6 Most Effective Ways to Increase Workplace Productivity

Workplace productivity is a problem. American workers say their co-workers are unproductive for at least an hour a day, according to one study. Stress, lack of motivation, procrastination — these are just some of the causes of the productivity pandemic. Here are six ways employees can boost productivity in the workplace.

1. Reduce procrastination at work

A sizeable chunk of the American workforce procrastinates at work, according to research. The annual Wasting Time at Work Survey, conducted by Salary.com, found that 70 percent of employees wasted time at work on a daily basis in 2013 — up from the previous year.

The reason?

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How to Motivate Your Female Workforce After Maternity Leave

This is a guest post from Kristen Craft, VP of Marketing at Ovia Health.

Every loss of talent is a blow to a team. Companies spend time and resources to recruit the best people, incorporate them into the team, and rely on their skill and drive to make the company the best it can be. When great team members leave, it hurts.

In particular, a lack of support after maternity leave can lead to major talent losses at a company. According to a study by KPMG, global companies spend up to $47 billion recruiting and training new team members to replace women who leave after having a baby.

Motivation after Maternity Leave

There’s no way this is sustainable for business or successful for team building. But it’s avoidable if you take the right steps.

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