Some workers want the latest and greatest software. Others see a wasted resources when a team adopts too many tools.… Read More The Too-Many-Tools Problem
Don’t get distracted by tips that make you feel busy if they don’t actually put a dent in your efficiency.… Read More Some Productivity Tips Are Drops in the Bucket, And You Should Ignore Them
Increase productivity, stop procrastinating, and feel more at ease with your work by using your brain differently.… Read More How to Make Work Feel Like Second Nature
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
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
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
I went looking for research on the best air temperature for workers and was appalled by how little good information I found.… Read More What’s the Ideal Office Temperature?
When allowed to work from home for nine months straight, a test group of employees became much more productive than their office-based counterparts. Why? And what are the limits of the effect?… Read More Productivity Increases 13 Percent in Work-From-Home Study