Forget Fancy Perks. Change Your Meeting Culture To Keep Talent

The concept of a ‘job for life’ holds little interest to the talented youngsters entering the workforce today. But even the most old school big businesses can up their staff retention game. And it all starts with changing the way they run meetings. The corporate world is full of archaic curiosities. I mean, who wears

When the Pareto Principle Goes Wrong – the 80/20 Rule #Fail

pareto principle in life

Ever feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in? You’re not alone. In an attempt to get your busy life under control, you may have experimented with the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule.

5 Reasons Why PowerPoint Isn’t Ideal for Your Meetings

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PowerPoint is a great app and makes beautiful presentations which are ideal for when you’re speaking at a conference or trying to showcase your offerings to a potential client.  But is it amazing for your meetings? No, and using it could be adding extra work for both you and your meeting participants. Despite being the

Your Company Needs a Meeting Officer. Here’s Why.

ineffective meetings

Too many meetings are a waste of time, energy and/or money and like any other expenditure, they should be managed. Having a Meeting Officer take responsibility for how your company is investing its resources could save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and improve your company’s meeting culture.

Be More Productive: 5 Tips to Get Shit Done, According to Science

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Procrastination is easy. Spending far too many hours on a project is easy. What’s hard is getting things done in a reasonable amount of time with a high level of quality. Productivity is most likely something you and your team struggle with every day, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Stop Focusing: Your Brain Needs a Break

Focus helps productivity especially in meetings

Focus and the resulting productivity are the holy grails of everyone’s workday. Being focused is something we all strive towards and there is no doubt of the benefits one gains when they’re able to focus. You get more done, faster and with less mental effort.

Toxic Colleagues – 7 Ways to Intelligently Manage Them

Work productivity can suffer with toxic colleagues

Every company has at least one difficult person (and if you can’t figure out who it is, check in and make sure it isn’t you.) When it’s your colleague or employee who is toxic, but brilliant at their job, you have to figure out how to work with them.

Are Your Meetings Expenses or Investments?

Most people simply accept meetings as a fact-of-life, as part of the process of doing the work they do. To most, meetings are a necessary evil, like being at the office by a certain time or working on a team with someone you don’t particularly like.

Work Meetings, the Lego Death Star and Instant Gratification

Work meetings are productive if you expect gratification

You hand over some money in a coffee shop, you get a caffeine fix. You make the downpayment on a car, you get a car. You put in the work building a Lego Death Star, you get a Lego Death Star. For most things in life, when you put in the work, you expect some kind of return.

Why You’re Likely to Attend Another Irrelevant Meeting

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In a world obsessed with productivity and innovation, why are so many of us still willing to sit through poorly planned, badly executed, irrelevant meetings? Why do we accept pouring precious time down the drain, in meetings with no clear objectives, all while knowing that none of the key points raised will be capitalized on?