Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Elaine Varelas Globe Correspondent May 25, 2018 Q: I always arrive to work on time, work diligently and efficiently while I’m there, and leave on time. I’m not checking my phone or wasting time online — I come in, I work, I leave. My coworkers are still working when I leave, and I worry that I seem lazy or not committed enough. Should I subscribe to the “more hours at the desk = better employee” mentality?A: Being dedicated to working when you’re at work is a style others should follow. Too many people succumb to distraction at work, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, online shopping, checking on kids, or any number of other activities. Multiple studies have shown how much time gets wasted at work, so being efficient and making sure your manager is satisfied with the work you do is the area of focus. … [Read more...] about If you’re getting it done at work, don’t fret about the clock
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Slack is a workplace messaging app that can make collaboration and eliminating email easier than ever. But it can be wildly distracting, too. Slack can pull our attention away from our daily tasks, problem solving, and strategic planning. The best way to cut down on Slack messages is to talk to the people sending them – but not on Slack. I thought Slack was incredible when I first encountered it in 2016. And then I didn’t. Gifs aplenty and the excuse to evade Microsoft Outlook were exciting, along with opportunity to turn coworkers to friends. Then I realized I could barely focus. I was constantly glancing at my Slack channels to see what was happening. Even if I tried to get some work done, a notification would eventually pop up and demand my attention. But I couldn’t delete it either – it was how my bosses and coworkers communicated everything. I couldn’t get out of … [Read more...] about The best way to stop your endless Slack notifications at work is ridiculously obvious
With the right balance of health and business, entrepreneurs can maximize productivity. Brendan M. Egan Published 5:30 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Work-Life Balance Is Simple. To Succeed at Work, Get a Life. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently conducted a study to determine which countries offered workers the best work-life balance. Researchers considered a number of factors when compiling the list, including average working hours, personal time and the employment rate of working mothers. In the end, the Netherlands came out on top with 9.3 score while the United States was one of the countries that offered employees the worst work-life … [Read more...] about Work-Life Balance Is Simple. To Succeed at Work, Get a Life.
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Much as smartphones did in the late 2000s,voice-activated A.I. assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant appear poised to move from homes into the workplace. That’s the the idea behind this month’s launch of Alexa for Business by Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services.The virtual assistant, unveiled at the company’s Re:Invent conference, is aimed at automating and simplifying a variety of tedious office tasks. It allows users to check calendars, reorder supplies, set up meetings and kick off video conference calls using voice commands directed at its Echo devices.Amazon is not the first to target its intelligent assistant for workplace uses. Cisco, for example, announced its Spark Assistant last month; it’s designed specifically to take some of the pain out of organizing video conferences. Microsoft, meanwhile, has integrated Cortana with its Office 365 applications.All of those moves serve to highlight the emergence of … [Read more...] about Alexa for Business paves way for smart A.I. assistants at work