Encourage Leadership at All Levels to Strengthen the Organization

By |January 30th, 2020|

We see organizations shifting from the traditional top-to-bottom leadership model to a more distributed leadership style. More popularly known as shared leadership, this leadership model advocates the need to encourage leadership at all levels in the organization for it to thrive. Gone are the days when one all-knowing leader

5 Fun Team Building Activities for Remote Teams

By |January 29th, 2020|

Remote work has proven to be beneficial for both employees and employers in terms of flexibility and productivity. But all that time spent working alone can have negative effects on employees and the business as well. Working in a physical office makes it easy for employees to build connections and

6 Tips to Increase Freelancer Productivity

By |January 28th, 2020|

The freelancing industry is slowly yet steadily growing. Nowadays, more talented individuals and tech companies become more open to the idea of working and hiring remote employees. In fact, among the big organizations (with 1000+ employees) from all over the world, 20% of them employ at least 30% remote

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Companies

By |January 23rd, 2020|

Today’s technological advancements have made it easy for various businesses to scale their team and productivity. And as manufacturing companies consistently look for ways to streamline their production systems, the need for digital transformation of manufacturing operations is a must. If you are running a manufacturing business and would

The Key Elements of Productivity: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

By |January 22nd, 2020|

One of the key elements of productivity is intrinsic motivation. In the past, motivating people was a simple task for managers. They’d offer employees enticing rewards if they are more productive – to get more done. Simple and easy, right? Nowadays, this outdated stick-and-carrot approach to motivation is ineffective though.

Should Blocked Cards Count in Kanban WIP Limits?

By |January 15th, 2020|

This is a question we often get when a new team builds its first Kanban board. Once the process is visualized on the board, the team must assign WIP limits to create the ideal flow of work. The usual first reaction to setting WIP limits is that the number

What is a Yamazumi Chart and Why You Should Use It

By |January 14th, 2020|

The first step to becoming productive is becoming aware of what you spend your time on. This is also true when it comes to business processes. If too much process time is spent on wasteful activities, you can expect productivity to suffer. Wasteful activities also increase costs, decrease employee