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4 Simple Steps to Productivity

Women in Consulting

Improving Productivity Feels GREAT. :: Did you know that achieving more productivity is pretty simple? Here are his four steps to improve your productivity: Step 1 – Write down your task. Have a productivity buddy.

Solving the productivity puzzle

McKinsey

New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more. Meeting Society’s Expectations

Heidi Grant Halvorson on The Most Productive Mindset

The Clever Consultant

All the self-help and productivity books in the world can’t help you get more accomplished if you don’t get your mind in a good place first. Continue reading → Productivity Heidi Grant Halvorson need for achievement practicing mind Scott Adams

Improving construction productivity

McKinsey

McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first. Our Insights

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors. However, there are a number of companies that provide consulting or professional services as part of product companies (e.g., here’s the benefit and features of our product – its the best”).

5 Secrets for Improved Productivity

Tom Spencer

Making the most of each one will help you to become more productive and, ultimately, achieve your goals. There are many different ingredients that combine to determine your productivity including the time of day, physical environment, your level of motivation, as well as your innate ability to stay focused. Whatever your natural tendencies, there are a number of common sense strategies that can help you be as productive as possible. Silence can be productivity’s best friend.

How to Combine Productivity with Mindfulness

Women in Consulting

By: Pierre Khawand. :: You may have heard of a productivity method called the Pomodoro Technique , developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. This necessitates a new generation of productivity apps that help us practice mindfulness at work.

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Harvard Business

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to research by Michael Mankins. We collected data on over 7,000 people who were rated by their manager on their level of their productivity and 48 specific behaviors. Few things kill productivity faster than a lack of knowledge or expertise.

Improving outcomes with better government productivity

McKinsey

Sure, productivity can save money. But it could also improve education, fine-tune tax collection, and add 12 billion healthy-life years for the world’s population. Public Sector Insights

Become a More Productive Learner

Harvard Business

In short, we have become less productive learners. Here are four ways to become a more productive learner. To make this concrete, after reading this article, you could start building a framework of how to become a more productive learner. Decide to become a productive learner, and you can actually reap the benefits of the incredible increase in the amount and accessibility of information. Bhandharangsri/Getty Images.

Rethinking pharma productivity

McKinsey

Many companies’ efforts to do more with less have stalled. Six situations present opportunities for executives to reignite programs that optimize efficiency and cost. Our Insights

Productivity Tips for People Who Hate Productivity Tips

Harvard Business

” “I know what I should do to be more productive, but I just don’t do it.” Many have read articles and books — and have even been trained in productivity methods — but still find staying focused to be an uphill battle. Assuming that others’ preferred productivity strategies should work for you can yield frustration and a sense of defeat. Productivity Digital Article

Smarter infrastructure: A solution to the productivity puzzle?

McKinsey

What elements lay the groundwork for “smart infrastructure,” and how can the public sector drive them? Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Accelerating product development: The tools you need now

McKinsey

To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques that digital natives use to get ahead. Insights on Operations

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Productivity Hacks from the Road

Strategy+Business

What travel can teach you about making organizations more productive

Confronting Indonesia’s Productivity Challenge

McKinsey

Indonesia, along with most other Southeast Asian countries, has an opportunity to capture a bigger share of global manufacturing activity. Rising wages in China is giving the ten countries making up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) an opportunity to replace China as the “factory of the world.” Yet taking advantage of this opportunity is not going to be simple. Our Insights

How to stay productive when facing a deadline

Tom Spencer

Most of us work pretty hard to ensure an even schedule throughout the working week: five or more days of calm, measured – if industrious – productivity. Leadership coffee creativity deadlines hydration peppermint productivity scheduling standing desk stretching unsalted butter work breaks

Until You Have Productivity Skills, Productivity Tools Are Useless

Harvard Business

But once I had, I realized how much the software and gadgets helped me to kick my productivity into high gear. This is an important point that is often overlooked when people try new productivity tools, and when organizations introduce new tools to employees.

