The Rule of 3 is a productivity tactic that has you outlining your long and short-term goals. By making your goals clear, you are making yourself accountable and you know exactly what you are working toward.
This winter has been cold. Yes, winter usually is, but this winter has been especially cold, icy and snowy. It has been the mother of all winters, and most of us are just happy that it’s almost over (I hope!). But, what has this extreme weather done for your productivity? Well, according to researchers from the Harvard Business School, the recent weather has been good for employee productivity.
We’ve talked a lot about how a short workout during the day can give you a nice jolt of energy to get you through the afternoon. But, it turns out it can boost your brain power too. A 20-minute yoga session can help you get focused.
Burnout is generally thought of as something that happens when your hard work and long hours finally catch up with you. It’s basically the tired, defeated feeling you get when your life is all work and no play. But, new research found that this is just one type of burnout employees experience.
It’s likely that you work over eight hours every day. It’s also likely that during certain portions of the day, your productivity level is much higher than others. How can you keep your productivity consistent throughout the day? James Reinhart, cofounder of thredUp.com, shared five morning rituals to keep you productive all day. Here are the three that do it for me.
We all know the feeling — sometimes after days of grinding it out at our usual workspace, the only thing that seems brighter than a change of scenery is a two-week vacation. Since the latter is not a viable option for most of us, why not give the first one a shot? Poolsidepreneurs, an LA based start-up, can help you make this change of scenery a reality, and in doing so boost your productivity.
Working long hours isn’t just bad for your productivity and work-life balance, but it’s also bad for your health. A recent article in The Economist displays a scatter graph which shows the correlation between the number of hours you work and premature death. According to the graph, the more hours a person works a year, the higher their “potential years of life lost” (PYLL) will be.
Every day at around 3 pm, I hit a slump. I’m suddenly sleepy, I can’t focus and will give in to every single distraction that comes my way. And, I’m not alone. This is the afternoon slump. We all suffer from it, but there are a few ways we can get through the afternoon without completely losing our productivity.
We’ve talked a lot about the impact of treadmill desks, including the health benefits, and how simply getting your blood flowing can help your focus. According to recent research, using treadmill desks do in fact make workers more productive.
As I went through school, I was constantly being ridiculed for doodling in my notebooks, on pieces of paper, and occasionally in my books for class. Traditionally, people have seen doodling as a distraction, something to entertain ourselves because the subject matter at hand is too boring to catch our attention. However, according to recent research, doodling is your mind spontaneously reacting with the information it receives in an attempt to understand this information more clearly and concisely.
This is a guest post by Rebecca Fox.
Boosting a worker’s productivity is a challenge for many business leaders across the world, as they seek to find ways to make staff more efficient in getting their work done. Several tried and trusted methods are employed in many parts of the globe, with effective results. Here is a selection of ideas worth considering.
Becoming more productive requires time, patience and whole lot of will power. But, you won’t get anywhere if you don’t take advice from some of the busiest and most productive people out there. The below infographic from Open Forum provides five useful productivity tups from incredibly busy people.
Distractions are the number one killer of productivity. From emails to loud coworkers, there are many things that throw off our focus. In order to work at our most productive level, we must learn how to block out these distractions in order to ensure efficient and high quality work. Here are some tips on how to ignore the things that distract you.