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
Lack of sleep doesn’t affect all tasks equally. There are some things you can still do pretty well while sleep-deprived, and others you should avoid.… Read More Sleep-Deprived? You Can Still Be Productive, But You Have to Be Selective
Current studies on productivity and workplace procrastination are painfully behind the times in understanding what skills knowledge workers have and how they earn their keep. … Read More The Hard Work We’re Paid to Do Isn’t So Easy to Measure
The design of office spaces affects workers’ productivity. What can you do to make yours better?… Read More Why the Beauty of an Office Matters
How we feel about email may be more problematic than what it actually does to our productivity.… Read More The Emotional Downward Spiral of Email