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Employee cross-training

What is employee cross-training and how to do it right

Employee cross-training—the practice of training your staff to do tasks that lie outside their normal responsibilities—is not a new concept. But what are employee cross-training benefits, and why should you try it in your company?

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Ieva Sipola 11.04.2024
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Music doesn’t increase your productivity

Understanding music and productivity: how to improve your focus with music

The connection between music and productivity is not universal and depends on various factors, such as the type of music, the listener’s preferences, and the task being performed. So, does listening to music help you focus on work? It sure can – if you listen to it the right way.

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Ieva Sipola 22.02.2024
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Best books on management skills

14 best books on management skills you need to read to become a better leader

We asked business leaders around the world about books on management skills that influenced their approach and helped them become better leaders. See what we found – and pick books for your own reading list.

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Ieva Sipola 14.02.2024
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The most and least productive apps of 2023

DeskTime data dive: the most and least productive apps of 2023

We examined over 75k active DeskTime users and listed their most used productive and unproductive websites and apps in 2023. Here’s what we found.

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Ieva Sipola 25.01.2024
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Friendly boss: Where do you draw the line

Friendly boss: Should managers be friends with employees, and where do you draw the line?

Being a friendly boss certainly has its advantages, but being too friendly can interfere with professional matters, lead to concerns about favoritism, and make it harder to make tough decisions. So, can a manager be friends with their employees? Read this article to find out.

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Ieva Sipola 9.01.2024
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How to keep your best employees in the company

7 ways to keep your best employees in the company

Leading a powerful team is not only about recruiting top talent but also about keeping good employees from leaving.
Here are seven key strategies that can help you retain your top talent and foster a loyal workforce.

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Ieva Sipola 18.12.2023
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Practicing mindfulness in the workplace

Practicing mindfulness in the workplace: 7 meditative activities to help you regain focus at work

This post covers 7 simple, yet powerful meditative techniques you can do when you can’t focus at work. Practice them regularly, and you’ll be on the right track to achieving mindfulness and avoiding burnout.

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Ieva Sipola 12.12.2023
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AI productivity tools to use at work

10 best AI productivity tools (besides ChatGPT) to use at work

Thanks to the development of AI technology, you can now work faster, better, and more productively – no matter your industry or type of work.

Here, we’ve listed 10 AI tools for productivity, which cover different areas, from text editing to image and video generation.

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Ieva Sipola 28.11.2023
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Easy brain food snacks to make at work

10 easy brain food snacks to make at work for productivity, energy, and focus

From savory to sweet, we’ll guide you through 10 simple and tasty brain food snack options to fuel your workday, enhancing your focus, creativity, and overall well-being.

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Ieva Sipola 9.11.2023
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