About a year ago, I gave a talk to a company that was looking for tips about working remotely. Even though the company does technology-focused work and has offices in a few different locations around the world, many of the employees were working remotely for the first time. I kicked off the talk by reminding… Read More 10 Reasons Remote Work During a Pandemic Is Not Remote Work
Naming the challenges we face while working remotely during a pandemic helps us cope and have empathy for others.… Read More 8 Things Affecting Work-From-Home Productivity During Covid-19
Two different types of distractions seem to effect people in the same way. What does that say about how and why we get distracted?… Read More Are Some People More Susceptible to Distractions?
In a study, students ironically produced better work when they were given suboptimal deadlines. Here’s why.… Read More How Deadlines Produce Better or Worse Results
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
What you do before work is not as important as why you do it.… Read More What the Most Productive People Do Before Breakfast Doesn’t Matter
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?
With email, most people receive more than they send (Renaud, 2006). Take a minute to wrap your head around that fact, and think about whether it’s true for you. Now consider that new email messages are often obligations that carry a cost (as I noted in Part 1 of this series on email and productivity).… Read More What’s Wrong With Email? Part 2: We Get More Than We Give
Obese workers cost $42.29B in lost productivity. But how much personal productivity are they losing? And can they get it back?… Read More Lose Weight, Gain 24 Days of Productivity
Pictures of adorable kittens, clips of your favorite comic doing a stand-up set, and even a little free chocolate can boost productivity. By how much? More than you probably think.… Read More Can Kittens, Comedy, and Chocolate Boost Productivity?