Workforce Management

World Productivity Day: Here’s why your workforce isn’t working

Ever feel like you’re so busy that you can’t get anything actually done?

Think about it. Employees today are in and out of meetings often; constantly having to respond to emails; regularly swapping between different platforms and tools; and working on tens of tasks, activities and projects.

At the end of the week, what outputs do they have to show for their time? Is it less than they think, despite feeling shattered at the end of the week?

That’s exactly the position many teams are in today.

Change Management... What? by Luke Garner

System integration. Organisational restructures. Business mergers. These are things that happen every single day, in organisations all over the world. You’ve probably been the recipient in at least two of them.

A staggering statistic, however, is that upwards of 70% of these changes in business do not go as well as the vision behind them – they either fail, run drastically over budget or do not deliver the anticipated benefi­ts. 70%.

Find out 5 vital steps to greater workforce visibility

What do you know about your people? Who are your best performers? Where are your skills gaps? How engaged are your teams?

Currently, there are 5 very different generations making up the modern workforce, with a sixth joining soon. This is making the workforce completely different from anything we've ever dealt with before, which in turn is causing a drastic change within the workplace and people's expectations. 

Will Over 40s Cope with the Impacts of Digital Transformation? by Niall McKeown

But just how good are we at adapting to change, modifying our habits, or expanding our minds, especially as we get older?  The answer is that we’re pretty good at it if we choose to be.

Not long ago the prevailing scientific powers believed that we are born with a brain that undergoes great change in infancy and early childhood, but then prunes down to the executive organ we have throughout our lives.