Morning people, those chipper folks who bound out of bed before their alarm clocks ring, chirp at the morning sun, and somehow squeeze in a few chores before getting to work, have an unfair advantage in business. On average, they earn about 5 percent more than night owl types (Bonke 2012). Perhaps it’s not surprising,… Read More Morning People Are Unfairly Rewarded in Business
To see lasting improvements to personal productivity, we must consider four key areas of change.… Read More 4 Pillars of Productivity
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
Bicycling to work can help people sleep better, and taking public transit reduces the risk of obesity. How an active commute turns into quantifiable and positive productivity outcomes.… Read More Benefits of an Active Commute
Being outside more may help night owls fall asleep as much as an hour earlier during the work week.… Read More How 2 Hours of Sunlight Could Fix Your Work Week
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
I’ve been digging deep into the research on adjustable height desks. Writers/journalists, PR representatives, and even some researchers are claiming that sit-stand desks make us more productive. They don’t. I debunked the claim in a Fast Company piece called The Truth About Standing Desks and Productivity. Adjustable height desks are workstations that allow you to… Read More How Long to Sit or Stand at Work
Studies of treadmill desk show they don’t make knowledge workers any more productive in the short term. But one specific type of employee might reap huge productivity benefits in the long run.… Read More Treadmill Desks Could Increase Productivity, But for Only One Group
Sitting for extended periods of time is bad for our health, muscles, and spines. But is it also bad for productivity? Does productivity drop when we work while standing?… Read More Do Sit-Stand Desks Affect Productivity?
Walking away from the computer every 20-40 minutes used to be one of the most common pieces of advice for office workers. When did we give up on micro breaks, and why?… Read More What Ever Happened to Microbreaks?