Archive for February, 2012

The Insult of “Employee Appreciation Day”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Employee appreciation is something we know we should do. Employee appreciation encourages productivity and retention, right? But it’s also kind of insulting.

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Productivity Tool from Facebook’s Cofounder

Monday, February 27th, 2012

A new employee productivity tool created by one of the co-founders of Facebook’s gets a few things right about employee productivity challenges. But does it create as many problems as it solves?

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Performance Reviews Still Stink!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Every employee dreads the performance review, and research shows they are a waste of time. A new Wall Street Journal piece notes they may finally be losing steam.

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Fired for Clicking on YouTube

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Corporate productivity depends on employee productivity, right? But what happens when workers are “scared straight” by backwards company policies?

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The Negative Effects of Being Unaware

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour (WGH) recently visited the Indiana State Fairgrounds. And, while the train displays were quite impressive, I found myself mesmerized more by the unproductive exhibits consumed by crowds.

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Business Process Traps Woman in Airport

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Business process is supposed to make everything efficient. In this case, however, a broken business process apparently left a woman stranded in the airport.

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Work at Home for More Employee Productivity

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Employee productivity is always a hot topic. A new study covers the impact that working from home has on employee productivity—and it might surprise you.

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Increasing Productivity through Ifttt

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Here at Slaughter Development, we’re always looking for new ways to increase productivity. Well, our founder and CEO has discovered a new product that does just that!

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The Clashing of Sales Teams

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I love my house, but I can’t deny there is a bit of quirkiness about it. And despite the fact that it was built in the 80′s and has an abundance of outdated “perks” all over the place, perhaps the most noticeable oddity is the mismatching windows.

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[VIDEO] Hard Work Pays Off In Seconds

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

When it comes to business process optimization in the office, many of us have the same goal in mind: to enhance productivity and increase satisfaction. And while process improvement is a great start in the journey, there’s one key factor we should all keep in mind when setting our sights on achieving optimal results in any given process.

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