Giving workers autonomy increases their productivity, makes them more satisfied with their jobs, and leads to other positive outcomes, too.… Read More Let Me Do It: How Autonomy Increases Personal Productivity
When real consequences are at stake, fear of failure is more than simply fear of shame. … Read More ‘Fear of Failure’ Is More Than Merely Emotional Worry
Fifteen days ago, I thought about how I need to workout more often. I do workout now, but only twice a week. It’s not enough. I really should go more often. It should be easy. I have a gym membership, and the gym is located a 10-minute walk from my apartment. Or I could jog… Read More Trick Yourself Into New Habits By Treating Them Like Tasks
Relinquish control in these two areas to set yourself up for success.… Read More When Are We Better Off With Someone Else in Control?
Instead of making resolutions for the New Year, review and refine your goals
… Read More Make Goals, Not Resolutions
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