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Inefficient Work Management Indicator #3: Inability to Justify Resources

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[caption id="attachment_8586" align="aligncenter" width="539"][]1 The inability to properly justify resources causes low productivity.[/caption] Here's a simple work management truth: effective managers must have the ability to justify how they allocate resources in hard business terms. Unfortunately, so many work managers don't have adequate data to help them make a case for adding resources, to justify the resources they already have, or to ensure that each resource is being optimized at all times. This common frustration is why Inability to Justify Resources is #3 on our list of Inefficient Work Management Indicators. #3 Inability to Justify Resources For managers to make a strong case... Read More


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[caption id="attachment_8669" align="alignright" width="64"][]1 Click for the full-size version.[/caption] Today, as we try to get work done, we have multiple teams working toward what we hope is a common corporate goal, yet we don't have a single, uniform and integrated way to manage all the types of work. We have 5, 10, even 20 different point solutions to manage it. We have tools for requests. Tools for planning. Tools for task management. We have collaboration tools. Tools for status gathering and reporting. Don't forget document sharing. Compounding the problem of too many point solutions is the fact that these solutions typically don't talk to each... Read More


Inefficient Work Management Indicator #2: Work that isn't Strategic

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Work is everywhere. There's never really a shortage of work to be done, in fact, there's usually more work to do than can ever realistically be done.  With so much work on our plates (and in our backlogs), how do we make sure that we continue to be strategic in our work management? According to one Harvard Business study, nine out of 10 companies say they fail to execute their strategic vision. This is largely because the work being done on a day-to-day basis fails to align with strategic objectives. That's why Nonstrategic Work is #2 on our list of Inefficient... Read More


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Recently, our CMO Bryan Nielson had a post on the dangers of email on productivity published on the Business2Community business blog. We've republished the article below and you can find the original article here. On a daily basis, creative professionals journey through a number of workplace-driven “hells” that seem just as endless as Dante’s Inferno. Often at the hands of good-intentioned but chaotic work processes, the average workday is plagued by wasteful redundancy, confusion and useless information. Take email, for example. This universal language of business opened the door to greater efficiency and scalability. But being a great tool for some things... Read More


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Like many people in the modern workplace, I have the benefit of listening to music on my computer while doing some of my work. Did you know that listening to music at work can increase productivity? Teresa Lesiuk studied the effect of music listening on work performance and found that music promotes a “positive mood change and enhanced perception on design while working.” Results showed that quality of work was lowest when no music was played, and individuals actually spent longer on a task when there was no music. On the other hand, those who who did listen to music finished... Read More


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