Short-Term Focus of Activist Investors Hurting Companies

Short-Term Focus of Activist Investors Hurting Companies Ron Schaich, founder and chairman of Panera Bread, is a frequent speaker on the dangers of today’s rampant investor activism with its short-term outlook and the quarter-to-quarter thinking it has inspired. In 2017 about one in five publicly traded restaurant companies were set …

Designers may be ignoring leadership style in quest for productive workplaces

Leadership styles are not considered in the design process for productive workplaces despite the majority of organisations agreeing they have a major impact on productivity. These are the latest findings in report authored by Leeson Medhurst, Director of 36 Workplace, The United Workplace (TUW) and WORKTECH Academy.  Productivity – linking …

Employees want good tech and flexibility but stick with their own fixed desk

Almost two-thirds of those staff (60 percent) say inadequate technology is the biggest productivity blocker at work and by failing to do its job properly it is making life difficult for employees. This frustration trumps unnecessary bureaucracy, inefficient processes and annoying colleagues – other factors that stop employees from being productive, …

Reset Your Saving Rate

Last week, I was listening to a program on NPR and the host mentioned that the personal saving rate in the US increased to 33%. I thought to myself – Hah, Kai Ryssdal screwed up. It was 13% the last time I saw it. He must have messed up the …