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‘Productive’ CBA talks for MLB, MLBPA on eve of deadline

‘Productive’ CBA talks for MLB, MLBPA on eve of deadline

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33 Activities to Help You Be More Productive while Watching TV

The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize… and oh, it makes cakes too. I got one of these via my wedding registry (almost four years ago, yikes) and FINALLY…

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13 Ways to Keep Productivity High When Your Business is Understaffed

The “Great Resignation” has forced many businesses to contend with understaffed teams, demanding customers and discouraged employees. This environment of overwork and reduced morale can naturally have a negative effect on a team’s productivity.To keep productivity high, even while experiencing a staff shortage, you’ll need to be intentional about your work. To help set you…

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39 Things To Help You Have The Most Productive (Or Relaxed) Year Ever

Whether 2022 is the year you take charge or take it easy, these things are here to help.We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if…

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You want to be more focused, productive, and successful? Science says stop worrying about deadlines

To “establish focus and accountability,” our manager decided to send a daily group email with assignments and timelines for every supervisor. Investigate a quality problem. Evaluate a materials shortage. Revise a safety form. Small tasks with short deadlines, some as immediate as an hour or two.We became task-completing machines.But all those deadlines — all that “urgency” — was…

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Establish a Productive Private Equity Partnership

While the private equity (PE) industry’s reported resilience amid a global pandemic is a cause for celebration, one overlooked aspect of due diligence is a cause for concern. Most due diligence efforts center on investigating the nuts and bolts of a company — financials, legal, patents, corporate documents, etc. — that provide a good understanding…

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Productive dialogue across lines of power

While working toward his PhD in sociotechnical studies at Stanford University in the 1980s, William Rifkin ’78 examined how a water quality control board in California handled disputes over pollution cleanup costs. The board was entirely Republican, while its technical staff seemed to be primarily Democratic—yet 99% of the time, the sides reached mutually agreeable…

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This 2-Word Rule Made Me More Productive — And Saved My Mental Health

It’s happened so many times I can’t even tell you.Walk into a meeting. Get an assignment. Leave. Then… flounder. What was I supposed to do? What was the project scope? What would a successful outcome even look like?Unfortunately, this experience is pervasive. Gallup conducted a study of employees (including upper-level managers) a few years back that revealed…

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Want a More Productive, Happy Team? Kill the 60-Minute Meeting

With Covid-19 reaccelerating and a burst of climate change-induced disasters, companies from Facebook to Google are creating more flexible remote work policies. On top of that, research shows the majority of employees want remote and hybrid work options long-term, and companies are drastically reducing business travel. All these factors mean more time communicating with co-workers…