Productivity

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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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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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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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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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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On this episode, we chat about the importance of saying no to unimportant things. Topics covered include: Becoming more deliberate about saying no What we should be saying no to—in our work and personal lives Comparison tasks that put “saying no” in perspective The relative meaning and productivity of tasks Knowing the value of your
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Despite widespread availability of free vaccines and encouragement efforts on the part of governments and employers alike, many workers—in the U.S. and other countries—remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. Getting Employees Vaccinated (July 2021), the latest in the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) research series tracking vaccination-related concerns during 2021, offers mid-year insights from nearly 500 survey
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The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)—a leading global human capital research firm, is pleased to announce the first four finalists in its 2021 Next Practice Awards competition. Exclusive to i4cp, next practices describe innovative strategies strongly tied to excellence in market performance but not yet leveraged by most organizations. Finalists in Phase One of the
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On this episode, we chat about how to properly celebrate the milestones we hit. Topics covered include: How we rarely celebrate our accomplishments How the “Zeigarnik effect” leads us to just move onto the next thing The milestones we’re celebrating What it means to have closure with a project The Need for Closure scale The
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First seen on Graham Allcott’s weekly newsletter ‘Rev Up for the Week’. The idea of Rev Up for the Week is to give you one productive or positive idea for the week ahead. I had a request last week from someone who was struggling to make the transition from home relaxing to home-working on a
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Takeaway: Four rules worth following, courtesy of an instructional video from 1952: don’t bottle things up inside; respect your abilities; treat others as friends; and do something about a problem as soon as it comes up. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 28s. I’ve been on a weird YouTube binge lately: watching black and white instructional videos from the last
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As 50% of organizations surveyed by i4cp fear a post-pandemic talent exodus, recruiters everywhere strain to find diverse employees, and organizations grind on controversial decisions on how and where work happens—HR Business Partners (HRBPs) are playing a pivotal role in helping companies sustain culture and provide a positive employee experience. These challenges, coupled with the
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Despite widespread COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. and other countries, business travel—both domestic and global—won’t see a resurgence anytime soon, according to nearly 500 business and talent leaders surveyed by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) for its late-June 2021 Getting Employees Vaccinated research. As of July 4th, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
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In every organization there are go-to people who make everything work. They are the subject matter experts, the influencers, the energizers—the people the company can least afford to lose. Yet, ask senior leaders who those people are, and research shows they can’t identify the majority of them. That’s because the go-to people are often buried
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Innovation and business performance haven’t suffered during the pandemic, and companies that mandate even a hybrid work model risk higher attrition, lower talent attraction, and reduced diversity As more organizations announce plans to return workers to the office, a mistake many are making is mandating that employees spend a certain number of days or hours
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Takeaway: The Peloton Bike+ is expensive, but can be a worthwhile investment in your physical and mental health. In this post I outline what’s great and not-so-great about the bike. I love mine, and you’ll love it, too, provided you have the budget and make a habit out of using the thing. Estimated Reading Time:
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