Current studies on productivity and workplace procrastination are painfully behind the times in understanding what skills knowledge workers have and how they earn their keep. … Read More The Hard Work We’re Paid to Do Isn’t So Easy to Measure
The design of office spaces affects workers’ productivity. What can you do to make yours better?… Read More Why the Beauty of an Office Matters
How we feel about email may be more problematic than what it actually does to our productivity.… Read More The Emotional Downward Spiral of Email
Bicycling to work can help people sleep better, and taking public transit reduces the risk of obesity. How an active commute turns into quantifiable and positive productivity outcomes.… Read More Benefits of an Active Commute
Could working less actually help you get more done? A year-long study proves it’s possible.… Read More A Case for Leaving Work at Exactly 5
Research subjects were distracted by incoming texts and phone calls while trying to concentrate. How much worse was their work compared to those left alone to focus?… Read More How Distracting is the Thought of a Missed Message?
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
Is world news affecting your ability to get work done? Research points to proven ways to recover from stress to stay productive.… Read More Bad News, Self Care, and How to Stay Productive
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