“We don’t burn out because we work. We burn out because we forget why we work. We lose sight of our goal.” I want to share a short exchange I had with someone online last week. A software developer wrote that line above. It sounds deep. It sounds like he’s getting in touch with his… Read More On Purpose and Burnout
Is having an unlimited vacation policy good for workers? A 2015 study from Lund University says yes (Arevalo and De Jong, 2015). The research shows that employees feel more satisfied and productive at work when allowed to take as much paid time off (PTO) as they need. This particular research relied on self-reported, subjective data.… Read More Unlimited Vacation Linked to Better Results at Work
Collaboration culture leads to burnout, inefficient use of resources, and lower productivity, and few are addressing the problem.… Read More When Collaboration Kills Productivity
Taking time off allows people to refresh and rejuvenate their personal productivity. But what’s the best strategy for how often and how long to leave the office?… Read More Is One Long Vacation Better Than Many Short Ones?
Advocates of work-life balance say to let go of our jobs when we’re not in the office. Is there any truth to it? Does disengaging from work make our time off better?… Read More Do We Need to Detach From Work During Time Off?
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
Productivity and mindfulness are not at odds but rather often support each other. You can and should have both.… Read More Making Peace With Productivity and Mindfulness
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 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
It’s easy to believe that being in a good mood always makes us work better, smarter, and faster. But is that always the case?… Read More Does Being in a Good Mood Make Us More Productive?