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?
What makes some task assignments beneath us and others perfectly legit? And how do illegitimate tasks affect workers?… Read More The Art of the Illegitimate Task
Advocates of work-life balance say to let go of our jobs when we’re not in the office. Is there any truth to it? Does disengaging from work make our time off better?… Read More Do We Need to Detach From Work During Time Off?
For better sleep and to improve productivity, we need to bring more natural light into our offices and our lives.… Read More More Sunshine Needed