25 Questions to Ask in One-on-One Meetings

Author: Elise Keith Source: Inc.com One-on-one meetings give team leaders and team members time to connect personally and talk privately about their hopes or concerns at work. At least, that's what they're supposed to do. Unfortunately, for many teams, one-on-ones are a boring obligation neither party enjoys. Cisco studied engagement in over 15,000 teams and …

Want to Improve Your Productivity? Don’t Focus On Being Productive For Too Long

Author: Srini Pillay Source: Harvard Business Review Studies show that concentrating for too long on one task makes us less productive. Turns out, our brains need to wander a bit throughout the day. The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help …

Google Just Released the Results of a Two Year Study on Remote Work

Author: Abdullahi Muhammed Source: Forbes Recently, the folks at Google published their findings from a two-year study they conducted on remote work. The company is certainly in a good position to study this, as a full 30% of the meetings held there involve at least two time zones. The report published, "Working Together When We’re …

Why “Efficiency” Doesn’t Always Translate to “Productivity” in Leadership

Author: Rebecka Zucker Source: Harvard Business Review With ever-increasing demands at work for both mid-level and senior leaders, the ability to execute and get things done is a key driver of success. But it can ultimately become a leader’s downfall, resulting in unintended costs for the individual, as well as for their teams and organizations. …