Tag Archives: productivity

The Perils of Multitasking

We’re all guilty of it. We’re trying to do it all…

According to findings by onlinecollege.org, trying to focus on more than one thing causes a 40% drop in productivity.

Do you find yourself trying to multitask while at work? Check out this infographic below.

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source: onlinecollege.org

Calm Among the Chaos

We are moving our office today. moving-day

To make it even more exciting, or hectic, depending how you look at it, our business is super busy right now. You would think that with summer, things would slow down, but business is thriving. It’s buzzing in the hive.

And in the middle of all this great excitement, we’re moving our office. The good news to our clients…it’s business as usual. We believe that we are still able provide the quality of service that our clients are accustomed to. Sure, our email and phones may be intermittent for a few hours during the day today, but we still have ways to communicate with our clients. Our office just looks a little chaotic what with the boxes everywhere, and the walls becoming bare of colourful artwork.

We have a bright, shiny new office to look forward to. Onward and upward.

Walk the Talk

Business innovator Nilofer Merchant explains…

“Walk and talk. … You’ll be surprised at how fresh air drives fresh thinking.”

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I always thought that golf was invented for this reason. Some of the best conversations can be found on the golf course. Not counting all the cursing for missing a good shot, though. Enjoy this brief TED Talk.

Do You Find it Hard to Unplug During Your Vacation?

laptop on beach

During these glorious warm summer months, and long days of light, it is a pleasure to take time away from the office and unwind. But do we really do that? Do we really get away from it all? Technology has allowed us to take our office with us.  The impact of technology on our lives, at home and at work, can’t be understated. Work-life balance is very individualized. People are adapting and integrating technology in ways that work for them. So, the question is…

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Most popular McNak blog posts of 2012

‘Tis the season for reflection, so in that spirit, here is a quick snapshot of our most popular blog articles for 2012:

Co-founder of McNak, Sarah McNeill was smileyfacecaptivated by this TED Talk video of Shawn Achor’s about the happy secret to better work. Check out Happiness Inspires Productivity.

A guest post written by one of our friends at MAC Marketing Solutions, The Importance of Teamwork and Positive Energy in the Workplace was one of our most viewed posts of 2012.

At this time of year, we think about making some changes in our lives. Perhaps What you do first thing in the morning matters will inspire you.

The subject of onboarding proves to be a popular one. McNak co-founder Cheryl Nakamoto describes What went wrong: a lesson about onboarding in this notable post.

And one of the favourites among our team at McNak is Does Your Culture Create a Legacy? – a guest post written by the eloquent Matt Corker.

This year the McNak blog has attracted more followers, likes, and comments. We’d like take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to read, comment and share our articles.

Happy New Year!

Coffee by profession

Ah, that jolt of java that starts your day…

According to an annual survey conducted by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder,  61% of the workers who need coffee to get though their day drinks two cups or more each day.

What are the coffee trends in the workplace? Check out this infographic below.

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source: ILoveCoffee.jp

So long, Summer.

Summer can be a good time of year for recharging your batteries, but it can also be a tricky time for getting things done. With many people away on holiday, trying to schedule meetings is like herding cats. In terms of work productivity, how do you feel about summer being over?