Productivity and Work

How can we measure productivity?

Listen on Spotify. Have you ever really thought about measuring efficiency? I hadn’t either. Until I discovered that the word productivity comes from the field of agriculture. My curiosity thus piqued, I began to investigate. Let’s answer the question.   There are many different ways to gauge productivity. Some organisations take a quantitative or number-basedContinue reading “How can we measure productivity?”

What is the difference between work performance and productivity?

Listen on Spotify. The shift to remote working prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic brought about a reassessment of productivity. This became vital with the advent of the pandemic and naturally enough, questions about how it’s measured arose. I decided to investigate what separates work performance from productivity. Without further ado, let’s answer the question. PerformanceContinue reading “What is the difference between work performance and productivity?”

3 giants of project management software: How can they increase productivity?

Listen on Spotify. Finding ways to maximise our personal and collective efficiency is imperative in business. That’s old news to most of us, right?  But there has been a shift in focus from individual efficiency to team productivity — a shift evidenced by many companies concentrating on re-skilling employees — thus, the demand for goodContinue reading “3 giants of project management software: How can they increase productivity?”

Should we focus on increasing individual productivity?

Listen on Spotify. It’s long been established that productivity is important. But as I sat writing something the other day, I realised I’d never stopped to ask myself why that’s the case. Or, indeed, whether focusing on individual productivity is the best way to gauge success. My curiosity was ignited. Let’s answer the question.  NotContinue reading “Should we focus on increasing individual productivity?”

10 ways Microsoft Office can boost individual productivity (and 5 ways it can boost team efficiency)

Listen on Spotify. If you’re like me, you use Microsoft Office every day. I have for years. But I’ve wondered if I use Office to its full potential. I investigated and found some really great tips which have helped me get more done. I thought I’d share with you so that you — and yourContinue reading “10 ways Microsoft Office can boost individual productivity (and 5 ways it can boost team efficiency)”


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