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Want to increase the office productivity? Don't have an office!

Exactly six years ago, we did an internal survey in our company with the goal of finding out the preferred place to work for each individual when it came to doing an important job efficiently.<p>The results were surprising and definitive: None of the 34 members of our team chose the office.<p>“The most …

Time Management

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

Episode #11 – GTD at the Executive Level

Dr. Deb Smith-Hemphill, a long time practitioner and now Certified Trainer, GTD Connect member, and advocate of the GTD methodology, owns and manages …

Productivity

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

Customer Service

Cal Newport: How Leaders Can Get More Done By Staying Focused

I recently spoke to Cal Newport, an assistant professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author of the recent book, <i>Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World</i>. In our conversation, Newport talked about how business leaders can stay focused in a highly distracting …

Time Management

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers.<p>Besides perks like medical and dental …

7 ways to make an employee happy without giving them a raise

A high salary, large bonuses and frequent raises isn’t the silver bullet to employee happiness. Just look at the number of stories where people quit their lofty high-paying jobs for ones that might offer them more freedom, adventure or purpose.<p>For example, Gravity Payments recently raised the …

Employee Engagement

5 open source alternatives to Trello

Interested in using a kanban board like Trello to help you manage your daily tasks and workflow, but want an open source option? We take a look at …

Kanban

Feedback Is The Killer App: A New Market and Management Model Emerges

<i>A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations.</i><p><i>In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping</i> …

Employee Engagement

4 Ways to Instill and Promote Transparency in a Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conventional wisdom says knowledge is power, and earlier in my career I always associated this mantra with those leaders who protected and validated their positions by hoarding and hiding knowledge from their competitors -- and often …

5 Signs Your Corporate Culture is Doomed

With Amazon's culture coming under fire, it may be the perfect time to reevaluate your own culture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

CEO Offers Tips on How to Deal with Toxic Employees

The CEO of a leadership development and training company offers tips on confronting and hopefully curbing the volatility with a toxic employee.

Employment