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.

Dave Rocker: How Working Remotely Affects Productivity

Increasingly, companies are re-thinking the 9-5 office workday in favor of more flexible policies that give employees the freedom to work from wherever they want. Although allowing employees to work from home can complicate the logistics of managing direct reports and having team meetings, research indicates that employees who are allowed to work from home [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Air Pollution Makes Office Workers Less Productive

My last post neglected to mention the effect of air quality and pollution on employee productivity. A study published in National Bureau of Economic Research back in June suggests that in cities with particularly high levels of air pollution, office workers--despite their being indoors--tend to be less productive. Working in areas plagued by smog and pollution, it seems, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Top 5 Reasons Why You’re Unproductive At Work

Your professional success and that of your company depends on your being productive. Despite the positive payoff, many office workers struggle to maintain high productivity levels throughout the work day. Most employees wish they could get more done and want to be more productive than they currently are.  Sometimes, personal habits are to blame. In other situations, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Generational Diversity in the Workplace

When we talk about workplace diversity, we tend to talk about diversity as it relates to race or gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. Within the context of these discussions, age is rarely mentioned. With four distinct age groups comprising today’s workforce, generational diversity is increasingly relevant. For managers, supervising a team with a wide [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Blog, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: At Work, Positivity = Productivity

  Some workplace cultures encourage productivity; many more do not. The latest research in organizational behavior shows that a company’s culture directly affects the motivation levels and performance of its employees. The bottom line? Employees are more productive in spaces where the vibe is encouraging and positive. “Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Veterans and Meaningful Post-Military Careers

Historically, the American military has produced some of our country’s most productive men and women. Considering that U.S. Armed Forces are the most capable military in the world, it’s not surprising that veterans who excel during their time in the military go on to accomplish great things following their service. The July 2016 [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Blog, Philanthropy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Let’s Help Veterans Access Mental Health Care

VA facilities will provide same-day access to mental health care services by December of this year, VA Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told veterans last week. Speaking on July 27 at the 177th Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, McDonald that the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to streamline and improve its [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: NEUROMYTHS: 4 Misconceptions About The Brain

"I'm 'brained.' Not right brained or left brained. I have a brain." --Neil deGrasse Tyson       Neuromyth #1: People are “left-brained” or “right-brained.” Popular culture has taught us that logical, linear-thinking people are left-brain dominant, while those of us who are creative and artistic are right-brain dominant. The problem with this black or [...]

By | 2017-07-19T19:54:40+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Multitasking vs. Monotasking: What’s More Effective for Productivity?

In a world of so-called multitask masters, technology is what we turn to in order to coordinate the sometimes divisive demands for our attention. Consider the particulars of what, exactly, divides our attention: We have our cell phones and laptops; then, our myriad collection of icons and files and so-called user-friendly apps that we’ve saved [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Blog, Productivity|0 Comments