Biological Prime Time: When are you at your most productive?

Originally posted on Josephine Grant:
Your “biological prime time” is the time of the day when you have the most energy, and therefore the greatest potential to be productive. Productivity is a highly individual thing – a get-stuff-done strategy that works flawlessly for one person may do nothing for you. You are probably already aware…

17 ways to make meetings more productive

Anthony Haynes writes: “We’ve got a meeting scheduled”: GROAN. Quite possibly, an even longer groan if it’s an internal meeting. Meetings have, quite justifiably, a strong reputation for wasting time. Yet it doesn’t have to be so. Meetings have long been the focus of research — and the findings from such research indicate things we… Read More

How are work and poverty linked? Developing an evidence-informed view

Anthony Haynes writes: From the outset of this blog, back in 2013, we have been interested in the stories that research can tell us about the world of work. One of our earliest posts, for example, featured some research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) about the extent to which employment provided a route out… Read More

Membership organisations and metrics: the case of social media

Anthony Haynes writes: Recently (21 May) I attended Memcom, the annual conference on marketing for membership organisations. As last year, I enjoyed the occasion and learnt a good deal from the presentations. Yet I also felt some vague sense of dissatisfaction — not with specific presentations but rather with the presentations (the selection that I… Read More