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Relaxation Rooms & Reasons Your Company Should Follow This Trend

Every successful business has a few things in common with the rest of their peers: they are all reliable, punctual, detail-oriented, value their clients, are not afraid to experiment and… Read more » The post Relaxation Rooms & Reasons Your Company Should Follow This Trend appeared first on
Tags: Management, Productivity, Employee Perks, Productivitiy, Relaxation Rooms

How To Throw The Best Team-Building Party Ever In 2 Minutes: The List Of X Awesome Mobile Apps For You To Stole

Team building events are a big deal. Creating a team building event that doesn’t suck isn’t easy. Let’s face it, finding actually engaging and fun activities that will unite your… Read more » The post How To Throw The Best Team-Building Party Ever In 2 Minutes: The List Of X Awesome Mobile Apps For You To Stole appeared first on
Tags: Productivity, Business, Resources, Mobile Apps, Team Building, Productivity Apps, Info Tech, Editor's Choice

4 Reasons Why Self-Storage is so Popular for Entrepreneurs

If you’re running a business which buys and sells a lot of stock, then it could be that your cramped office space is starting to run out of room. Regardless… Read more » The post 4 Reasons Why Self-Storage is so Popular for Entrepreneurs appeared first on
Tags: Productivity, Business, Management, Spring cleaning, Self Storage, Increase Office Space, Office Cleaning, Protecting Company Assets

Eat That Frog!

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain Do you know what the NUMBER ONE reason for failure in business and personal life is today? It’s procrastination. There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. But when you delay dealing with your frog—tackling your most challenging task, but one that can have a great positive impact on your life—you put success on hold. Brian Tracy, author...
Tags: Productivity, Video, Leadership, Time Management, Brian, Webinar, Webinars, Susan, Susan Fowler, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Becky Robinson, Eat That Frog

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows

A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills.
Tags: Productivity, News, Workplace Environment, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Katherine Baicker, Journal of the American Medical Assn, Your-feed-science, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc, Zirui Song

More Space! More Space!

You’ve probably heard the story of the person who visits a guru, seeking wisdom. As the visitor chatters on, the guru pours tea in a cup. The visitor keeps talking and the guru keeps pouring until the tea is running over the sides of the cup. “Stop!” cries the visitor. “There’s no more room in the cup!” The guru tells the visitor that the cup is like the visitor’s mind. If there is no space, you can’t add more ideas or wisdom. In our frantic and frenetic world, we can’t add good things of any ki...
Tags: Productivity, Leadership, Rest, Ideas, Richard Branson, Personal Development, Well-being, Stanford University, PTO, BCG, John Pencavel, Mental Space

Longer working hours do not mean higher profits, say economists

Overwork can have business costs and is the main reason for workplace sickness in the UKIn the backlash against the “996” working schedule, China’s tech workers say their bosses have lost valuable productivity gains that could have been generated with a shorter working week and fewer hours. Related: Working 9 to 9: Chinese tech workers push back against long hours Continue reading...
Tags: Productivity, Business, Technology, China, Economics, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Asia Pacific, Work-life balance, Guardian Careers, Industrial Policy

Study: Microdosing LSD for 1 month was followed by improved mood, productivity

A recent study collected the self-reports of more than 1,000 people who microdosed LSD or psilocybin regularly for about a month.The results showed that most people experienced more positive moods, less depression and increased productivity.These results are preliminary, and microdosing remains an under-researched area. None Microdosing psychedelic drugs on a regular basis might be a safe way to improve your mood and productivity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychoactive...
Tags: Productivity, Mental Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Consciousness, Silicon Valley, Albert Hoffman, James Fadiman, Fadiman

How To Take Breaks That Actually Make You More Productive

Being an entrepreneur is more than just having a full-time job. Being your own boss may give you some freedom and flexibility, but that freedom comes at the cost of… Read more » The post How To Take Breaks That Actually Make You More Productive appeared first on
Tags: Productivity, Business, Personal Development, Increase Productivity

7 Mistakes People Make Under the Umbrella of Productivity

Everybody wants to be successful, sexy, and productive. However, in order to be productive, you should experience some painful mistakes. In this post, I want to share a list of 7 productivity mistakes that I’ve made over the years. First, I have to admit that every now and then I still repeat some of those mistakes. It’s better that you accept that productivity and productive life is a journey — a never-ending one. Once you acknowledge that you are on a moving train, the journey becomes more ple...
Tags: Productivity, Lifehacks, Don, William Ury, Ury

