Productivity hacks make us feel good in the moment when we use them, but there are often better ways to make real strides. … Read More Little Gains vs. Big Gains in Personal Productivity
The pros and cons of hot desking.… Read More What Happens When We Take Workers’ Desks Away?
Bosses need to be more careful with the bonuses they give, or risk losing what makes good employees so valuable in the first place.… Read More When Bonuses Backfire
Deviating from a prescribed order for some tasks can increase productivity. Other times, it merely tricks you into feeling more productive.… Read More Consequences of Reordering Tasks
Here’s what’s wrong with the soundbite about boredom counterintuitively increasing productivity.… Read More Does Doing Nothing Cure Procrastination?
Don’t trip up your employees with this illogical conclusion about motivation and incentives.… Read More There’s a Catch to Incentives and Motivation
Two different types of distractions seem to effect people in the same way. What does that say about how and why we get distracted?… Read More Are Some People More Susceptible to Distractions?
Open office plans reduce productivity by increasing interruptions. Plus, workers tend to hate them. So why are they still so popular?… Read More Workers Hate Open Offices, So Why Do We Still Use Them?
In a study, students ironically produced better work when they were given suboptimal deadlines. Here’s why.… Read More How Deadlines Produce Better or Worse Results
To be in control of procrastination, we first have to understand what it is and what it isn’t.… Read More Is It a Break, Or Are You Procrastinating?