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
Don’t trip up your employees with this illogical conclusion about motivation and incentives.… Read More There’s a Catch to Incentives and Motivation
Two different types of distractions seem to effect people in the same way. What does that say about how and why we get distracted?… Read More Are Some People More Susceptible to Distractions?
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