Morning people, those chipper folks who bound out of bed before their alarm clocks ring, chirp at the morning sun, and somehow squeeze in a few chores before getting to work, have an unfair advantage in business. On average, they earn about 5 percent more than night owl types (Bonke 2012). Perhaps it’s not surprising,… Read More Morning People Are Unfairly Rewarded in Business
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
Lack of sleep doesn’t affect all tasks equally. There are some things you can still do pretty well while sleep-deprived, and others you should avoid.… Read More Sleep-Deprived? You Can Still Be Productive, But You Have to Be Selective
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
Being outside more may help night owls fall asleep as much as an hour earlier during the work week.… Read More How 2 Hours of Sunlight Could Fix Your Work Week
Problems with sleep may be more like personality than a series of norms, so deeply rooted that much advice about sleep is irrelevant.… Read More Is Any Advice About Sleep Actually Good?
When we don’t get enough sleep, our productivity suffers not just because of how much less work we can tackle, but because our brains seem to go haywire in other ways. When sleep deprived, people tend to have worse judgment and decision-making skills, their ideas of risk change for the worse, and their creativity decreases,… Read More 5 Unusual Ways Lack of Sleep Hurts Productivity
A short article in The Economist about problems with Spain’s work hours suggests that if the Spaniards were in the “right” time zone, according to GMT standards, its productivity would increase. Plenty of research in recent years shows that the later the sun sets, the lower the productivity of a place. Researchers in the U.S. and elsewhere… Read More How Time Zones Botch Productivity
Is there any truth to the idea that we should make the most of mornings?… Read More Are We More Productive in the Morning?
Is what you think you know about personal productivity rooted in science? These six facts and myths might surprise you.… Read More 6 Facts and Myths About Productivity