Category Archives: Human Behavior: Productivity

Real Focus: Take control and start living the life you want






Psychologies, the leading magazine for intelligent people, provides their inspirational yet rigorous approach to the perennial topic of focus, to include topics of mindfulness, clarity and productivity. How are you today? We would hazard a guess that your answer will … Continue reading






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My Most Important Productivity Method






You can read entire books on productivity, dozens of blog posts, and implement half a dozen different productivity systems. But at the end of the day, you’d have gotten nothing important done. The truth is, productivity is fairly simple, in … Continue reading






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Mindfulness in the Workplace Improves Employee Focus, Attention, Behavior: Case Western






[NEWSWISE] — Mindfulness is often viewed as either a touchy-feely fad or valuable management tool that can lift an entire workplace. A new comprehensive analysis of mindfulness research, co-directed by a management scientist at Case Western Reserve University, suggests the … Continue reading






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4 tips for those addicted to distractions






I won’t lie. . . I sat down to write this article five different times. Each time, I ended up distracted. How ironic. Is it just me that struggles to accomplish what I actually set out to do in a … Continue reading






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Ignoring Makes People More Efficient






Newswise — People searching for something can find it faster if they know what to look for. But new research suggests knowing what not to look for can be just as helpful. Although previous studies concluded that attempting to ignore … Continue reading






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Can sustainable office buildings increase workers’ productivity?






Green buildings can both protect the environment and benefit the people using them. But to do so, users should be involved in the planning from the very beginning. Efforts to make buildings environmentally sustainable often focus on the technical side, … Continue reading






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Digital assistants may actually decrease productivity






There comes a point in every adult’s life when one stops and thinks: I could really use a personal assistant. I know I could. The Washington Post’s budget, however, doesn’t stretch to provide each reporter with a personal aide. But … Continue reading






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10 things successful people do before breakfast






Quit stumbling out of bed, grabbing a bad bodega coffee and heading to the office before you’ve even had a chance to figure out what day it is. It’s not just bad for your health — it’s bad for your … Continue reading






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10 ways to make the wi-fi in your house more powerful






The communications watchdog says wireless networks in homes and offices are often set up incorrectly or they’re suffering from “interference” from electronics with wiring like baby monitors and things like microwaves. Ofcom has launched a free app called Wi-Fi Checker … Continue reading






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Email response-time factors: new study






What are the chances that a person will respond to your email in the next hour? And why is the reply so terse? New study by USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers finds that email responses depend on a variety … Continue reading






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The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity interventions on worker productivity: a systematic review






Occup Environ Med. 2015 Jun;72(6):401-12. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102678. Epub 2015 Mar 16. The impact of onsite workplace health-enhancing physical activity interventions on worker productivity: a systematic review. Pereira MJ1, Coombes BK1, Comans TA2, Johnston V1. Abstract The aim of this study … Continue reading






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Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting? Harvard Business Review






“Let’s schedule a meeting” has become the universal default response to most business issues. Not sure what to do on a project? Let’s schedule a meeting. Have a few ideas to share? Let’s schedule a meeting. Struggling with taking action? … Continue reading






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4 common productivity tips that are actually the worst






You’ve heard the same “tried and true” advice from productivity experts for years. And I’ll admit it — I’ve given and taken this advice myself. But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. Most of the “best” … Continue reading






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Bad Middle Managers Are Just a Reflection of Their Bosses: New Study






Newswise — Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ treatment of employees reflects how bosses treat them,” … Continue reading






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How Messy Workspace Undermines Your Persistence






The disorganized accumulation of papers and coffee cups scattered across your desk may help you project the impression that you’re working at full throttle, but in fact it’s probably dragging you down. We’ve found that people sitting at messy desks … Continue reading






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Social media use at work harms businesses, cuts productivity






New research from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) shows that the use of online social media for personal purposes during working hours can have a negative effect on work performance and the well-being of organisations. … Continue reading






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The 1 Spot in Your Office You Need to Avoid at All Costs






Want to have a productive day? Stay away from the printer. A new survey finds that printer and copier stations are basically a black hole for productivity. Office technology company Brother International Corporation says workers waste an average of 13 … Continue reading






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Take notes by hand, not on computer, for better long-term comprehension






Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks — research shows that taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over the long term. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a … Continue reading






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