About a year ago, Americans went outside to witness a total solar eclipse. According to Time, even though the eclipse only lasted a couple hours, it cost employers in the U.S. an estimated $700 million in lost productivity. That's not all. Every year, unproductive workers cost their employers billions of dollars during March Madness.
Those examples are both isolated events, but lack of productivity can impact employers and employees at any time. Be honest: has this ever happened to you? You get to work at 8 a.m., you sit at your desk, you attend meetings - but as you're getting ready to leave for the day, you realize you haven't accomplished much of anything.
We could all benefit from becoming more productive in the workplace. That's why this month, we are addressing different ways you might increase your own productivity. You'll find resources on a variety of topics, from becoming productive through teamwork and collaboration to bettering your work performance through perfecting listening skills. Our feature article shows you how to get the most out of your time at work, so you don't feel that you're going home empty-handed. And our development challenge will help you figure out what's most important to you, and what you would like to save time for.
Whether you'd like to improve your listening skills, collaborating better with others, get more out of meetings, or all of the above, we hope this month's eZine will give you some great ideas for being more productive at work.
Join Ro and Deb and guest Dr. Bill Withers, as they discuss different ways of communicating.
Insight on Business Podcast with Tero Trainers Ben Crosby and Maureen Berger.
by Ann Block, Vice President Client Relations, Tero International
by Rachel Trainum, Marketing And Communications Specialist, Tero International
by Matt Toledo
by Monique Valcour
by Larry Kim
by Jason Fried
We are excited to have Kyndal Lindsay (right) and Sarah Ingram (left) join the team for the summer to help with writing and graphic design!
by Martin Welker
Stress Impacting Productivity
We all have. Leaders must seek to understand what influences people, what makes them tick, how to talk to them, how to challenge them, how to motivate and how to delegate the tasks for which they are best suited. We are excited to release a workshop that we have held exclusively for Leadership Academies and Customized Client Training for years. Now open to the public is our Tapping Into Internal Motivation And The Art Of Delegation workshop, debuting this August 21st.
You can effectively relate, connect, understand, and lead... if you have the right set of tools.
Each of us has two sets of tools. The first toolbox is filled with the technical skills, equipment, and devices needed to help us carry out our activities. The second toolbox is invisible. It contains the tools that we use in human interactions.