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
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?
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
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
The design of office spaces affects workers’ productivity. What can you do to make yours better?… Read More Why the Beauty of an Office Matters
How we feel about email may be more problematic than what it actually does to our productivity.… Read More The Emotional Downward Spiral of Email
Bicycling to work can help people sleep better, and taking public transit reduces the risk of obesity. How an active commute turns into quantifiable and positive productivity outcomes.… Read More Benefits of an Active Commute
Could working less actually help you get more done? A year-long study proves it’s possible.… Read More A Case for Leaving Work at Exactly 5
Research subjects were distracted by incoming texts and phone calls while trying to concentrate. How much worse was their work compared to those left alone to focus?… Read More How Distracting is the Thought of a Missed Message?