The Productivity Blog

Getting Creative with Innovation
Companies use a variety of strategies for pursuing innovation success. Sometimes they focus on the development of new products. Sometimes they...
Picking the Late Bloomers
In the U.S., the older members of “Gen Y” are already headed into their mid-20s. As they forge new careers and create new markets, they...
The Inevitable Storm
These days, living along the U.S. Gulf Coast makes one extremely wary and yet also thoughtful when it comes to hurricanes. They’re unpredictable,...
The Dual Peril of Identity Theft
Cases of identity theft are on the rise, presenting employers with a twofold challenge – protecting both worker and customer information.
The Demands of Future Leadership
Tomorrow’s top leaders will need to be able to do it all, finds a new survey conducted by HRI and commissioned by the American Management...
Stressed!!
It’s not exactly a news flash that a lot of people feel stressed and overworked these days. But the trend may be costing employers more than...
Diversity and the Bottom Line
The jury is still out on whether workforce diversity boosts the corporate bottom line, though there’s compelling evidence it might. Some...
The Diversity/Innovation Link
As global competition heats up, innovation has become a critical ingredient in gaining a performance advantage. Innovation is, for example, a...
Managing the Manager
No doubt, human beings have always had to manage their bosses. In fact, mismanaging your relationship with emperors, kings, and the like could prove...
Defending HR
Time sure flies when you’re busy getting dissed. At least, that’s how a lot of HR professionals must feel when they see articles like &ldqu...