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Instead of making resolutions for the New Year, review and refine your goals
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Nearly everyone wants to procrastinate less. We all do it to some degree, but it’s a behavior that’s extremely hard to curb in part because we spend little time thinking about it until after it’s too late. But there is a key to stopping procrastination, and it’s somewhat personal. When we talk about procrastination, we’re… Read More The Key to Stop Procrastinating is Personal
To increase worker motivation, what has to change: the worker or the job?… Read More Who is Responsible for Your Motivation?
What is motivation, exactly? Where does it come from? Can we increase motivation through sheer will?… Read More How to Change Your Motivation
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
Too distracted by political news to focus and get work done? It’s okay. I’ll tell you why. The answer starts with hot dogs.… Read More What 17,600 Calories Has to Do With Your Productivity