Productivity

Takeaway: The news media has an overly negative bent—keep this in mind as you consume it because it could affect your mental health more than you realize. Ironically, the news may even siphon away the mental resources you need to make a difference. Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 24s. The fact that the news is
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We have added several more exciting speakers to the i4cp Next Practices Now Conference agenda – adding to a powerful lineup that already includes Alan Murray (CEO of Fortune Magazine), Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School), Don Sull (MIT), Rob Cross (Babson College), and HR executives from Nasdaq, Patagonia, Snap, Intel & PwC. The #1-ranked event
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When the CEO of Ballad Health announced in early-July that employees would be required to wear color-coded badges representative of their COVID-19 vaccination status, he emphasized that whether or not employees chose to disclose their status was up to them. But either way, employees would be required to wear a blue or orange vaccination-related badge—those
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The i4cp Next Practices Now Conference, the #1-ranked event for senior HR leaders, returns both virtually in November 2021 and in-person in March 2022 at the Fairmont Scottsdale. On pace to be i4cp’s biggest event on record, the conference is exclusive to HR practitioners (closed to vendors and consultants) and offers superior, high-level networking, practice
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On this episode, we chat about how to actually recharge while taking some time off. Topics covered include: How work can be meaningful—but also a pretty big source of chronic stress Identifying hidden sources of chronic stress in our live How vacations can make us more productive overall How stress both drives us to burnout,
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to have far more employees working remotely than ever before. How many will continue to do so will vary based on many factors: employee sentiment, perceived or real productivity gains or losses, cost savings, new infection surges that create health emergencies, and more. The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)
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Data from the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) latest survey, which polled nearly 700 professionals, found the number-one concern among employers related to the surge of the COVID-19 Delta variant is the stress it heaps on the health and well-being of their workforces.  It’s heartening that most employers (67% of those surveyed) recognize the debilitating
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How things change in a hurry. When the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) started monitoring employee vaccine policies back in January 2021, a mere 5% of organizations reported intentions to require COVID-19 vaccinations once available. Nearly seven months later—in late July—that number had only risen by a few percentage points. In fact, the numbers had
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Takeaway : Fast-forward to the future and ask what you want to be proud of. This simple ritual lets you step into the shoes of your future-self and focus on your goals. Estimated Reading Time : 1 minute, 29s. The Rule of 3 is one of my favorite productivity rituals. It involves a simple exercise: mentally leap forward to the end of
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When it comes to workplace flexibility and decisions about where and when employees work, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) CEO Kevin Oakes advises, “let the managers manage.”   In the recently published report examining flexible and hybrid work policies and practices—From Cube to Cloud™: The Next Era of Work—Oakes presents key findings from the study, which captured survey responses from 1,452 business and talent leaders
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Decisions regarding returning to the office and work models present a new set of challenges for leaders, and the emergence of the COVID-19 Delta variant has further complicated things. Many are grappling with balancing the desire to have employees interacting in-person and onsite with the preferences and expectations of those employees who want continuing flexible
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On this episode, we chat about how to more deliberately deal with email, to both think about it less, and make it a less stressful element of your day. Topics covered include: How much we should think about email in the first place How to conduct “email sprints” The two types of work that we
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Most organizations—70% of those polled by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)—anticipate a moderate-to-high talent exodus in the near future (the uncertainty of the Delta variant surge notwithstanding) as workers seek alternative job arrangements, new employers, or opt to leave the labor force entirely. While no employer has full control over what’s to come, there
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Partnership with CultureX leverages MIT-developed platform to provide unique insights into organizational culture Seattle, WA (August 3, 2021) – The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) announced today a strategic partnership with CultureX to give organizations unprecedented insight into their corporate culture, employer brand, and risk for employee attrition using MIT-developed artificial intelligence. The partnership combines
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