Tag Archives: Increased Productivity

What to Do When Feeling Distracted at Work

Sometimes there’s so much going on in our life, and the world, that one just can’t focus. Feeling distracted and unproductive is something most people struggle with, says Susan David, author of Emotional Agility. Even on days when one feels industrious, one may contend with what’s going on with his/her co-workers. So, what can one do

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5 Questions to Help Employees Find Their Inner Purpose

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work? Organizations spend considerable amount of resources on corporate value and mission statement. But even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to Safety to Facebook’s desire to Connect People, tend to fade into background during the daily bustle of a work day. Leaders can’t

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Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned – It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience. Research on leadership development shows that, leaders who are in learning mode develop stronger leadership skills than

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Research Shows That Organizations Benefit When Employees Take Sabbaticals

While sabbaticals are still rare in corporate America, their presence is increasing rapidly. Recent research and corporate experiments suggest that there might not be enough employees taking time off — and even if they are taking time off, they should be taking more of it. According to a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management,

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Elements of Value – Part 2

The most important elements of Value as per type of business   Across all industries, perceived ‘Quality’ has the greatest effect on customer advocacy. Though some of the below listed elements are more important than others and vary by industry; no other element can make up for a significant shortfall on perceived quality. Thus, companies

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Elements of Value: What customers really want? – Part 1

Elements of Value: What customers really want? What customers really value in a product or  service can be hard to pin down. So how can leadership teams / managers determine the best way to add more value to their company’s offerings. These value adding elements could vary from functional, emotional or products / services that

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Manufacturing Cost reduced 25% with enhanced productivity and flexibility by facilities redesign

In the last few years, amplifying demand in the consumer durable market has intensified the competition. Most players have introduced multiple models, but large product variety has led to increased complexity of operations. A leading manufacturer in North India chose to address these complexities by adding more assembly lines and having process oriented work stations

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