About Dave Rocker

David L. Rocker brings more than 30 years of executive experience in corporate finance and workflow optimization to his current role as managing partner of the Rocker Group, LLC. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, The Rocker Group is a management consulting firm specializing in analytics, compliance and planning.

How Animal Therapy is Aiding Veteran Care

Animals have a healing ability that often goes unmatched in the minds and hearts of many people. For centuries, animals--like dogs--have been known to Due to their therapeutic abilities, animal-assisted therapy has become a popular service for healthcare patients. One area where animal-assisted therapy offers benefits is in veteran care. Today, there are hundreds of [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Blog, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Affordable Alternative Healthcare Options for ACA/AHCA

Earlier in March, the GOP honored its word by releasing its plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, also referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A statement from the party said, “We’re delivering on our promises to repeal and replace Obamacare with President Trump’s proposed healthcare reforms.” The healthcare industry has been up in [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments

Let’s Get Siri-us About A.I. in the Workplace

Having an executive assistant was once reserved for hotshot CEOs and bigwig executives. Not anymore. Today, any average Joe can have access to Siri or Alexa, thanks to a growing cohort of A.I.-enabled digital assistants developed by Amazon, Apple, and other leading tech companies. With a simple voice command, artificially intelligent assistants will answer your [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|15 Comments

Tax Season Tips: Filing Early Can Reduce Stress, Maximize Your Return

Tax season is here. Although you have until April 18 to file their returns this year, getting your taxes finished early can help maximize your return and avoid potential stress that can arise from filing later. Here are some stress-free tips to make sure you get everything you’re owed. Early Bird Gets the Biggest Refund [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments

Your Boss’ Mood Could Affect Your Productivity

Research suggests that team members take cues from the emotional states of their leaders. Put simply, moods are contagious. Leaders who are mindful of this can use their emotions to keep motivation levels up. By the same token, chronically moody supervisors can wear down their team members and decrease their team's overall productivity. The key? Workers want to feel safe. The way a leader [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments

Like A Boss: How Leaders Do Quick, Quality Work

In today’s professional world, there is often conflict between quantity and quality. Businesses want leaders and employees to keep up with today’s ever more rapid rate of change, but research suggests that keeping pace often comes at the price of producing quality work. Nevertheless, research also reveals that it is indeed possible to work both [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Does Stress Increase Productivity? It Depends.

To perform better under pressure, consider embracing your anxiety. Research suggests that welcoming stress may be more helpful than trying to calm down. That’s right. Attempting to get rid of stress is counterproductive and can amplify your anxiety, making you feel more stressed. We’re surrounded by messages that tell us stress is unhealthy: stress hurts [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: How Does Technology Affect Workplace Productivity?

Technological progress gave us automated machinery, assembly lines, and the ability to communicate in real-time with anyone in the world. But, it goes without saying that technology is also a huge source of distraction, a potential time-waster. Where productivity goes to die. In the era of Fruit Ninja and Facebook, is it still possible for technology [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: 3 Common Myths About American Manufacturing

Although the American economy has come a long way since The Great Recession, the need for economic renewal in the United States is still urgent. Years of mediocre job growth and stagnant incomes continue to wear on many Americans, especially those who find themselves living paycheck to paycheck. At the same time, innovative new technologies—running the gamut from self-driving cars [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace

As mobile devices become more sophisticated and everyday housewares turn “smart,” our personal data and information become more vulnerable. With commerce, government, and our personal lives moving online, the security of our data has never been more important--nor more threatened. “The systems we rely on most for some of the nation’s most sensitive infrastructure, such [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management|0 Comments