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?
Breaks generally help productivity, but the details such as what we should do during them, when we should take them, and how long they should last, are key. … Read More How Should You Schedule Your Breaks to Maximize Productivity?
Quick switches away from your primary task could cost you more than 2 hours of distracted time. And that’s not per day. That’s per switch! What’s going on with task-switching, and is it as unproductive as it seems?… Read More How Much Time Do We Lose Task-Switching?
When it comes to managing work-life boundaries, don’t overthink it. Doing so could hurt your productivity. Those of us who care about maintaining a clear work-life balance usually create boundaries for ourselves. How we create and enforce those boundaries, however, and how much we think about them could be counter-productive. Recharge! Not everyone credits work-life… Read More Work-Life Boundaries: Don’t Overthink It
Does the quality of your vacation can affect your productivity? Research says it does, and in some very unexpected ways.… Read More Great Vacations Relieve Burnout, But Not For as Long as Crappy Vacations
Having a shitty weekend hurts your productivity come Monday morning. Two professors, Charlotte Fritz and Sabine Sonnentag, collected surveys from emergency service workers before, during, and after the weekend to try and analyze the effects of what happened over the weekend on their work performance, as well as their health. They looked at three things:… Read More Your Shitty Weekend is Ruining Your Productivity