Author Archives: Liza Barere

Mobile games to play at work and stay productive

Playing games at work is a time-honored tradition. Be it two minutes playing Candy Crush or leading your army in a war against witches – we’ve all been there.

The mobile games market has grown rapidly and is estimated to hit the $4.5 billion mark in 2018 and grow even more in the upcoming years.

However, getting caught by the boss is not the greatest feeling. At the same time, integrating games in your work can also be beneficial for you during breaks – playing games can give you time for some passive thinking, that’s needed to solve work-related problems.

And keep you energized and motivated.

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The most complete guide to DeskTime reports – the how-tos, whys and whens

DeskTime generates a lot of data about your employee’s time spending habits. And we mean, a LOT.

DeskTime stores your team’s productivity data, so you can review anytime. Moreover, DeskTime allows you to download the data in easy-to-review reports, and share them with colleagues, managers, or clients.

Using the DeskTime filtering option for reports, you can get detailed information about your company’s productivity and the efficiency of certain employee groups or even specific people in the team. Information like this lets you make smarter decisions when it comes to hiring new team members, giving a raise, or letting someone go.

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Stress Less – Managing workplace anxiety

Four in five workers feel stressed in their daily job, and nearly half say that they need help in learning how to manage stress. This year European Safety Week kicks off on October 20th and the theme for 2014 is how ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’. To mark this, the infographic below explores some interesting facts regarding workplace anxiety and demonstrates some simple tips and tricks you can use to help eliminate workplace anxiety and create a stress-free environment.

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Long Working Hours: Not a Road to Productivity

It’s safe to say that the question of longer working hours as leading to greater productivity is far from being solved. The first step in clarifying this issue is understanding that productivity is not just about the actual time devoted to work – it also involves and is affected by nutrition, exercise and, perhaps most importantly, sleeping habits.

What Does the Research Show?

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6 Productivity Hacks Backed by Science

Productivity is the key ingredient to making the most of your time when studying or working. If you’re tired of long hours in front of your computer or you feel you might not be maximizing your potential, this infographic can point you in the right direction and help you improve your productivity by applying a few small changes in your daily life. Ready to learn the secret of getting and staying productive at work or school? Prepare for some science-based pointers that actually work.

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Employee Efficiency 101: Productivity Through Motivation

As an employer, one of the ultimate concerns you’ll face on a daily basis is how productive your employees are at work. Office productivity directly influences your business’ profits, meaning that any measures taken to keep your staff motivated will make the company more productive as a whole. We’ve cracked the office productivity formula – and these are just some of the ways you can maximise your employees’ output.


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Methods for Becoming a More Productive Employee

According to Gallup employee research, only 13 percent of employees are invested in their work. The employee feedback survey also indicated that 63 percent of people are not at all engaged or motivated in their work. With only 24 percent of employees reporting being actively engaged in their work, it’s no wonder why employees are very concerned about employee productivity.

What are the top reasons people enjoy their jobs?

Employees who enjoy their jobs often report in employee surveys liking their co-workers. People who love their jobs report a high degree of autonomy and flexibility in their roles. Individuals who enjoy the culture and the work environment are more likely to have job satisfaction. Job variety is another commonly cited reason why people report enjoying their job. Employees thrive in environments where they are being adequately challenged.

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Is Your Productivity Stifled Because You’re Working TOO Much?!


If you want to be successful in your career, you have to take your job seriously. While other people try to get by with minimal effort, you need to do the dirty work required to make your way to the top. It should be no surprise to you that hard work is a requirement.

What may be surprising, however, is that too much work can often be counterproductive. In fact, it’s a good idea to take a break at some point during the day to keep your mind sharp.

Burning out really does happen, and if you give yourself some time to step away from your work, you’ll be able to come back with a better perspective.

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