Thursday, November 22, 2012

When Are You Most Productive?

Reading a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the time your body is at it's most productive.

I know it's a topic that has been rehashed many many times in business, but as a former colleague of mine Sally used to say "It might be common sense, but it's just not common practice", sometimes we need to go back to the basics.

With technology being instantaneous, it is easy when our energy levels are low to fall into the trap of shooting out emails or frying brain cells on that complex spreadsheet.

If you are struggling with your energy levels or don't know what time of the day you are most productive, then you best find out!

I know I am at my best early morning....get me to 9 or 10 at night and I am ready to fall asleep - unless you are George Clooney of course!

So when is your most productive time?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

7 Steps to a Great Organisation

Fantastic insights from entrepreneur Tony Hsieh founder of US Based online company Zappos about his steps to creating a great organisation in today's world.

Step 6 resonates well with me.  It is a message we are constantly telling our customers.  Gone are the days when training was an expense.  Training in all areas that have the potential to increase productivity and profit are now MUST items in organisations wanting to even simply maintain competitive advantage.

Read the full article from Inc here

What are your thoughts?  Is training a must have or a nice to have in your organisation??