Category: B2B

4-Day Workweek Boosted Workers’ Productivity By 40%, Microsoft Japan Says

Workers at Microsoft Japan enjoyed an enviable perk this summer: working four days a week, enjoying a three-day weekend – and getting their normal, five-day paycheck. The result, the company says, was a productivity boost of 40%. Microsoft Japan says it became more efficient in several areas, including lower electricity costs, which fell by 23%. And as its workers took five Fridays off in August, they printed nearly 60 percent fewer pages. Read More: www.kunc.org

Amazon Almost Killed Target. Then, Target Did the Impossible

As fellow retailers Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Gap collectively shuttered hundreds of stores due to similar struggles, analysts said Target should do the same. Ship-to-store reduces Target’s shipping and handling costs, and takes advantage of already existing space in physical stores. Read More: www.inc.com

BPM And RPA: Two Sides Of The Same Automation Coin

An intelligent BPM workflow can trigger intelligent RPA bots and vice versa. Integrated this way, intelligent BPM and intelligent RPA can drive your organization to an unprecedented level of automation, providing the best for your employees and customers and accelerating the time to business outcomes. Read More: www.digitalistmag.com

How productivity apps like Slack are making us less productive

Slack emerged in 2013, an internal tool for developers working on the now-defunct online game, Glitch. When Slack experienced an outage for a few hours on June 27, 2018, those who had RescueTime, productivity tracking software, installed on their browsers. Read More: digiday.com

Why You Need to Know the Difference Between AI and Automation

Organizations can launch multiple AI and automation projects at once, thanks to the cloud’s ability to manage large datasets. While current workforces will need education and new core skills to effectively interact with AI and automation, organizations may also find some gaps, including data scientists and C-suite roles like a chief automation officer. Read More: www.cmswire.com