Why humor is an essential life skill

Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject.Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught? None Mark Twain said that "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Productivity, Stanford, John Cleese, Happiness, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, Personal Growth, Plato, Northeastern University, Cleese

How to KonMari Your Mental Clutter

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Molly Gordon. Marie Kondo’s KonMari approach to transforming cluttered homes into havens of peace and contentment has captured imaginations worldwide. If we look to the heart of her approach, we’ll find principles that work equally well for clearing mental clutter. (Tweet this.) Why is it important to clear mental clutter? For the same reason that we clear physical clutter: to reveal what is important, beautiful, useful, or what, in Kondo’s terminology, “s...
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Lifehacks, Self-improvement, Personal Development, Empowerment, Flourishing, Motivation/Inspiration

Wellcome Trust drops plans to trial four-day working week

Research foundation says switch would be ‘too complex’ and unfair on some staffThe Wellcome Trust has scrapped plans to trial a four-day week for its 800 head office staff , saying it would be “too operationally complex to implement”.The £26bn London-based science research foundation was considering giving workers Fridays off with no reduction in pay. The Wellcome Trust planned to launch a trial this autumn, but on Friday told staff it would not go ahead. Continue reading...
Tags: Productivity, Business, London, UK News, Work & careers, Work-life balance, Wellcome Trust, staffThe Wellcome Trust

New tech at work and improving the employee experience – How to get it right – Interview with Carrie Duarte

Today’s interview is with Carrie Duarte, Partner at PwC, Workforce of the Future Leader and Director on PwC’s U.S. Board. Carrie joins me today to talk about PwC’s new Tech at work and employee experience research report, the main findings, what they mean and what leaders should be doing about them. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Only 20 percent of support teams provide self service and other customer experience trends – Interview with Jeff Titterton – and is number 299 in ...
Tags: Productivity, Business, UK, Technology, Leadership, Interviews, Global, US, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, Change, Culture, Innovation, Pwc, Team, Carrie

Creating ‘Craft Content’ for Remarkable Business Results

The term “craft” is a modern trend indicating something that’s been put together with care, appealing to select palates. In... Continue Reading The post Creating ‘Craft Content’ for Remarkable Business Results appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copywriting, Copyblogger Weekly

How to Use the Ivy Lee Method for Success

By Kayla Matthews In the modern world, people are very concerned about getting things done. Blame could go toward the state of the economy or the drive for more innovation, but the song remains the same: People want to be more productive to have something to show for their work. However, some are having a hard time doing it. Bullet journals and other analog organizers are trendy, and there are plenty of productivity tips for professionals that you could follow. But, truth be told, you don’t need...
Tags: Productivity, America, Success, United States, Branding, Don, Lee, Schwab, Kayla Matthews, Ivy Ledbetter Lee, Charles M Schwab, Clark Tibbs, Bethlehem Steel Corp, Ivy Lee Method

When Working Hard is Not Enough: 18 Ways to Work Smart

Most of the things we do require hard work. Whether it’s our job, relationships, and personal goals, we need to exert effort and work extra hard to get the best results possible. Unfortunately, working hard comes with negative effects. If you have been working hard for an extended period of time, there will come a point where you’ll realize that there’s only so much you can do by working hard. Don’t get me wrong – working hard is important. I’m a firm advocate of hard work as I can be quite the ...
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Goals, Success, Lifehacks, Don, Twitter Facebook, Celestine Chua

On Not Fighting Fires

There is a particular disposition some people possess that causes them to shift their focus, regardless of their role, from proactive to reactive. There are all sorts of benefits for holding this disposition, much of the rewards being psychological, including solving problems, creating value for others, doing exciting work, receiving praise and recognition, and constant variety. The disposition is one of being a firefighter. The firefighter is called to put down a blaze that, left unaddressed, w...
Tags: Productivity, Sales

Why The Time Is Right To Simplify Work

The following is a guest piece by Jesse Newton. Our organizations have become complicated messes. In a recent study 74% of respondents rated their organization as complex. Our highly complex organizations prohibit us from proactively focusing on the things that matter most and it has become too easy to get ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Productivity, Leadership, Management, Guest Posts, Complexity, Performance, Focus, Processes, Jesse Newton

