Creating the Productive Workplace

A broad definition of comfort as an aid to meeting commitments on carbon dioxide reduction Max Fordham This book is about the productive workplace . I am an environmental engineer for buildings and so I am concerned about perceptions ...

Author: Derek Croome

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0419236902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 388

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In an increasingly competitive environment, companies are being forced to think harder than ever about the way they work and how they can improve profitability. Creating the Productive Workplace provides a critical, multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting workplace productivity. Productivity is a key issue for individual companies as well as the national economy as a whole. With 70-90 per cent of the costs of running an organisation consisting of the salaries of the workforce, small increases in worker productivity can reap high financial returns. Many studies have shown that productivity at work bears a close relationship to the work environment. This book sets out the most important factors and evidence behind this phenomenon, and offers solutions to providing a work environment inducive to productivity. This book is essential reading for facilities and estates office managers, interior designers, architects and building environmental engineers. It is also a text for undergraduates and postgraduates studying these disciplines and related subjects.

Being Insanely Productive What They Don t Teach You In School

But, I am so productive that I actually believe that I can create time. Now, I'll go further into detail about that throughout the ebook. But there are ways to be extremely and insanely ...unbelievably productive.

Author: Michael Cimicata

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304469984

Category: Self-Help


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Did you know that you can actually free up more than 2 hours per day by being productive? The truth of the matter is that everybody has the ability to get a lot done in a day, and this ebook shows you exactly how you can be insanely productive. This ebook is full of useful tips for being productive. It literally explains things that you can do, today, to take your productivity to a whole new level! I have managed to accomplish a lot by being really productive, and you can too! Haven't you ever wanted to get more done in a day? These steps are the keys to increasing your productivity!

Creating the Productive Workplace

This book is about the productive workplace. I am an environmental engineer for buildings and so I am concerned about perceptions based on data from the eyes, the ears, and the thermal sensors of the body. Human beings evolved in the ...

Author: Derek Clements-Croome

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134265978

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

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A new edition of a classic title, featuring updated and additional material to reflect today’s competitive work environments, contributed by a team of international experts. Essential for anyone involved in the design, management and use of work places, this is a critical multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting productivity, as well a practical solutions manual for common problems and issues.

The Productive Online and Offline Professor

in Higher Ed that has two foci: teaching and personal productivity. Concerning the second aim of the podcast, the following words are included in the introduction to each episode: “We also share ways we can improve our productivity so ...

Author: Bonni Stachowiak

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620367322

Category: Education

Page: 220

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What does it mean to be a productive professor in higher education? What would it feel like to have more peace and productivity? To have nothing fall through the cracks? The Productive Online and Offline Professor is written for today’s busy higher education professional. Through an exploration of what it means to make work meaningful, this book offers practical strategies and tips to support higher education professionals in efficiently managing and effectively using a wide range of technologies and productivity tools. Higher education instructors will find this guide helps them to fulfill their teaching roles with excellence and to build engaging relationships with students while also successfully managing other priorities in their professional and personal lives. The Productive Online Professor assists those who teach online and blended courses with managing their personal productivity. Faculty are often expected to provide support and feedback to learners outside of normal work hours in non-traditional classes. Programs that are designed with more asynchronous content may cause faculty to perceive that it is difficult to ever press the “off button” on their teaching.The author offers guidance and suggests software tools for streamlining communication and productivity that enable faculty to better balance their lives while giving rich feedback to students. Part 1 addresses the challenges in defining productivity and presents a working definition for the text. Part 2 describes the ability to communicate using both synchronous and asynchronous methods, along with ways of enriching such communication. Part 3 describes methods for finding, curating, and sharing relevant knowledge both within one’s courses and to a broader personal learning network (PLN). Part 4 examines specific tools for navigating the unique challenges of productivity while teaching online. It includes ways to grade more productively while still providing rich feedback to students. Part 5 shares techniques for keeping one’s course materials current and relevant in the most efficient ways possible. The Productive Online Professor is a practical guide for how to provide high quality online classes to diverse students. This book shares specific technology and other tools that may be used in charting a course toward greater productivity. It is intended to be a professional resource for fulfilling our roles with excellence and joy, while managing other priorities in our personal and professional lives.

Productive Objects

Since a productivity objective for a system often takes the approach of optimizing the reuse of component systems , it is very important to the system class . Reusing a system means using a system as a component to another system that ...

Author: Robert J. Muller

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 1558604375

Category: Computers

Page: 698

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Introduces, in simple text and photographs, the characteristics of some of the animals and plants that can be found in the forest. Includes a chipmunk, box turtle, fern, bull moose, moth, ermine, and white birch.

The Positively Productive Writer

A POSITIVE WRITER ISA PRODUCTIVE WRITER.A PRODUCTIVE WRITER IS A SUCCESSFUL WRITER. I believe my writing achievements are down to thinking as positively as I can at ALL times. Yes, I have days just like everyone else that could have ...

