On Purpose and Burnout

“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

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Unlimited Vacation Linked to Better Results at Work

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

Work-Life Boundaries: Don’t Overthink It

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

Your Shitty Weekend is Ruining Your Productivity

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