If you ever feel like you don't get much done at work, then you're not alone. According to the Manchester Evening News, the average office worker in the UK isn't as productive as you'd think. A study by Voucher Cloud found that the average office worker spends just 2 hours and 23 minutes actually work in a day. That equates to little over a quarter of your time actually working during an eight hour working day. Of the 1,989 UK office workers surveyed, only 21 per cent believed that they were productive all through the day. However, the other 79 per cent declared that they were not so productive. So if they're not working, what do our office workers actually do when they're supposed to be on the job? The survey asked respondents to select from a list of desk-based activities, which revealed the following top 10 distractions. Unsurprisingly, a lot of time is spent scrolling Twitter or Facebook pretty mindlessly. Social media was the top of the list for time killing while checking news … [Read more...] about This is how much time office workers actually spend working
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Spaniards sleep fewer hours and work longer days than their European neighbors, but are less productive. At the same time Spain fails to attract overseas talent, while tens of thousands of well-educated Spanish youngsters are heading abroad in search of work. The country also has one of the EU’s highest school drop-out rates and a work culture hostile to the needs of families with young children. Meanwhile, its birth rate is fast approaching negative as its population ages. In short: it’s the perfect storm. It’s long been a cliché that Spain is a great place to live but a terrible country to work, and over the last five years, as the economic crisis has bitten deeper, many of those lucky enough still to have a job are finding themselves working harder, often for lower wages and with fewer resources, as their employers strive for greater competitiveness. While it’s true that official figures for the average number of working hours have fallen in recent … [Read more...] about Spain – A great place to live, a terrible place to work?
Madi Radulescu, MBA, ACC Managing Partner of MMM Consulting International (www.mmmconsulting.ro) 25 years ago when I started to work the problem of generations was as evident as it is today. And, occasions when I had different opinions or views and habits compared to my parents were not few. I definitely made decisions in my life that were not necessarily well understood at the beginning, by my parents or by my boss at that time, however I found support and I was able to move on building up my career. What was different 25 years ago? Looking around we see that the main difference comes from our way to interact to one another: it was much more personal. No mobile phones, almost no email at that time, no video conferencing, no virtual teams. We were still studying, reading books, asking questions, preparing executive summaries and reading and talking again. What is happening TODAY inside companies? Studies about the new generations – the so-called Generation Y or Millenias (those … [Read more...] about Dealing with multi-generations at work
As we spend a large proportion of our life working, both our work environment and how we interact with it play key roles in our wellness. Michelle Bondesio, a behaviour design consultant and wellbeing mentor based in the North West, shares why putting your people's wellbeing at the centre of your business is good for your bottom line. “Simply put, our people are our number one asset. If they aren't doing well, this impacts on our business.” Yet, not doing well at work is an issue that's on the rise. The quarterly Qualtrics Employee Pulse announced in November 2017 that around 50% of employees in the UK are struggling with work-life balance. The survey of over 4000 people also suggests that the situation seems worst in the North West of England. The Stevenson Farmer "Thriving at Work" government report was also released late last year. Covering mental health at work, its findings highlight that employees in SMEs are at particular risk. Although 99% of businesses in … [Read more...] about WHY “THRIVING AT WORK” IS A KEY BUSINESS METRIC
How many do you follow? Find out here! 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO:FILE So how does one become a Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, you could start by emulating the way they operate in their daily lives. You see, success requires a certain mindset and not just luck. If you’re distracted, you won’t be able to get wherever it is that you want to be, whether that involves starting your own company or excelling at what you already do. Many famous, wealthy and successful people have shared some of the rituals they practice to stay on track. As compiled from Time magazine, here are some of the habits you can pick up. They read a lot, mostly nonfiction Photo:FILE Tom Corley, an accountant and financial planner, surveyed 233 self-made millionaires and found interesting patterns among them: About 88% devote 30 minutes or more each day to reading. Most of those prefer nonfiction works like biographies, history, and self-help books. If that’s not enough to convince … [Read more...] about 7 daily habits of highly successful people