ISPI Performance Digest
Aug. 12, 2014

Digital downtime is good for worker productivity
Business News Daily
Making sure your employees carve out some time during their day to take a digital break might not have the negative results you may think, new research finds. Online breaks at work can refresh employees and boost productivity, according to early findings from a University of Cincinnati study.More

Manage culture to engage today's multigenerational workforce
Talent Management
Managing a multigenerational workforce presents organizations with a variety of challenges. These challenges include the brain drain that occurs as experienced baby boomer employees retire and less-experienced generations take their place as well as situations in which multiple generations interact and coordinate work together.More

The best leaders 'talk the walk'
Harvard Business Review
One of the most ubiquitous aphorisms in business is that the best leaders understand the need to "walk the talk" — that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization. More

Coping with work overload
Training Journal
There is no getting away from the fact we are working in an increasingly 24/7 business environment. Nearly everyone has smart phones and tablets so they can access their emails constantly. This can lead to some managers feeling like they never get away from work and switch off. So are there strategies to help us work more smartly, and cope with pressure without damaging our productivity?More

6 ways to make your work more effective, from entrepreneurs who want to change the world
Fast Company
How do we tackle the big complex problems of our time — problems like climate change, poverty and healthcare? Increasingly, change-makers realize that there is no silver bullet. There is no one individual, organization or sector that can tackle the enormous challenges we face. Instead, a growing number of pioneers are taking on the actual systems that cause these problems.More

The 1 critical skill that most managers never seem to learn
Let it go. Since the beginning of time, those three words have never been repeated more frequently by more people or in more places than they have since the release of "Frozen." Whatever else Elsa was singing about, however, she may as well have been delivering her primary message — let it go — to the modern manager.More