Category Archives: Productivity Back

Meetings Suck: Turning One of The Most Loathed Elements of Business into One of the Most Valuable (book)

Author: Cameron Herold You hear it all the time. It’s the one thing that almost everyone in business can agree on. Except it’s not actually true. Meetings don’t suck – we suck at running meetings. When done right, meetings not only work, they make people and companies better. In Meetings Suck, world renowned business expert … Read more

The economics of self-service checkouts

Self-checkouts in supermarkets are increasing as businesses battle to reduce costs and increase service efficiency. But looking at the numbers, it isn’t clear that self-service is an easy win for businesses. Self-checkouts aren’t necessarily faster than other checkouts, don’t result in lower staff numbers, and there are indirect costs such as theft, reduced customer satisfaction … Read more

Struggling to sleep in the crazy hustle and bustle of building your startup? Here’s how Arianna Huffington tackles the problem

When Thrive Global founder and Huffington Post creator Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion, she mistakenly believed her mental state was “fine”. During an interview with Talkspace, Huffington says weeks of sleepless nights had become “business as usual” and the successful entrepreneur didn’t think it was doing any real damage because she’d always been able to … Read more

Industry 4.0 and the digital twin

Manufacturing meets its match ​As manufacturing processes become increasingly digital, the digital twin is now within reach. By providing companies with a complete digital footprint of products, the digital twin enables companies to detect physical issues sooner, predict outcomes more accurately, and build better products. There can be no turning back. Manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly … Read more