Productivity

On this super tactical episode of the podcast, we chat about time management. Topics covered include: What time management is, and why it matters Becoming more aware of how you spend your time Scheduling time commitments around your energy levels The broader picture of time management The Pomodoro technique, and shrinking your “resistance level” Time
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Employer response to the Biden administration’s recent COVID-19 vaccination mandate has been swift in some cases, more thoughtful and measured in others, according to the latest research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).    Our September Getting Employees Vaccinated research—the latest in i4cp’s 2021 survey series on pandemic-related issues—polled 534 business and talent professionals about the
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FIRST SEEN ON GRAHAM ALLCOTT’S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ‘REV UP FOR THE WEEK’. It’s interesting to note how many different approaches there are right now to the notion of ‘getting back to normal’ and returning to the office. There are bosses saying that their workers are ‘abusing’ working from home and ordering them back to the office every
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Takeaway: In addition to exhaustion and reduced productivity, cynicism is a core attribute of burnout. Keep this in mind as you consume information and process your thoughts. Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes, 50s. According to the World Health Organization, as well as pioneering research conducted by Christina Maslach, the world’s foremost burnout researcher, there are three dimensions that
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Almost four in 10 business leaders (38%) expect their organizations to lose employees as a result of implementing the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate.  One in five say that requiring vaccinations will repel potential new hires, and 27% anticipate greater divisiveness in their workplaces. “I’m actually surprised that those numbers aren’t even higher,” said i4cp
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Data collected by human capital research firm Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) from more than 1,300 HR and business executives across 80 countries make it clear: most organizations don’t know the employee skills and capabilities of their workforces, what they will need in the next one-to-three years, or how to effectively bridge any gaps. According
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On this episode, we chat about how slowing down can help us in work and life, without compromising our performance (if that’s something you care about). Topics covered include: How busy times make slowing down more important—but also lead to more guilt A new definition of the word “productivity” How slowing down helps us savor,
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For nearly 50 years, organizational leaders have celebrated the watercooler effect—the power of an office amenity to bring together acquaintances from different departments and spark eureka! moments. The late Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, referred to these interactions as “collisions,” serendipitous social encounters that drive innovation. Knowing their impact, he designed a physical office space
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The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)—a leading global human capital research firm—has announced the remaining four finalists in its 2021 Next Practice Awards competition. Exclusive to i4cp’s research and analysis, next practices describe innovative strategies strongly tied to excellence in market performance but not yet leveraged by most organizations. Finalists in phase two of the 2021 competition
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Especially during times of disruption—and we’ve all seen plenty of those since 2020—companies need capable human capital leaders in all organizational talent functions. Proven interpersonal and leadership skills, combined with vision and courage, are the ingredients those talent leaders need to help companies drive competitive advantage and build strong performance cultures. But while such leaders
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Takeaway: The news media has an overly negative bent—keep this in mind as you consume it because it could affect your mental health more than you realize. Ironically, the news may even siphon away the mental resources you need to make a difference. Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 24s. The fact that the news is
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We have added several more exciting speakers to the i4cp Next Practices Now Conference agenda – adding to a powerful lineup that already includes Alan Murray (CEO of Fortune Magazine), Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School), Don Sull (MIT), Rob Cross (Babson College), and HR executives from Nasdaq, Patagonia, Snap, Intel & PwC. The #1-ranked event
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When the CEO of Ballad Health announced in early-July that employees would be required to wear color-coded badges representative of their COVID-19 vaccination status, he emphasized that whether or not employees chose to disclose their status was up to them. But either way, employees would be required to wear a blue or orange vaccination-related badge—those
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to have far more employees working remotely than ever before. How many will continue to do so will vary based on many factors: employee sentiment, perceived or real productivity gains or losses, cost savings, new infection surges that create health emergencies, and more. The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)
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The i4cp Next Practices Now Conference, the #1-ranked event for senior HR leaders, returns both virtually in November 2021 and in-person in March 2022 at the Fairmont Scottsdale. On pace to be i4cp’s biggest event on record, the conference is exclusive to HR practitioners (closed to vendors and consultants) and offers superior, high-level networking, practice
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On this episode, we chat about how to actually recharge while taking some time off. Topics covered include: How work can be meaningful—but also a pretty big source of chronic stress Identifying hidden sources of chronic stress in our live How vacations can make us more productive overall How stress both drives us to burnout,
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Data from the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) latest survey, which polled nearly 700 professionals, found the number-one concern among employers related to the surge of the COVID-19 Delta variant is the stress it heaps on the health and well-being of their workforces.  It’s heartening that most employers (67% of those surveyed) recognize the debilitating
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How things change in a hurry. When the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) started monitoring employee vaccine policies back in January 2021, a mere 5% of organizations reported intentions to require COVID-19 vaccinations once available. Nearly seven months later—in late July—that number had only risen by a few percentage points. In fact, the numbers had
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Takeaway : Fast-forward to the future and ask what you want to be proud of. This simple ritual lets you step into the shoes of your future-self and focus on your goals. Estimated Reading Time : 1 minute, 29s. The Rule of 3 is one of my favorite productivity rituals. It involves a simple exercise: mentally leap forward to the end of
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When it comes to workplace flexibility and decisions about where and when employees work, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) CEO Kevin Oakes advises, “let the managers manage.”   In the recently published report examining flexible and hybrid work policies and practices—From Cube to Cloud™: The Next Era of Work—Oakes presents key findings from the study, which captured survey responses from 1,452 business and talent leaders
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Decisions regarding returning to the office and work models present a new set of challenges for leaders, and the emergence of the COVID-19 Delta variant has further complicated things. Many are grappling with balancing the desire to have employees interacting in-person and onsite with the preferences and expectations of those employees who want continuing flexible
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On this episode, we chat about how to more deliberately deal with email, to both think about it less, and make it a less stressful element of your day. Topics covered include: How much we should think about email in the first place How to conduct “email sprints” The two types of work that we
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Most organizations—70% of those polled by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)—anticipate a moderate-to-high talent exodus in the near future (the uncertainty of the Delta variant surge notwithstanding) as workers seek alternative job arrangements, new employers, or opt to leave the labor force entirely. While no employer has full control over what’s to come, there
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Partnership with CultureX leverages MIT-developed platform to provide unique insights into organizational culture Seattle, WA (August 3, 2021) – The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) announced today a strategic partnership with CultureX to give organizations unprecedented insight into their corporate culture, employer brand, and risk for employee attrition using MIT-developed artificial intelligence. The partnership combines
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