implement time clock software for your company, choosing the best one will be easy with our list of the top seven time clock software options. The Top 7 Time Clock Software Options Homebase – Best Free Software ClockInEasy – Simplest Solution TimeClockPlus …

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A Marketer’s Guide to Working Remotely

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Remote work is going from an occasional perk to the norm. As long as you have a computer and internet connection, you can perform your job anytime, anywhere. For marketers, creating promotional materials, meeting clients, and completing projects from home, hotel, coffee shop, library—basically anywhere with an internet connection. While working remotely has many benefits, employees who regularly worked in the office may have a difficult time making the transition to exclusively working this way. In this article, we’ll talk about the how’s and why’s of remote work for marketers. The Rise in Popularity of Working Remotely Remote work has been around for years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made it unexpectedly the norm for many businesses, and both employers and employees are realizing the work-from-home system can be successful. According to Global Workplace Analytics , big companies like Best Buy, British Telecom, Dow Chemical found remote workers are 35 percent …

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