Employer enthusiasm for surveys is easy to understand, as a highly motivated workforce is seen as a secret ingredient for business success (theoretically at least). Employee engagement has been shown to have a statistically significant relationship with: Profitability; Productivity; Worker retention; Safety; and Customer satisfaction. However, surveys, generally, show that businesses mostly fail to motivate… Read More
What is Collaborative Overload?
Research suggests that most managers now spend 85% or more of their work time on e-mail, in meetings, and on the phone, and the demand for such activities has jumped by 50% over the past decade. Companies benefit from greater collaboration through, for example, faster innovation and more-seamless client service. However, along with all this… Read More
How Do You Get Your Gym Staff to Work Harder?
Here are some quick tips to aid in getting your gym staff to work harder. 1. Show Trust in Them and Their Capabilities Raise your hand if your are micro-manager? If nothing gets done around the gym without your say-so, then you probable are. If you are, then your staff will not be able to… Read More
Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?
The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More
Military Personnel: Cardiovascular Disease & Its Impact on Productivity
Research Paper Title Lost productivity among military personnel with cardiovascular disease. Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with significant productivity loss among all occupational groups. However, the increased occupational requirements of military personnel pose physical and psychological demands that could lead to greater lost productivity of CVD. The aim of this study was to determine… Read More
Strategies to Hire, Build & Retain Your (Fitness) Team
As a manager or owner of a fitness business, it is important to have a qualified, competent, and knowledgeable team to ensure your gym or club operates smoothly. However, when it comes to putting together a team, it is important to objectively assess who has what it takes and who does not. Here are seven… Read More
Production Capacity, Battle & ‘Actual’ Shooting…
“The battle we are now approaching demands a colossal measure of production capacity. No limit on rearmament can be visualized. The only alternatives are victory or destruction… We live in a time when the final battle is in sight. We are ready on the threshold of mobilization and we are already at war. All that… Read More
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