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Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity.

Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off (“play”) really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn’t noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections.
Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity.

Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Even an act as short-term as sending hard-working people home and cutting them off from e-mail for an afternoon might seriously raise their overall productivity.

Here is a big caveat: The people taking time off have to trust that others are talented enough to craft productive solutions in their absence. If they are going to obsess about what is happening to their tasks while they are out, they will never truly be taking time off!

If you are the person leaving the office for some time off, adopt this mindset:

  • Make an agreement with yourself that you will live with the results other achieve, whatever they are, because you chose to put your energy into recharging batteries while they held down the fort.
  • You cannot insist upon your return that the whole discussion on any issue be re-started. You must abdicate that privilege. AND THAT IS OK!
  • Resist the chance to “save the day.” Do not sweep back into the office and toss everything up in the air just to put it all back together exactly as you wish. Live with the results your team created. Undo nothing that is not clearly unproductive.
  • Address errors positively. Use them as springboards to finding collaborative solutions with the person responsible. “Where can we go from here” is better than “why did that happen???”

Time off is recognized officially by every organization as beneficial to overall productivity. Day-to-day demands for performance, however, often trump that understanding. The strong leader will resist the urge to deemphasize time off, and work hard to make sure that everyone takes the time they have earned. This enlightened leader will also create a team-based support system that gives the leave-taker the peace of mind to fully enjoy it.

What is the cultural position on taking time off in your organization? Are there impediments to taking time off? If you do take time off, is your return to work stressful enough that you wish you had never gone away? Such issues are addressable, if you plan for your absence carefully, and work out a plan of task delegation with your boss and team before you leave.

If you want some thoughts about how to go about that, give us a call!

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Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

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Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The ROI of Team Engagement – How to Measure?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Well Do You Grow Future Leaders?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Challenge Negative Mindsets When Pursuing New Ideas

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A Fresh Start on Performance Reviews: Alere Sets a Great Example

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Generation Xers are Today’s Leaders – Invest in Them

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Can Your Words Build or Break Trust With Co-Workers?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Lemonade of Employee Turnover

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Be Great to Work With

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

We Love the Energizing Month of May

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Happy Independence Day

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Starts with Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership in Public Management

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Time to Rehire Yourself?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Of Lollipops and Leadership

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Dumb Things Bosses Do

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Dumb Things Bosses Do

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Leadership: It all starts with you

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Meetings That Rock!

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

Economist logoA recent blog post on the Economist’s website (find it here) took a look at how the balance of work and play vary around the world, and made a point to highlight the disconnection between hours worked and productivity. Data being inconsistent, it was hard for the writer to nail down a firm conclusion, but the underlying message we took away was:

The restorative value of play cannot be minimized. It makes working hours more productive.

Time off ("play") really does re-energize you, and re-engages your passion for your work. It also allows you to step away from the day-to-day hustle and challenge perspectives. How often have you heard this from a returning vacationer:

“You know, while I was away something new occurred to me that I hadn't noticed before…”

Such insights cannot happen without the person going away for a time. As we have written before, when the mind has time to relax and stop managing multiple daily stimuli, it reprocesses experiences and makes new connections. Wasting Time imageSo, if the culture of your organization emphasizes time spent at work rather than quality of output, you may be closing off a fruitful area of increasing productivity. Test the balance between work and play: Find out how much less your people can work and still produce at a high level. How much time off actually starts to decrease productivity because people are not at work long enough?

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