Archive for May, 2011

IBM and BPM Express

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

IBM is a major player in the corporate business process modeling (BPM) software world. Recently, however, they’ve starting going after smaller organizations.

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Accidentally Destroying Morale

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Company morale is essential to productivity and success. A new article, however, suggests ways you might be destroying people’s spirits without realizing it.
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Why I Dislike Time Auditing

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A popular technique among productivity experts is “time auditing.” This is an approach where you obsessively record what you are doing every fifteen minutes in order to maximize your use of time. I think this is a terrible idea.

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Increase Email Marketing Productivity

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Today’s post on The Methodology Blog comes from Lavon Temple of Delivra. She gives her perspective on the intersection of productivity and email marketing.

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Convention Isn’t Always Best

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

A surprising philosophy has landed three separate organizations onto the “best company to work for” list. Their secret? A positive, happy work environment that is fun, quirky and perhaps a tad unconventional.

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Backwards Company Policies

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Often the most interesting aspects of employee workflow are not procedures that are highly efficient but subtle workarounds. We received an email with an offhand comment that demonstrates this issue perfectly.

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Back to Basics

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Warm air is on the rise. Flowers are in bloom. Our beloved daylight has been extended. Spring is finally here! And as joyous as a time this is to so many of us who have officially scorned the cold, wintry weather, it also marks one very important milestone: spring cleaning.

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Mental Balance and Variation

Friday, May 6th, 2011

To Slaughter Development’s founder, balance and variation is key in creating and maintaining a proper diet. Likewise, it’s essential in the continued development of our minds.

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Daydreaming to Improve Productivity

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

You might think that letting your mind wander is a sign that you need to knuckle down and focus. But psychologists report that daydreaming may actually help you get more done!
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Band Aids and Filling Gaps

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Today’s blog post is by Nick Carter, author of “Unfunded: From Bootstrap to Blue Chip Without the Fuel of Round-A Capital.” His entry offers the story behind the story, untold tidbits that didn’t make the book’s final cut.

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