From Small Things, Big Things Will Come: Our Brains and Nanotech

The term nanotechnology refers to engineering on a molecular scale, measured with units like nanometers, which consist of 1 billionth of a meter (a sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick). These microscopic dimensions have the potential to enact major changes in the diagnosis of diseases, building of medical instruments, and creating ‘smart’ textiles [...]

By |2017-10-04T18:31:26+00:00October 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Is videoconferencing as productive as in-person meetings?

According to the results of a 2016 Gallup survey, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent some of their working hours working remotely. Working remotely has its benefits and many companies have adopted a work-from-home policy: workers can choose to work remotely altogether, or alternatively, come into the office several times a week. Some [...]

By |2017-09-06T18:35:46+00:00September 6th, 2017|Business Tips, Management|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+00:00April 21st, 2017|Blog, 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 30th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Productivity|0 Comments

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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 9th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments