Articles about Productivity


How to psych yourself up for a challenging assignment

With sky-high expectations, a tight deadline and a whole lot of moving parts, you've got yourself a pretty challenging assignment. Here's how to finally get started once you stop groaning about it.


4 ways to be more formulaic in a good way

Adding as many formulaic activities to your professional life as possible can help with your own formula for success.


3 ways a business leader gets people to follow

Here are three ways a company leader can get people to follow, and do so without being punitive and domineering.

career change

3 of the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make

If you obsess over the details, you’ll never get the results you’re looking for.


How to rebound after not landing a big promotion

Here's how to cultivate positive meaning after being passed over for a promotion and rebound more brilliantly than ever before.


How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

When you procrastinate, you might feel better in the short-term, but you will suffer in the long-term. One thing that all procrastinators have in common is that procrastination has a price.


Conquer distractions with this simple chart

In this Golden Age of distractions, what does it take to focus? Instead of blaming our puny attention spans, we should dig deeper to understand how certain products affect us.


4 ways to beat the bad weather blues

Spring weather may not be here yet, but that shouldn't stop you from embracing the new season.


What I learned from Sheryl Sandberg’s class on resilience

I took Sheryl Sandberg's class on resilience. Here's what it taught me that can be applied to our careers.


I worked in three different environments for a month. Here’s what I found

As a freelance writer working part-time for a content marketing agency, I have the luxury of choosing my favorite workspace.

Office Life

Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all

There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.


Here’s how much time and money you save by working remotely

Working remotely means no more expensive commutes, no more costly work uniforms, and no more $15 lunches you end up buying in a rush. Sign us up!


10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

To be your authentic self, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs.


Study: 77% of adults are on the Internet every day! Here’s how to keep it from controlling your life

We spend a lot of time on the Internet, but it's possible to escape its grasp.

How To

These are the secrets to keeping your team productive and happy during March Madness

How can a manager rein it in while not totally putting the kibosh on office camaraderie and fun?


Bad sleep habits cost companies over $136 billion in lost productivity

So you got a bad night of sleep? Maybe you are a bit tired at work the next morning? Maybe this actually happens a few nights per week? No big deal, right? WRONG.


7 productivity hacks for when you don’t sleep a wink

There’s nothing more taxing — or overwhelming — than attempting to get through your workday when you’re exhausted. Before your boss catches you napping in your cubicle, read these tips on how to maintain steam at the office, no sleep required.


6 essential tips for keeping track of time while you travel

When traveling for work, you may be off your regular clock, but there is still a clock. Here's how to pay attention to it when you travel.

How To

Why I decided to ditch all the apps and go back to a paper planner

Here’s what the transition was like, and what I learned after the first month reacquainting myself with it.


All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are. When you ignore the foundation of what makes you good, you will never be consistent. The key to consistency? Repetition.


5 ways to help you work from home multiple days in a row

When you're not used to it, trying to work from home can be difficult. Here's how to adapt to remote work quickly without getting burnt out.


How to focus at work when your mind is somewhere else

Ever find yourself in a situation where you get to work after a crazy morning, and just can't seem to snap out of your brain fog? Here are a few tips on how to focus when your mind is somewhere else.


This is why it’s a good idea to step out of the office and head outside

When the busy workday gets to be too much, some of us go outside for a much-needed breather to go look at the nature surrounding us.


Study reveals the work issues people lose the most sleep over

People stay up worrying for a variety of reasons, but for some, it's because of work. Nearly half of workers can't get a good night's rest because of their jobs.


It’s in the tea leaves: Study says one cup a day boosts creativity

Next time you're looking for inspiration for your next brainstorming session, take a break to brew yourself a cup of tea. Just one cup of black tea has the power to boost creativity long after you drink it.