All Blog Posts Tagged 'Productivity' (15)

Smile Guide: A book review by Bob Morris

Smile Guide: Employee Perspectives on Culture, Loyalty, and Profit

Paul Spiegelman

Brown Books Publishing Group (2012)

How and why a values-based company can make the world a better place by enhancing the lives of those who work there.



Added by Robert Morris on January 24, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Fired Up or Burned Out: A book review by Bob Morris

Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity, and Productivity

Michael Lee Stallard with Carolyn Dewing-Hommes and Jason Pankau

Thomas Nelson (2007)

How to "take a hard line on the soft issues”

Many of those who… Continue

Added by Robert Morris on September 24, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer : An interview by Bob Morris

Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School and co-author of…


Added by Robert Morris on September 18, 2011 at 8:13pm — No Comments

A vast treasure of intellectual capital awaits you….

Many people are unaware that among the invaluable resources Harvard Business Review makes available at no cost online are more than 100 videos — each about five minutes in length –  that have been excerpted from conversations during which eminent thought leaders share their insights.

FYI, I am…


Added by Robert Morris on August 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The culture of engagement: 13 core elements

Over the years, I have probably read and then reviewed about 65-70 books in which their authors discuss one or more aspects of organizational culture. A few address employee engagement. Hopefully, a high percentage of those who share a workplace -- at all levels and in all areas of operation -- are positively and productively engaged. In fact, according to recent research by firms such as Gallup and TowersWatson, the average percentage in U.S. workplaces is less than 30%.…


Added by Robert Morris on August 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert: An interview by Bob Morris

Carla O'Dell is president of APQC and is considered one of the world’s leading experts in knowledge management (KM). In 1995 and under O’Dell’s direction, APQC launched its first KM best practices consortium study called Emerging Best Practices in Knowledge Management.…


Added by Robert Morris on May 21, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

The New Edge in Knowledge: A book review by Bob Morris

The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management s Changing the Way We Do Business

Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert

John Wiley & Sons (2011)

According to Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert, “this book tells you how leading organizations achieve great results in…


Added by Robert Morris on April 21, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Most Valuable Business Insights: 16-20

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I am grateful to David Zinger for suggesting that I share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best explained. (If you strongly disagree with any… Continue

Added by Robert Morris on April 5, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Engagement Platforms Must Enable Co-creation

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Francis Gouillart for the Harvard Business Review blog (March 9, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts,…


Added by Robert Morris on March 16, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

How to Kick the Multi-Tasking Addiction

Here is an article written by Margaret Heffernan for BNET (March 3, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click…


Added by Robert Morris on March 14, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Five misconceptions about productivity

Here is an article co-authored by Vikram Malhotra and James Manyika for The McKinsey Quarterly website (March 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To check out all the free resources and sign up for email alerts, please click…


Added by Robert Morris on March 14, 2011 at 2:42am — No Comments

Technology Equals “DUH”

The Institute of Psychiatry recently completed a study at computing firm Hewlett Packard and the results are startling! The study was conducted by Dr Glenn Wilson from The University of London.

Here are some quick results:

•62% of people checked work messages at home or on holiday.

•Over 50% of the 1,100 respondents said they always responded to an email “immediately” or as soon as possible

•21% admitted they would interrupt a meeting to respond to an email… Continue

Added by Brad Federman on June 24, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments


It is time to fly solo. Solo-tasking that is. Multi-tasking has been proven over and over again to be a myth.

We interpret our brains to be working on multiple things at once and the truth is we are fooling ourselves. We are just not built that way. Recently, Vanderbilt used MRI studies to demonstrate that our brain is not designed for quality multi-tasking. When we attempt to accomplish two things at the same time, our brain momentarily closes down one job in order to perform the…


Added by Brad Federman on February 25, 2010 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn at Work? No Problem!

Cross-posted from

I stumbled upon this very interesting post on Gautam Ghosh’s blog, where Gautam has shared a Harvard article, citing research on the use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, blogs… Continue

Added by Abhishek Mittal on January 31, 2010 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Employee Engagement Defined

Why Employee Engagement?

To increase the productivity and tenure of (key) employees in a manner that creates healthier organizations both on and off of the balance sheet.

What is Employee Engagement?

The degree to which people commit to an organization and the impact that commitment has on how profoundly they perform and their length of tenure.

Three central tenets of high Employee Engagement levels are:

• Clearer Connections: Individuals… Continue

Added by Brad Federman on May 19, 2009 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

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