Archive for March, 2012

Business Process Modeling: The “Why”

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Business Process Modeling (BPM) software is becoming more and more popular in large organizations. A writer for ebiz helps explain why these tools are gaining traction.

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Why Great Employees Leave Big Firms

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Employee retention is crucial to maximizing productivity. So why do the biggest companies fail to retain their best employees?

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Overcoming Boredom The Productive Way

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

I dread the winter months because I’m forced to take my jogging indoors on the treadmill, which is a source of boredom at its best. Yet, I’ve decided it’s time to turn this negative process into a better, more productive one.

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Should Workplaces Ban E-Mail?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Email productivity seems like a contradiction in terms. That’s why one company is making headlines by claiming they have outlawed this technology in the workplace.

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Increase Productivity: Engaging With Others

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Increasing productivity may be the objective, but most of the time it seems like we are only increasing activity. A clip from an old animated cartoon makes this point in a hilarious and poignant way.
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The Productivity Double Standard

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Business process improvement is a major initiative of many companies. So why aren’t executives looking to improve their own efficiency?
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Why Being On Time Matters

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Process improvement mostly consists of tasks like analysis, optimization, and implementation. But sometimes the best way to improve business process is to simply focus on being on time.

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Breaking the Code of Silence

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

An obvious part of any company is the process of payment. You do work or deliver a product and you receive funds for that payment. But what do you do when this business process breaks down, especially when you’re in a small business? Today’s guest post from Lorraine Ball discusses this question with frankness and sincerity.

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