Posts Tagged: Productivity

Comment/vote on 2010 SAVE award proposals

If you are in the federal government you can vote on proposals in the White House’s SAVE award process. The proposals come from federal staff and are meant to improve government efficiency or service. They got a staggering number of suggestions (>16000) with lots of overlap among them. We (federal workers only, I think) areRead… Read more »

How-To: Give Your Next Keynote Slideshow From Your iPhone

When I go to conferences where I’m presenting, I typically give my presentations using Keynote on the Mac. What I don’t like is not having a remote device to control my presentation and I don’t feel like going out and spending too much money on one…even if my work would pay for it. However, aRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 9 – Productivity and Impact of Misuse

Productivity Social media tools can be valuable resources when used for work-related activities, but inappropriate use of these tools can be a drain on employer resources. Therefore, if an employer supports the use of social media tools during work hours, then that employer’s social media policy should include a reminder to employees that their useRead… Read more »

a talk that debunks effectiveness of pay-for-performance

I found the following talk to be incredibly thought-provoking as it relates to the gov’t’s efforts to increase worker productivity. This speaker shows how traditional incentives don’t work as assumed to when the work requires cognitive skills and creativity. On the contrary, those incentives have the opposite results! I highly recommend this video. Summary: CareerRead… Read more »

Public engagement. Public empowerment.

My keynote from GOVIS 2009 – User Centred Government: More than meets the eye. Public engagement. Public empowerment. View more presentations from Stephen Collins. The GOVIS tag line is “Connect. Share. Learn.” So my first question is where is the conference wifi network for all of us to connect? It’s a must have for everyRead… Read more »

Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing (WILB) makes workers more productive, says a University of Melbourne study

Workers who engage in ‘Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing’ (WILB) are more productive than those who don’t, according to Dr Brent Coker of the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne. “People who do surf the Internet for fun at work – within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time inRead… Read more »