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Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

- Peter Drucker

A Case Study in Clarity: How One Company Ensures Employees are Empowered and Productive




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Do Your Homework: Why Even Minor Meetings Require Maximum Prep

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Proactive – or Pointless? Why Not Every Meeting Matters

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Why One Dodged Deadline Matters More Than You Think

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Cult of Personality Part II: How to Treat Your Team’s Traits

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Best Practices For Keeping Your Employees Happy This Year

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Power to the People: The Importance of Employee Engagement

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Personal Perspectives on Productivity: Part III


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Personal Perspectives on Productivity: Part II

W e launched our new blog series on workplace productivity with an interview with John Campbell, the Group Manager for Business Improvement and Innovation for the New Zealand Customs Service. As we continue our series, we’d like to explore each of the questions we put to John in a little more detail. So this week we asked other executives what issues have the biggest impact on their workplace productivity. Is there a common denominator? We’ve collated their observations below:

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Personal Perspectives on Productivity: Part I

As promised, it’s time to get personal: we’d like to kick off our brand-new series of posts on workplace productivity with an interview with John Campbell, the Group Manager for Business Improvement and Innovation for the New Zealand Customs Service.

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Your Challenges. Our Solutions. Essential Advice for Managers Part Three

Our previous posts for this month discussed both the essential strategies every manager needs to know and the best ways for managers to motivate their teams. Well, now it’s time to put those theories into the context of real life situations: thank you to all subscribers who have shared their experiences with us. Read on, then, to see what challenges other managers regularly face and what strategies we’ve recommended to overcome them.

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Smells Like Team Spirit: Essential Advice for Managers Part Two

In our previous post, we discussed two key strategies that enable managers to perform their roles more effectively. This time round, we’re going to explore the best ways that managers can motivate their team members to succeed (and remember, we’d love to hear your stories for inclusion in our final March post). Once again, we’re taking a PEP less-is-more approach: four key strategies are all that’s required for you to engage, support and motivate each member of your team.

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Methods, Not Madness: Essential Advice for Managers Part One

At PEPworldwide we’ve observed that managers often struggle to, well, manage – to balance the diverse needs of their teams with the specific requirements of their own roles. So this month’s posts will focus on the key strategies that help managers both boost their individual performances and maximise the performance of their teams. We thought we’d kick off the month by sharing what, in our experience, are the two most important ways to improve your ability to manage effectively and ensure you are maximising your company’s biggest asset: your people.

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