Permission to Slow Down

A few months ago, I had the immense good fortune to get invited to display my first motorcycle project at... Continue Reading The post Permission to Slow Down appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Blogging, Creativity

Using Habitica to Build Habits and GTD

I have been using Habitica for last two months very religiously. Habitica is an open source project meant to promote good habits by introducing the concepts of role playing game. I started using Habitica in 2015, on and off. But since this February I have been using it regularly. It has also become my main TODO app. Habitica is an open source habit building program which treats your life like a Role Playing Game. Level up as you succeed, lose HP as you fail, earn money to buy weapons and armor...
Tags: Travel, Android, Productivity, Apps, Technology, Review, Life, Quantifiedself, JSON, Habitica, Free and Open Source, Basics Habitica, Hacks Habitica

A Deceptively Simple Way to Find More Happiness at Work

You don’t need to change everything about your job to see major benefits. A few changes here and there can be all you need.
Tags: Productivity, News, Vocational Training, Labor and Jobs

UK businesses using artificial intelligence to monitor staff activity

Unions warn systems such as Isaak may increase pressure on workers and cause distrustDozens of UK business owners are using artificial intelligence to scrutinise staff behaviour minute-to-minute by harvesting data on who emails whom and when, who accesses and edits files and who meets whom and when.The actions of 130,000 people in the UK and abroad are being monitored in real-time by the Isaak system, which ranks staff members’ attributes. Continue reading...
Tags: Productivity, Business, UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Work & careers, Computing, Data Protection, Isaak, Artificial intelligence (AI

5 Time Saving Tools For Startup Designers

As a designer at the beginning of his or her career, you cannot say that you have all the knowledge needed to do things by yourself – sans help. At… Read more » The post 5 Time Saving Tools For Startup Designers appeared first on
Tags: Productivity, Business, Tools, Time Saving, Editor's Choice, Time Saving Tools For Startup Designers

Office Diplomacy: 7 Ways You Can Surprise Your Boss with an Unexpected Gift

While it is really important to maintain a cordial relation with your boss, it is equally important to express your gratitude towards him/her. One good way to do this is by gifting them on unexpected occasions. A gift can be an abstract as well as materialistic. What matters is how thoughtful the gift is. Surprising your boss with an unexpected gift not only draws his/her attention towards you, but also helps you get in their good books while you do something for them to express your gratitude....
Tags: Productivity, Business, Cook, Office, Small Business Advice, Business Gifts

Want More Productive Meetings? Cut These 7 Time-Wasters

By Jennifer Faught I recently was working with a new team who shared that their management meetings last five-plus hours each week, and they still leave without clear results or outcomes. In fact, this practice has infiltrated the entire company culture, with people complaining about the frequency and inefficiency of meetings, leaving them frustrated, confused and with little time to execute. Meetings are necessary in business, so how can you make the most of them and keep them from wasting yo...
Tags: Productivity, Leadership, Sales, Company Culture, Employee Productivity, Operations, Jennifer, Time Wasters, Effective Meetings, Business Meeting, Petra Coach, Jennifer Faught

Podcast #495: Wish You Had More Time? What You Really Want is More Memories

When you ask people about their schedules, they’ll typically tell you they’re very busy, and don’t have enough time for sleep or for leisure activities. Yet when they’re actually asked to track their time, it turns out that they work less and sleep more than they realize. My guest today studied and dug into this disparity. Her name is Laura Vanderkam and she’s the author of several books on the personal use of time, including the focus of our discussion: Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Ge...
Tags: Productivity, Podcast, Life, Squarespace, Laura, Alastair Humphreys, Laura Vanderkam, Laura Laura

Lesson Learned: Don’t let ego get in the way of learning

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, coach, trainer and Florida Realtors faculty member Angela Territo.
Tags: Productivity, Learning, Radio, Agent, Time Management, Coaching, Ego, Select, Florida Realtors, Christy Murdock Edgar, Angela Territo

Employee engagement vs. happiness at work – what should companies focus on?

I met a manager recently who claimed in no uncertain terms that companies should forget all about employee happiness and focus only on engagement.  He argued that people can be happy at work without performing well, whereas employee engagement leads directly to better performance. I’ve actually heard this claim a few times recently, but it is still wrong. In this article we’ll look at why. But first let’s define the two terms. Both can be defined in many different ways, which will confuse any di...
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Leadership, Careers, Canada, Gallup, Happy At Work, Best of site, Ed Diener, International Partners Sheona McGraw of Cloud