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
Late-night people earn 4 to 5 percent less than morning types and are disadvantaged in the workplace. Here’s why and what you can do about it.… Read More The Workplace is Rigged to Favor Morning People
Our productivity cycles dictate when we should focus on our most difficult work and when we should slog off a bit and do tasks that require less brain power. There’s a corollary benefit of saving up your easy tasks, if you can manage to do them at a time of day when you allow for interruptions. Let… Read More Productivity Tip: Save Easy Tasks for When You’re Interrupted Most
What you do before work is not as important as why you do it.… Read More What the Most Productive People Do Before Breakfast Doesn’t Matter
What happens when we take time off that allows us to feel renewed and able to work again? … Read More Why and How Time Off Helps
They’re always busy, yet they never seem to get anything real done. What makes most managers so bad, and how can you not be one of them?… Read More 90 Percent of Managers Are Unproductive
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
Is there any truth to the idea that we should make the most of mornings?… Read More Are We More Productive in the Morning?