Productivity Tips

3 Ways To Keep Your Remote Teams Engaged

In our modern age, technology has turned the traditional work environment on its head. The invention of email and online work management tools make it easy for team members to work from almost anywhere. And as more companies go international, teams are now scattered across the globe. According to a report from WorkAtWork, upwards of […]

Kanban Tools Tip No. 2: How to Collaborate

Up next in our kanban board tips series are a few helpful hints to help you collaborate with team members once you’ve established your board. As we mentioned in our previous post, a kanban board system is a simple way to visualize your workflows and quell the chaos that often clouds projects. “Kanban” is the […]

Productivity Tip #5: Just Say No: End Endless Meetings

We all have worked in environments where it seems each day is held hostage by an endless cycle of meetings. According to a report from Bain & Co., up to 15% of a company’s time is spent collectively in meetings each year. And the estimated cost of these unnecessary and relatively useless get-togethers is staggering: […]

Productivity Tip #3: Examine Your Vendor List

When it comes to trimming down waste in a business, one area managers often look to first is their supplier list. Lean leaders can often boost a business’s bottom line simply by re-examining vendor contracts. It’s a good practice to revisit agreements written more than a couple of years ago anyway, but doing some research […]

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Productivity Tip #2: Update Your Company’s Technology

There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with outdated technology. Out-of-date tech can create lag and bottlenecks in an organization’s processes. This is a waste of time and resources. Whether it’s number-crunching software used in payroll or equipment used on the manufacturing floor, old technology can be inefficient and can be a drag on productivity. While […]

Productivity Tip #1 – Boost Workplace Productivity

Most Managers are often on the look out for new ways to boost their bottom line. Many tend to focus on increasing their profits. But another method of increasing margins is to hunt for ways to cut costs and eliminate any inefficiency or waste within your business. But cutting costs doesn’t necessarily mean cutting corners. […]