03/26/2020

Tips from OIP COVID-19 Work Group

To ensure business continuity, OIP has formed the COVID-19 work group even before the outbreak, making a smooth transition to remote working. We can all vouch for how great of a job they all did! Two members of this group, Vanja and Snezana, shared their...

03/24/2020

Working Remotely - Dos and Don'ts

Hello OIP,  By now, you have all probably settled in your home offices and grown accustomed to your new remote reality. However, it doesn’t hurt to share a few tips on the challenges of working in the same place where you sleep. Therefore, here...

03/20/2020

Working From Home - How To Adapt?

Dear colleagues,In the light of the current situation in the world with COVID-19, remote working has become a business necessity for the majority of companies worldwide. There are multiple benefits for employees with home office setup, which include more...

03/11/2020

The Art of Multitasking

Multitasking = Piling on the work to the point of exhaustion?!  No! It’s about training the brain to channel energy and to actually mentally slow down to accomplish more in less time. Practice how to multitask Look at all the things you...

01/24/2020

Color Your Year

Did you know that certain colors can help with concentration, attention span and, hence, facilitate memory retention and learning? According to a study at the University of British Columbia, Red and Blue colors are the best for enhancing cognitive...

11/05/2019

The Relationship Between Stress and Performance

Have you heard of Yerkes–Dodson Law? It states that performance and stress (arousal) are directly related. Arousal levels help us to focus our attention and motivation on the task at hand, but only until an optimum point - when levels of arousal...

10/03/2019

The Advantages of Commuting

On average, people spend between 20 and 40 hours a month commuting. Have you thought about it?  Besides listening to music, reading the news or simply enjoying the scenery, you can fulfill that time in many other creative ways! Learn a new...

09/02/2019

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Wow! Just six minutes of reading daily can relax your body and help reduce stress levels by up to 60 percent! That's 68% better than listening to music, 100% better than drinking tea, and 300% better than going for a walk! There's even a term for using...

08/02/2019

Quality Always Comes First!

A quality circle is a group of workers who do the same or similar work, and who meet to identify, analyze and solve quality-related problems. Which advice would you share with your team members in order to improve team performance? Kaoru Ishikawa...

07/02/2019

Communicate Like a Pro

"Who are you with? - I am here with my friends. - What I meant was, where do you work?’’ How many times has a similar situation happened to you, and afterward you felt a bit embarrassed? The semantic barrier is one of the most common barriers....