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
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?