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Multitasking is not especially conducive to getting work done. When you do too many things at the same time, it has a negative effect on your concentration. Try to finish one thing and then start on something new.

Watching TV or netflix

Don’t start your morning by turning on the television or Netflix. Focus on yourself. Media will distract you too quickly in the morning. If you, for example, watch the news on TV, you get negative information first thing in the morning. If you continue watching your favourite series on Netflix, you won’t be able to concentrate all day because you’ll want to know what happens next. Instead, listen to the radio or music as these are more passive media.

An unhealthy breakfast

Breakfast is considered a good basis for a successful start to the day. That’s precisely why you should eat something healthy in the morning. Eat fruit and muesli or yogurt, and avoid eating too many carbs, as these are known to make you tired. Enjoy a caffeinated beverage with your breakfast to wake up and start your day full of energy.


Heavyweights on stage

Performance and safety are important criteria when it comes to choosing the right lifting system. At the same time, the system must be capable of being adapted to individual needs. Eurogamma Spa in Calenzano, Italy offers a range of lifting systems that is unrivalled in its breadth and adaptability. Individual customer needs can be catered to, even in the case of larger loads such as transport vehicles.

9 things that have a negative effect on productivity

Although you’re highly motivated to get your work done, you just can’t manage to finish anything? That could be because you’re letting yourself get distracted by certain things or characteristics. We’ve uncovered 9 things that negatively affect your productivity.

Job search and application: How do I prepare for a job interview?

After finding the right job ad and sending your application to the company, the next step is waiting. Once you have received an invitation to a job interview, the preparation for the interview begins. But how do you prepare for a job interview? Find the answer here.


Just the right team for innovative, value-adding hotel management

Flexibility, design and lifestyle are the hallmarks of the refurbishments carried out by Grape Hospitality from France, owner, operator and manager of 87 hotels in eight European countries and well over 9,000 rooms operated under a franchise contract. Jointly owned by Eurazeo, Accor Invest and the group management, Grape Hospitality has opened twelve new restaurants in the three years of its existence and raised the annual turnover from 200 to 250 million EUR. An impressive achievement by any standards. At the same time customer satisfaction has gone up from seven to a value of almost nine out of ten – another point to confirm the group’s successful and value-adding hotel management.


Together, let's build the solutions of tomorrow. That's what we do with our customers

New IT solutions still requires heavy investment, but when installed, it provides extensive tangible benefits. Belgian integrator and service specialist NSI IT Software & Services SA offers to customers in its local region the opportunity to transform their IT cost into a decisive advantage for the growth of their business.


Plug pioneers

‘You can’t put a square peg in a round hole’. This traditional saying is as true for power sockets as anything else. There are many different plugs and sockets in use around the world and traveling overseas means figuring out what kind of adapter is needed in specific countries. Italian manufacturer Fanton SpA in Conselve near Padua produces plugs and sockets which meet the highest quality standards and are greatly acclaimed all around the world.

Interview with Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely: The goal is to impact the world, not academia

Whenever there is talk about behaviorial economics, Dan Ariely is the expert of choice. Part of his unique reputation is based on his hands-on approach in science in order to create an impact outside the campus. European Business talked to him about his personal view on academia, the quest for the right questions and the challenges posed by conflicts of interest.

Interview with Thomas J. Parenty and Jack J. Domet, authors and cybersecurity experts

Facing corporate risks: Cybersecurity is a leadership responsibility

We live in an increasingly digital world that creates cyber risks. More and more companies worldwide are faced with protecting their data, assets and operations from a cyber-attack. The international cybersecurity and privacy expert Thomas J. Parenty and management expert Jack J. Domet have written a book on this topic. In “A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity: Why Boards Need to Lead--and How to Do It” they explain why cybersecurity is a leadership topic and how corporate leaders can manage cyber risks, defend their company and lead in a cyber crisis. In our interview we learned how important employees´ input is, when to start working on protection and whether taking out cyber insurance is useful.

Mininmize distractions

You know that you will be distracted by your phone or that you are likely to be pestered by colleagues asking questions? Try to minimize these distractions right from the start. You could leave your phone in your bag or tell your co-workers that you don’t want to be disturbed before a certain time. That will leave you free to focus on your work.

Say good morning to your co-workers

The first thing you do when you get into work is to say good morning to your co-workers. Whether you do it with a handshake or a friendly “Good Morning” is up to you. This ritual has a positive effect on mood as everyone feels welcome and included.

Check your to-do list

It doesn’t matter whether you write a list or keep a mental note of all you need to do today: Make a plan before you start of all you want to get done today. Prioritize the most important tasks for the morning so that you can start the day with a sense of achievement.

Be on time

Start the way you mean to continue by turning up on time. Try to get up early enough so you have time to shower, eat breakfast and relax on your commute to work. If you are already stressed before you have even started, it can only keep on going downhill from there.

Tidy up your work station

Clear the decks at the beginning of your working day: Have you got everything you need to get started? Is everything where it should be? Make sure that you have everything you need to hand and that you aren’t buried in mess right from the beginning.