Author: Simon Whaley

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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‘My piece was rejected. I should give up writing, yes?’ NO! The Positively Productive Writer offers practical techniques to help writers reject rejection and fulfil their writing dreams. It's not a how to write book, but a motivational how to be a positively-thinking writer. The more positive a writer is, the more productive they can be, and it is productive writers who become successful writers. Drawing upon this bestselling author's own experiences, The Positively Productive Writer guides writers in how to: Identifying their own goals and break them down into achievable steps. Learn how to cope with, and overcome, rejection. Use techniques to create a positive frame of mind before starting to write. Find more time to write. Understand the difference between right brain and left brain activity. Discover which setting, time or environment helps them to be more productive as a writer. Try techniques for quick, positive ways to publication. Try different networking methods. There are some days when writers find it easier to sit down and write, than others. The Positively Productive Writer is for those other days.

Hyper Productive Knowledge Work Performance

hyper-productivity is to be viable, then learning how to be hyper-productive must be a transferable skill. Scrum is not delivering that with the exception of those few projects documented by Jeff Sutherland himself.

Author: Steve Tendon

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781604271065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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“Reading Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance has influenced my thinking more than any other recent book I have read about how to transform my company’s culture to achieve higher levels of productivity. It’s like the perfect mix of Fred Brooks, W. Edwards Deming, Donald Reinertsen, David Anderson, and Jeff Sutherland all rolled into one approachable and pragmatic book. I recognized a lot of what I already knew and then was pleasantly surprised with how the authors used hyper-productivity to show how it all interconnected. All in all, it is an eye opening book that provides a concrete path to hyper-productivity.” —Curt Hibbs, Chief Agile Evangelist, Boeing This unique reference shows how to lead knowledge workers, manage knowledge work and build a hyper-productive knowledge work organization, by taming and managing the four flows of organizational performance (psychology, information, work and finance) to produce spectacular operational and financial throughput results. Inspired by his experience and knowledge gained at Borland International, where a hyper-productive level of performance was achieved resulting in the most productive software project ever documented, author Steve Tendon devised TameFlow. TameFlow is an approach that can be superimposed on any preexisting process, method, and practice to enable performance improvement by several orders of magnitude and a state of hyper-productivity. It is adaptable to nearly every industry, and can be applied to any knowledge work domain or organization that generates business value through knowledge. TameFlow blends and merges different ideas from a variety of schools of thought. It is founded in pattern theory and organizational performance patterns which are used to analyze and decompose processes, methodologies, and management practices into constituent parts to observe productivity patterns, and then they are recombined in new configurations to enable hyper-productive levels of performance. In this volume of The TameFlow Hyper-Productivity Series, the TameFlow approach is explained within the context of knowledge work performed in a software development organization. Mr. Tendon teams up with author, Wolfram Müller, a thought-leader and expert in Critical Chain and Advanced Agile Project Management to illustrate its application to Scrum, the most widely used Agile software project management framework, and to Kanban, a method used for knowledge work with an emphasis on just-in-time delivery and change management. The authors demonstrate how constraints management (TOC) can improve Scrum and Kanban in powerful ways, bringing more predictability of behavior of the system as a whole, as well as to the individuals involved. Their combination becomes a breeding ground for the development of Unity of Purpose and Community of Trust. Both Scrum and Kanban can be extended with features of the TOC, and help create a hyper-productive organization.

Get Productive

Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done Magdalena Bak-Maier. SECTION. FOUR. GET. PRODUCTIVE. AND. JUST. DO. IT! When I sit down and write a list of things I want to do, or envisage my next big project, I am using my brain to ...

Author: Magdalena Bak-Maier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857083456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Rewire your brain and overcome the 20 key time drains that diminish productivity For anyone who's felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night's date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive. Using a method that is intuitive, easy to remember, and simple to use, this book will help you transform how you think, what you focus on, and what you do so that you can begin to create tangible results. Includes exercises that help you learn important thinking skills—essential to tackling important projects and attaining all those once elusive goals Features highly visual exercises that are quick to complete, allowing you to change your habits and see improvements right away Identifies the 20 key time drains that interfere with productivity and happiness Full of creative, fun, and proven solutions to the common bugaboos of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, and a general dissatisfaction with results, Get Productive! offers concrete steps toward rethinking how you work and reworking how you think.

Initial Report on Oil and Gas Resources Reserves and Productive Capacities

For example , one wonders before the discovery of Prudhoe Bay what producing province would have been chosen to have the same productivity as the North Slope . Libya and the North Sea are better examples . No two geologic provinces turn ...

Author: United States. Federal Energy Administration. Office of Policy and Analysis


ISBN: UCBK:C052250848

Category: Natural gas

Page: 276

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