A short article in The Economist about problems with Spain’s work hours suggests that if the Spaniards were in the “right” time zone, according to GMT standards, its productivity would increase. Plenty of research in recent years shows that the later the sun sets, the lower the productivity of a place. Researchers in the U.S. and elsewhere… Read More How Time Zones Botch Productivity
Morning people earn 4 to 5 percent more than night owls, but that could all change under flexible work hours.… Read More The Case for Night Owls and Flexible Work Hours
When reports say that people are more productive under different conditions, what’s actually being measured to prove it?… Read More What Do Productivity Studies Measure?
Researchers found that obese workers were less productive than workers who were fitter, both at work and because they missed days of work. What’s really causing it?… Read More Why Are Obese Workers Less Productive?
Special Halloween Post One of the reasons I started Productivity Report was to look at the science behind productivity and figure out what we should do to change our behavior based on the findings to become more productive. And since it’s nearly Halloween, I wanted to share this gem of a quote I came across… Read More Diversify Your Trick-or-Treating Candy Haul, Productivity Researchers Say
When you’re having a truly unproductive day, it may be worth your while to quit and let that day go, rather than force yourself to try and eke something out of it. Here’s some interesting research that shows people are terrible at thinking about their productivity in the long term and instead focus too much… Read More Feeling Unproductive? Quitting Could Be the Best Option