Archive of Tag 'productivity'


Technology Alignment in a Global Context

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 20, 2012 in Technology


During a recent trip to Japan I found several examples of how culture plays a role in the success of certain types of business. So dramatic are some of the differences between…

Technology alignment can be a great benefit to companies of every size.

Part I: The Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on February 27, 2011 in Quality of Life


We’re all just trying to make a living and it helps to have friends who all get along — but some people are particularly adept at making it worse than it has…

The five types of toxic coworker: Identify and beware

Managers: The Innovator

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 8, 2011 in Quality of Life


As promised in the introduction to this series of articles about Managers: The Good and the Bad, we’ll focus firstly on “The Innovator”. Innovators are those leaders who can easily view the…

The innovator is sometimes a better leader than manager

Managers: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


Managers come in all shapes and sizes; they come in all races and creeds and in both genders; with numerous strengths and weaknesses; with each of the temperaments defined by the Myers-Briggs…

Good Managers Have a Few Things in Common

How Does Your Clutter Stack Up?

Posted by Jamie Schwerdtfeger on September 6, 2010 in Health and Wellness


Clutter is:  The boxes you never quite got to after the move; those piles of paper that keep getting bigger; those “things” you just had to have that now fill your basement. …

Is clutter a problem for everyone?

Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Posted by Jamie Schwerdtfeger on July 7, 2010 in Health and Wellness


How healthy is your company? With increasing healthcare costs and more evidence supporting health conscious programs more companies are implementing health and wellness strategies. Also, now that Wisconsin is the 26th state…

A picture of bluebirds, captured by Tammie Schmidt