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  • 5 Сauses of Procrastination

    July 11, 2017

    Procrastination is definitely the enemy of productivity. They say we procrastinate because of laziness and luck of responsibility but we pointed out 5 causes of procrastination that don’t refer to these imperfections.

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  • What is a Learning Organization and how to become such

    June 21, 2017

    Do you know what the term "Learning organization" means?

    Learning organization is a place “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole (reality) together”. 

    So, is your organization like this?

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  • VUCA World - take it or fail

    May 10, 2017

    The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it.

    Can you remember this quote? You could hear it in the movie “The Lord of the Rings”. The phrase from a fictional story describes what happens in the world now: the environment is unpredictable, changeable, and really confusing.

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  • 12 Tips How to Use Your Time Efficiently (Part 3)

    April 28, 2017

    The last part is devoted to the attitude to work and time. People become workaholics, they easily burn out and lose motivation and all of these problems are the result of incorrect position towards working time. 

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  • Why You Will Never Be An Ideal Manager

    April 10, 2017

    Who is an ideal Executive in your mind? You may say: “He must be a leader, motivator, manager, charismatic person, rationalist and skeptic, predictor of the future and so on”. And you will be right. But don’t you feel confused after listing all these qualities? Don’t you think there are too many functions for one person? If so, Dr. Adizes would shake your hand and recommend to read his book "The Ideal Executive: Why You Cannot Be One and What to Do About It”.

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  • 12 Tips How to Use Your Time Efficiently (Part 2)

    April 5, 2017

    In this part we are going to talk about the rules of efficient work – some principles that help to stay focused, don't waste the time and do your best.

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  • 12 Tips How to Use Your Time Efficiently (Part 1)

    March 23, 2017

    Time management is the Holy Grail for those who want to stay focused and be effective. We have collected some advice on how to stay productive and not be exhausted.

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  • Actionspace vs. Microsoft Planner

    August 31, 2016

    June 2016 marked the launch of Microsoft Planner for Office 365 – a productivity tool for structuring and managing teamwork. This new product definitely catches the eye with its bright design, business graphics and user-friendly interface.

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  • Routine and Workflows: Crying for Automation [Commentary]

    May 10, 2016

    CIOReview has recently featured an insight by Dr. Antonis Papatsaras, CTO, SpringCM, “Streamline or Die: Implementing Workflow Management Systems”.  Here at Actionspace, we could not but take to heart this theme as it so closely resonates with Actionspace views, beliefs and mission, and asked our CEO and Product Owner Valentin Smirnov to share his opinion on how processes define business practice these days.

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  • What Does It Really Take to Unify the Team?

    February 24, 2016

    The pure mention of team building makes most managers cringe. It just seems like it’s a routine process that the HR Department need to put in the calendar in order to meet their quarterly KPI’s. To have a truly thriving and successful organisation, building your team takes more than a quick ‘Let’s get know our new staff members’ session in the office kitchen. So what does it really take to unify the team?

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