As the world of work continues to change, leaders need to keep up with the expectations of high performers in order to retain their top talent. In a recent article published on the LinkedIn Learning Blog, writer Paul Petrone seeks out the wisdom of business leaders like Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill George and Ryan Holmes to find out how leaders can keep up with their high performers. One thing they could all agree on is that leaders need to empower their employees.
Efficiency and productivity are reached in many different ways. For some, working a 9-5 office job in an open plan office is the least productive environment they could imagine. More and more people, companies and even entire industries are beginning to embrace the idea of a nomadic style of work.
Last week, I introduced you to Lily, our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy who has become my productivity muse. Raising her and maintaining my usual work effectiveness will be a delightful challenge -- and each week, I’ll report my top discoveries and lessons learned.
The most important thing you can do is to get your inbox cleaned up—delete what’s old, archive what’s important, file what you are done with. And get in the habit of sending fewer emails—pick up the phone and make a call.
Whether you realize it or not, every day, you follow dozens of processes. There’s a wake-up process. A breakfast process. A shower process. A getting-ready-for-work process. A process to commute to work, and then even more processes to get settled at your workspace, conduct meetings and check your email.
If you think about it, everything in life is a decisionmaking process. And you can always optimize your algorithm.
On August 27, Mike and I welcomed a 12.5 lb. Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Lily, into our household. Over the next year, she’ll grow into a 75-80 lb. athlete, and it’s our job to keep her healthy, exercised and well-socialized.
Naturally, I see this experience as a great way to test out new routines for effectiveness, which means Lily has become my puppy productivity muse.
Arianna Huffington has implemented a new rule at her wellness company Thrive Global to ensure employees can fully unplug while on vacation: she deletes their incoming emails. Any emails that an employee receives while on vacation will automatically get deleted and senders will receive an automated message.
It is predicted that by 2020, a lot of the jobs that are performed by humans now will be gone. Instead, these jobs will be done by robots through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. Due to this huge change, the landscape of work is beginning to shift and change. But even with the onslaught of automation and AI, there is plenty of room for human skills.