"At [Atos] we are taking action now to reverse this trend, just as organizations took measures to reduce environmental pollution after the industrial revolution."
The company reports that now, three years into the ban of internal email, they've saved 25% of work time and increased both customer satisfaction and efficiency by 30%.
"Key findings from our research into the changing nature of work and the worker include the following: •Technology transforms workforce and workplace."
HR, IT and CRE don't communicate, yet they are dealing with many of the same issues as this just-released report from the Society for Human Resources confirms. Cross functional teams are essential to workplace success.
It's time to change the way we work.
I don't mean a revolutionary time management system, or a productivity breakthrough. I'm talking about integrating purpose into the workplace.
While "finding your purpose" may sound like a nebulous buzzword, it's actually a viable way to revolutionize organizations and the workforce that powers them.
The article suggests purpose at work can come from:
- Creating a positive impact
- Connecting with other people by building meaningful relationships
- Achieving continued personal growth
It offers tips for creating a purpose-driven organization.
"Smart leaders are starting to realize that organizational culture isn't just a nice thing -- it's everything in business. It's the most important element of your organization's success, by a mile. Nothing good can happen unless the culture is healthy. No matter what else you measure, none of it will [...] Here are nine metrics that come closer to answering the question “Is this a good and healthy place to work?” than any employee engagement survey could do. Bring these metrics into your HR program and start making an impact on your organization’s culture and bottom line!
Lots of good advice on ways to measure the cultural health of an organization. #4: Check the employee parking lot shortly after closing time. It should be near empty.
New York City-based architectural and interiors firm Mancini•Duffy has released findings from The Coordinate, its periodic survey on workplace trends that tracks changes occurring in the workplace.
The most recent survey indicates that less than one-quarter of the work performed in a single day requires a face-to-face interaction. With the rise of technology, much of the workday — even the most productive morning hours — is reportedly spent corresponding via e-mail or conference call.
3/4s of the workday is spent in conference calls or answering email. Does this mean that 3/4s of the workweek can be spent working elsewhere?