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Archive for March, 2009

Innovation Through Pizza

Monday, March 30th, 2009

With the immense amount of emerging technology, the idea that “anything is possible” never seems too far out of reach. One such recent achievement, an Italian pizza vending machine, brings another fascinating twist to innovation. Read on »

Rotten Attitudes In The Workplace

Friday, March 27th, 2009

To many of us, the saying “one bad apple ruins a bunch” conjures up memories of overbearing lectures we received as children. But how true is this statement in the adult world of work?  According to one source, “bad apples” an the office can slow down productivity, diminish creativity and prevent successful completion of projects.

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A Summit is Coming

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

On Monday, March 30, Slaughter Development hosts the Indianapolis Productivity Summit, a full day of courses on working smarter.

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Shortcuts to Productivity?

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

As Americans diligently strive for personal and occupational success, productivity improvement schemes continue to gain momentum and support. Yet, between old-fashioned “know-how” and fancy technological solutions, what is the best strategy in the race for ultimate efficiency?

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Innovation Deterred At NASA

Friday, March 20th, 2009

A recent Youtube video depicts innovation and workflow problems at NASA. Watch the clip to see how employees trapped through compartmentalization hinder the development of bright ideas. Read on »

Satisfied Customers, Satisfied Employees

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Lorraine Ball of Indianapolis marketing firm RoundPeg placed a brief quip on her company blog. She believes “when employees love your company your customers will too!”

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The Office’s “Sweet” Mistake

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The hit NBC comedy The Office features a neurotic, naive and often unruly character in “boss man” Michael Scott. The show is famous for uncomfortable workplace moments and many of the scenes feel as if they are based in reality. Yet behind the entertainment, the premise begs the question: how do leaders emerge and how could incompetent fools become the boss?  Read on »

Obsession with Done

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Media darling Bre Pettis has circling the web this week thanks to 20 minutes of work. Done, he asserts, is what matters, and all productivity arises from an obsession with done.

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The Ultimate Library Fine

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The new Central Library in downtown Indianapolis ran two years and $50 million dollars over budget. Now, the courts will decide who is at fault and who has to pay.
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Corrections To Usability Brings Profit

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Every business dreams of making millions. For one company in particular, hitting the jackpot didn’t come from selecting winning numbers in the Super 7 Lotto. Instead, all it took was changing a simple icon.

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