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The Solution to Poor Productivity is Here, Now!


We all know that soft skills such as empathy, teamwork and interpersonal communication help deliver tangible results for business success. However, it is also arguable that productivity is, in itself, an important soft skill. But how do you as a business get the best out of your employees? How do you encourage your employees to improve their day-to-day performance? It may be difficult to quantify something so seemingly difficult to define, but you can do it with the carrot and without resorting to the stick. Bookboon has a solution and here, we show you how!  (more…)

Effective Business Communication: Apps to help you!


Internal communication that is healthy is vital to a company’s progress. Employees like to be kept informed about what is happening with the organisation and so management need to implement a system that feeds into this. This below app is a useful tool to promote effective internal communication to drive a business forward.  (more…)

Remove all barriers and re-focus on (e)learning!


The corporate eLearning landscape is finally picking up pace.

As electronic learning grew with the rise of the internet during the 90’s, so did the hope that soon we could all ‘tap into the Matrix’ and learn to speak Mandarin in 30 minutes. In reality, no matter how fast we innovate, it takes years before new and better applications are widely used or accepted.  (more…)

Interview with Dr. Chris Tisdell: One of Bookboon’s Most Popular Authors

Find out why the author desided to create YouTube Workbooks instead of the classic textbook formats. Find out why the author decided to create YouTube Workbooks.

Dr. Chris Tisdell is one of Bookboon’s most popular authors, with his eBooks reaching over 10 million people in 200 countries. His passion for learning and innovative approach to online education have inspired a worldwide audience to understand mathematics and gain the quantitative skills needed for their future careers. Here you can read the full interview… (more…)

Flexibility is the Key to a Productive Workforce!

The importance of flexibility in business. The importance of flexibility in business.

One buzzword became widespread after the economic downturn of 2008: downsizing. Redundancies meant that employees were asked to do the same amount of work as before, but with fewer colleagues. Because of this, employees with specific soft skills became even more vital to the employer.

Arguably, soft skills became more important than any technical skill or qualification. One we value today more than ever before is flexibility. Some employees may lack the initiative or confidence to learn new skills and become flexible in their work. That’s why there is a virtual solution to encourage employee development.  (more…)

Problem Solving: Why This Soft Skill of Employees is Important for Companies

"Problem solving" is an important soft skill for employees.

There are insufficient employees who really possess the soft skill problem solving, which makes it challenging for business managers to retain these individuals. Personnel can move to the highest paying company with preferable benefits because they know they stand out.

Accomplished employers know that sourcing and hiring the best employees is a repetitive expense and drain on emotions, but retaining the finest that can bring solutions to problems rather than difficulties without resolutions, is a necessity if your business is to beat your competition. (more…)

Excel 2016: How to Split Cells in Excel for a Better View

What are the different ways of viewing Excel 2016’s worksheets? What are the different ways of viewing Excel 2016’s worksheets?


How to make your work easier when splitting large worksheets

Working on a huge workbook that has significant information all throughout its part is very tedious and time-consuming; especially when you are constantly scrolling up, down, left and right just to see and work at different parts.

Well, worry no more! By using the different views of Excel 2016, you will be able to save lots of time and effort in manipulating your workbooks and worksheets.

What to Do to Help Stop Bullying at Work

When you are being bullied at work: What should you do? When you are being bullied at work: What should you do?


Possible actions when bullied at work

“Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.”

Being bullied is sometimes the most horrifying thing a person can experience. What makes it depressing is not the act itself but the regularity of the act. When you are being bullied frequently, you feel down and hopeless. As a result, you tend to lose confidence and morale. These feelings also affect your productivity and efficiency at work. You tend to lose balance and concentration, making you more vulnerable to bullying. The bullies will never stop until you lose control and give up.

Excel 2016: 3 Simple Steps to Hide and Unhide Portions

Hide and Unhide Portions in Excel.Hide and unhide portions in Excel.

In dealing with Excel, most especially with formulas, there are necessary portions that we need to include but not that so important to be shown. There are also portions that we do not want someone to mess with or change, for if it is changed, the entire worksheet or workbook will be negatively affected. Messing with those portions will not make your file work out the way you planned and designed it to be. With these instances, the “hide and unhide” options of Excel 2016 are very helpful.

Excel 2016: How to Format Cells and Worksheets

Format Cells and Worksheets. Format Cells and Worksheets.

The Home Ribbon to customize and format cells and worksheets

Creativity and uniformity are few of the least aspects most people consider in using Excel. More often, we tend to disregard the styles we use, for instance fonts, no matter how different they are from each other. We ignore the format, most especially when we are working with lots of information in a worksheet. However, formatting your worksheets is not a difficult task at all. Doing so will make your file look more organized and professional. Uniformity will even encourage you to work on your file with enthusiasm and excitement.