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
To be in control of procrastination, we first have to understand what it is and what it isn’t.… Read More Is It a Break, Or Are You Procrastinating?
What makes some task assignments beneath us and others perfectly legit? And how do illegitimate tasks affect workers?… Read More The Art of the Illegitimate Task
For better sleep and to improve productivity, we need to bring more natural light into our offices and our lives.… Read More More Sunshine Needed
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
Too distracted by political news to focus and get work done? It’s okay. I’ll tell you why. The answer starts with hot dogs.… Read More What 17,600 Calories Has to Do With Your Productivity
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
A seemingly obvious reason we procrastinate is because we lack motivation. Current theories say it’s something else, though.… Read More Why Are You Procrastinating? It’s Not Lack of Motivation
Motivation is a huge part of personal productivity. How can we get anything done at all if we are not driven to do it? In popular articles about motivation (and by “popular,” I mean non-research backed), the emphasis is on what you can do to increase your motivation. People want quick, actionable solutions. It makes… Read More In Search of Motivation