Archive for 2011

Planning Goals In 2012

Monday, November 7th, 2011

As crazy as it might seem, 2012 is right around the corner. And if you’re thinking man 2011 really flew by, we couldn’t agree more! The fact is, we can’t stop time from ticking away. So, as we wrap up accomplishing the goals we set forth in 2011, it’s time we begin thinking about what we hope to satisfy in the new year.

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Misery Index Rises

Friday, November 4th, 2011

When we hear about unhappiness at work, it’s easy to make assumptions as to why a person is dissatisfied in their job. It could be low pay, bad benefits, stress overload, rift between co-workers or trouble with the boss. But in a recent survey, two factors rose above the rest.

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[VIDEO] The Future of Productivity

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A new six minute video clip predicts how we will work in the near future with incredible embedded technology. Although the visuals are impressive and futuristic, many of the improvements in the video are possible today.
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Imagination At Work, Halloween Style

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Today is Halloween! As we speak, kids across America are anxiously awaiting school parades, costume parties and candy. And while we certainly know the elation trick-or-treaters have for the fright night celebration, we as adults should view the evening as a source of inspiration rather than just tooth decay. After all, if creativity can take kids to a whole new world of excitement, why can’t we do the same in the workplace?

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Technology and Grilled Cheese

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Comfort food comes in all shapes, sizes and flavors. But, as any elementary-aged child would agree, nothing tops a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Unless of course you’re someone that not only wants comfort but convenience as well. If you fit in that category, it gets even better. Read on »

Self Checkout: Smart or Not?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Self-checkout kiosks are popping up just about everywhere: airports, movie theaters, subway and bus stations, photo labs and even supermarkets. And while the technology has improved productivity and efficiency in some of these venues, it has lagged in at least one.

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The 500th Post Contest

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The Methodology Blog is reaching quite a milestone in the blogging world: its five-hundredth post! So, we’ve decided to conjure up a little fun to help ring in this landmark event!

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E-Mail Overload: Why E-Mail is like Oil

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Once again Slaughter Development’s founder tackled the topic of email. This time however, he utilized a simple analogy to demonstrate the powerful effects it has on business productivity: E-mail is like oil: indispensable if used right; despicable if used wrong.

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A Complete Waste of Sponsorship

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

A few months ago we attended a major industry conference with a huge corporate sponsorship. As far as we could tell, however, that effort was nearly a complete waste of cash.

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The Salesman Versus the System

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I have a friend who works for a major consumer brand. I can’t name the company, but it’s certainly one you know. He’s a great salesman and I’m happy to come buy products I want from him in his store. Unfortunately, this makes for a terrible customer experience.
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