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Productivity For Dummies by Ciara Conlon

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Chapter 12

Getting Down to Business

In This Chapter

arrow Creating a productive team

arrow Turning meetings at work into something positive

arrow Exploring the efficiencies of using paper versus going paperless

Work environments aren’t always as efficient as they should be. Most workers just don’t have the time to spend on staying organised or filing effectively. Environment and process are just as important as what you do to produce high-quality end results. Having a cohesive and collaborative team to maximise performance is also important. This chapter is for those involved with teams: whether you are a manager or part of a team, you will learn how to build a productive team, run meetings effectively and create an efficient office, with paper or without.

Introducing the Productive Team

A team is a group of people who are working toward a common goal. Research shows that people are more likely to be productive if they’re given the opportunity to work together in a social group setting and have the opportunity to get to know each other. For a team to work well, there must be trust, commitment and accountability. Alternatively, a gun to the head can also work, but I don’t advocate that approach. ...

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