Articles about Productivity

Productivity

This is what meetings will look like in 2028

How the bring-your-own-device landscape will continue to change the way meetings are viewed and conducted over the next decade, and how it could affect your company’s meeting culture.

Sleep

How writing a five-minute to-do list can help you fall asleep more quickly

We already know that writing a to-do list can help us hold ourselves accountable during busy work days. What you may not know is that your nightly to-do list can also be a way to cure your insomnia.

Email

3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails

When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.

Email

How to stop email procrastination and achieve Inbox Zero

Inbox zero doesn't have to be a myth. Here's how experts suggest tackling email overload in our inboxes.

Side Hustles

4 ways to finally choose a side hustle you actually love

Finding a way to earn a little money on the side when you already have a packed schedule is only half the battle — picking a source of this new income can prove equally as challenging. Here's how to choose a side hustle.

Advice

Here’s how to be less anxious while waiting to hear back about a job

Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be an excruciating exercise in anxiety. To be less anxious about the wait, change your outlook.

Management

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.

Bosses

4 things to do when your manager treats you like a ghost

Ever feel like your manager either doesn't want you to succeed, or won't even give you occasional praise, even when it's well deserved? You definitely don't have to suffer in silence — this is what you should do instead of feeling undervalued.

Science of Work

Study: Your partner’s cell phone use might be dragging down your career

A new study has found that a spouse's cell phone use at home can lead to a lower sense of job performance and career satisfaction for their partner.

Networking

Here’s how to get more out of networking events

Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other attendees during breaks and cocktail receptions, then rush to the next session. Here are some strategies could help you stand out a networking events for all the right reasons.

Productivity

This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

Dan Pink's new book "When" provides scientifically-based insights on the best and worst use of our time, for maximum productivity.

Productivity

This can be the most important day of your month

As the new year gets underway, many of us may be finding our ambitious resolutions hard to keep. How do we stay accountable to ourselves?

Sleep

When you fail at counting sheep, try this word game to fall asleep

if you still can't sleep after counting sheep, try this sleep trick backed by cognitive science on how to purposefully scramble your thoughts using a word game until you can fall asleep.

Productivity

5 ways to take a work break — and none include your phone

The next time you need to take a break at work, choose an activity that is restorative so you feel refreshed and more prepared to tackle the rest of your day. Here are the top nine.

Inspiration

Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

Winfrey has had a lifetime to build her wisdom. As a daytime talk show host, Winfrey became a pioneer in making a career out of giving confessional advice. Here's a roundup of her best career lessons.

News

These are the cities hit hardest by the winter blues

It's easy to feel like all you want to do is crawl back under the covers instead of heading to work in the morning. These are the top cities where the winter season brings workers down emotionally.

Productivity

10 ways to turn yourself into a productivity dynamo

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week. How can you improve that? Here are 10 easy ways that could change your life.

Productivity

How to take a ‘think week’ (or day) like Bill Gates

To recharge our tired minds and come back stronger than our competition, we need to leave the regular routine and distractions within our office. Here's how Bill Gates does it.

Office Life

Five rude emails you send without realizing it

Avoid these top 5 worst emails sins.

Holidays

4 ways to push through holiday withdrawal

After the holiday season, you totally have permission to feel a little sluggish when getting back to work. Here's how to get through the holiday withdrawal during your first few days back in the office.

New Year

4 anti-resolutions that you can actually keep in 2018

To address your bad old habits, consider pledging your allegiance to anti-resolutions this year. Here's a list of easy ones you can follow in 2018 to have a more productive, fulfilling career.

Office Life

4 tips for creating the perfect online web presence

What you do online is also important long before you get a job. How to curate your web presence so every recruiter who finds you wants to hire you.

Health

How to alleviate your lower-back pain from the comfort of your desk

The leading cause for missing work around the world is lower back pain. Here are stretches you can do to alleviate it without getting up from your desk.

Management

Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better

New research finds that when workers hear criticism, they rarely take it to heart. Instead, they seek out people who will tell them they're great. Here's how to do better.

Advice

Seven things deeply intuitive people do differently

If you want to make better decisions in life, you’d do well to brush up on your intuition skills. Learn from those who have the habit.