To make sure you are getting the most out of your meetings, it is important to keep these 10 tips in mind. This will ensure you make the meeting beneficial to everyone who attends. In a world where time is at a premium, it is essential to make the most of everyone’s precious time! Often meetings will not achieve the outcome they were designed to do and sticking to an agenda, even an informal one, can ensure that you are getting the most out of the working day. Read more.
Projects that are sucking your resources dry and are not producing the return on investment that was outlined in the proposal, have been dubbed the zombie projects by The Harvard Business Review. Don’t be deterred from admitting that the project was a failure! This article outlines how to identify a zombie project and why it is so important to allocate resources elsewhere once such projects have been identified.
In today’s market we are seeing a continued preference for exact experience when hiring new staff. I call it a “recruit for experience” market. Hiring managers want to find someone who fits the exact brief they have, which is often based around industry preference, years of experience and a background in a similar size organisation to theirs. The premise around this is not crazy, they believe this will offer a faster return on investment than hiring someone without these qualities. In today’s market, is this the best method of talent acquisition?
Most of us find it hard to take a full lunch break at work and some of the time we have to work through for important deadlines. Belle Cooper recently published a great article which lists 8 reasons why our lunch break can make us more productive. For example, concentration, mindfulness and memory are a few outcomes from this list. Read the full article here to find out what you can do on your lunch break to become more productive!