Productivity Now: A Call to Action for US Manufacturers

BCG

Productivity growth—output growth that exceeds the growth of the workforce and capital employed—has been the lifeblood of the US manufacturing sector for much of the recent past. These steady gains in productivity have been a major factor in the renaissance of US manufacturing.

Productivity and Creativity – awkward bedfellows or birds of a feather?

Ben de Haldevang

For me, the bit that’s really interesting and that feeds well into the current discourse is the differentiation between productivity and creativity. Even 20 seconds googling will provide you with images of linear progression, mathematical equations etc when thinking about productivity. Just as engineers measure their time in units of productivity, so do successful writers in their discipline of producing a number of words per day.

Product managers for the digital world

McKinsey

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies. Our Insights

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

McKinsey

To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches. Our Insights

Inclusive cities are productive cities

McKinsey

Urbanization has the potential to drive global productivity, but it requires viewing immigration and population growth as positive—and acting accordingly.

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising or Falling? Why?

MishTalk

The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains. Luce discusses The Mystery of Weak US Productivity. Others believe it is overstated. Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. more…). Economics

How financial products can attract infrastructure capital from institutional investors

McKinsey

By mitigating key risks of investing in major infrastructure projects in emerging markets, banks, governments, and international financial institutions can close the funding gap in developing Asia. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Developing products for a circular economy

McKinsey

Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources they use. Our Insights

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

Harvard Business

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. It’s tempting to conclude that, if individuals are able to perform their work much better and faster, overall productivity must be soaring.

8 Productivity Apps for 2018

MBO Partners

Use these 8 apps to manage your time, achieve your goals, and master productivity

Productivity, Robots, China, Growth

MishTalk

You are more productive than ever. Congratulations. Just don''t expect to be paid more for it. In reality, some machine is doing all that for you.

An analytical approach to maximizing reservoir production

McKinsey

Producing assets have significant surface optimization potential. We take a deeper look at what it takes to unlock this value. Our Insights

Productivity: The route to Brexit success

McKinsey

But one thing is clear: boosting economic growth will depend heavily on addressing long-standing productivity challenges. The United Kingdom’s post-Brexit future is uncertain. Europe

How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems

McKinsey

Rich data, ubiquitous connectivity, and real-time communication are changing the way companies work. For leaders, that transformation will extend much further than the machines on the factory floor. Our Insights

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Olympic Medals Measured by Population, By Productivity, By GDP

Consultants Mind

As a consultant, it always seemed odd that news reporters routinely compare the medal count between the USA and China – after all, the USA has 530 athletes compared to China’s 380. Seems like the total number of medals is … Continue reading → Graphics Analyzing Data China Competition Data Olympics United States

Productivity across the global mining sector is starting to improve

McKinsey

Our latest data show an upward trend—from a low base. Metals & Mining Insights

Pushing manufacturing productivity to the max

McKinsey

Advanced analytics and lower-cost computing give companies a powerful tool for managing profitability on an hourly basis. Our Insights

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Industrial Production Growing, Manufacturing Inching Along

MishTalk

The Fed G17 report shows Industrial Production is up 0.4% Mining is once again the highlight of an otherwise soft industrial production report. percent for a third straight sharp increase, mining pulled industrial production up 0.4 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization.

Meeting China’s productivity challenge

McKinsey

Shifting to a productivity-led model could add more than $5 trillion to its economy—if China can make the transition. The country’s investment model for growth is losing steam. China

Your New Hit Product Might Be Underpriced

Harvard Business

The odds are stacked against new products or services. We have diagnosed thousands of product failures over the last 30 years, and have found recurring patterns. Often new products are over-engineered with too many features, usually at too high a price.

How Many Versions of a Product Do Consumers Really Want?

Harvard Business

Consumers almost always tell researchers that they prefer to have many versions of a product from which to choose. For retailers, that difference has big implications for the problem of assortment — how many variations of a single product to offer. But when seeking to meet a utilitarian need with the same product, they are less inclined to see their preferences as being greatly different from those of other people. Holger Weitzel/Getty Images.