productivity

Getting a Good Night's Rest

By Desiree Yang

Everyone knows that nothing beats retreating into the comfort of one’s bed for a good night’s rest after a long day at work. But what happens when the eight hours of sleep you get leaves you feeling just as exhausted as you were before you fell asleep? (Read More Here!)

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Can Workplace Surveillance be Productive?

By Koh Wanzi

We’ve looked at the possible negative repercussions of workplace surveillance before. However, there might just be an upside to monitoring worker activity – being able to objectively quantify productivity can help companies tweak their productivity-boosting measures and promote the most efficient employees. While the issue of privacy will never go away, when carried out judiciously, workplace surveillance can help companies find out what works and what doesn’t. (Read More Here!)

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Keep Fit for a Fit Organisation

In recent times, companies have become more conscious about the health of their employees and have begun to actively seek ways to promote healthy lifestyles at work. In addition to enhancing the physical well-being of employees and helping them feel better about themselves, sport can influence work outcomes in positive ways. Not only does sport help to relieve stress, it also builds camaraderie, improves mental alertness, and enhances productivity. (Read More Here!)

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Better Ways for Better Days

By Deanna Bonaparte

The alarm rings; you take a scan for the clock – 7am. Once again, you are reminded of the Excel spreadsheets that await you and the deadlines that are one day closer. You wish you were raring to go, but the staccato images of the previous day leave you wondering the same thing you did the previous – if not every other - morning: How do I keep alert and energised throughout the day when, at this point, I feel anything but?

Mornings do not necessarily have to disgruntle you, and a few little steps can go a long way in reviving your stamina. Here are some small (but mighty) ways to shake off the morning blues! (Read More Here!)

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5 Design Tips to Boost Workplace Productivity

Fluorescent lights and boring white walls are so demotivating and passé. Try these workplace design tips that are backed by research to help transform your office into a hub of productivity and focus.

By: Alythea Ho

Need to boost focus and productivity among your staff? Try making some changes to your workplace design. More businesses today seek new ways to build productivity by rearranging and remodeling office spaces – and you don’t have to be Google or Facebook to have an office that helps your staff feel motivated and focused. (Read More Here!)

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How to Make Meetings More Productive

By: Edmund Wang

If you’re a working professional, chances are that you’ve taken part in your fair share of office meetings. Meetings can generate ideas, clarify work direction and facilitate appropriate action, but too often meetings end up being unproductive and roundabout, taking up an excessive amount of time while achieving precious little. Here’s how you can master the intricate art of holding meetings with less pain and more gain. (Read More Here!)

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Toward a More Inclusive Workplace

By: Gerald Goh

Even as Singaporeans celebrate Racial Harmony Day this weekend, it’s worthwhile to take a step back and reflect on Singapore’s increasingly-diverse working environment.

Employees from other countries are joining the country’s workforce in ever-increasing numbers. With this growing ethnic diversity in the workplace, organisations should formulate and implement policies and practices (if they haven’t done so already) that foster an inclusive workplace, one that understands and appreciates the differences between employees while helping them maximise their potential.

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What's On Your Playlist?

ABBA is thankful for it, and runners swear by it.

Music has the ability to inspire us and lift (or dampen) our moods.

Whether you’re rocking out to Led Zeppelin before a presentation or drafting reports with The Black Eyed Peas, the music you listen to can either encourage or hamper your productivity at work.

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