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

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: 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: 5 Reasons Business & Philanthropy Go Hand in Hand

Just as the weather changes rapidly, so does the business climate. Today we are in the midst of one of the most transitional periods in the history of global economics. Business tycoons like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson are giving away most of their fortunes for the greater good, and billionaires like Facebook’s [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: 4 Ways to Kick Procrastination to the Curb

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” While this advice sounds simple and obvious in theory, every professional has experienced the crippling effects of procrastination at one point or another. According to Psychology Today, 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators, avoiding difficult or unpleasant tasks in favor [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments