Productivity

Matt Mullenweg and the Success of his Distributed Companies. – Houston Chronicle

"I get jealous sometimes when I drive down (U.S.) 59 and I imagine some day a building that has WordPress on it or Automattic. That would be pretty cool. But it's clearly egotistical. There's no actual practical reason why we would ever need a headquarters like that." - Matt Mullenweg    The creator of both WordPress and it's parent company Automattic is considered somewhat of an evangelist of the distributed
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Is going to work meetings hurting your productivity? – Chron.com

From leaving your front door, to sitting in traffic, to arriving at work and then finally waiting for the meeting to start in the conference room... By the time you've gone through all of these steps to have a work meeting, you are just waiting for it to be over and essentially have already checked out. This is a problem for goal/task oriented people who depend on maximizing productivity
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5G Networks and Their Impact on Small Business

5G networks are coming soon and the impact it will have on your small business is more vast than you might think. Aspects like more stable and faster network connections are a given. But what does that translate to? Reduced Cost with an Increased Lifespan of Mobile Devices With so much data being stored on cloud infrastructure these days, local storage is becoming less and less necessary, especially when referring
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Flexible and Agile… How NewLaw is Setting Itself Apart

VProA lines up with most moves towards true innovation, as long as the steps to innovate produce a better outcome on a consistent basis, regardless of which industry you are in. In the case of NewLaw, we can't help but support this type of step change. The term NewLaw describes a category of alternate legal service providers that is set apart from BigLaw or traditional law firms. It's a rapidly
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Productivity… Getting Maximum Output from Minimal Input

From the dawn of civilization, the one benchmark for marking progress has been productivity improvement. Over time, things such as simple hand tools, communal farming, simple machines, skills development, manufacturing, specialty materials, communication and technology have each led to step change in basic productivity improvement (getting more with less). While it’s important to understand what’s happening at the macro-level, its equally important, if not more so, for organizations
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The Crucial Point of “Staying in the Know” with your Team – The UPwards Leader

Staying in touch with the nuances and barriers that your staff deals with daily is an important aspect in managing and effective team. In order to set yourself up for success and good results, you need to know what to expect from them, and you can't do that without understanding their process, with hurdles and fluidity both happening. From understanding employee performance issues to rewarding those for succeeding during roadblocks,
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How Apple & Google Employees Lead in Productivity – Fast Company

The allocation and organization of the scarcest of resources, Knowledge Workers is one of the single most important decisions companies will make to achieve success. Clear focus by those responsible for delivering on well-defined value creation objectives, without distraction from non-mission critical activities is the formula for enhancing productivity. Stephanie Vozza discusses how some of the most successful companies keep their “A Players” focused on the prize in this article
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