Want something better? The founder of Blue Bottle Coffee found the market “repulsive,” and decided to take on the industry.
You’re probably not getting enough sleep, but you might not be as far off the mark as you think.
Most sleep experts would offer that aiming for between seven to nine hours of snooze time a night is optimal for feeling refreshed and productive the next day. In a new report researchers are closing in on what may just be that magic nightly number—and it’s not nine hours, or even eight as once believed.
Could checking Facebook and getting a lunchtime cocktail be what you need to get focused?
We’ve all been there. That time in the afternoon when you just can’t seem to focus, not because of a lack of stuff to do, but because your mind keeps wandering to things you could do to procrastinate. Maybe you take some time to check Facebook and Instagram on your phone, or browse the Internet to catch up on what’s been happening around the world.
It’s no secret that these things probably won’t help you with your productivity. But what if we told you that there were some sites that would help energize you, or that taking a social media break was good for keeping you motivated during the day? Here are four ways to help boost your productivity at work.
“You know what scares me? Being trapped.
I’m not talking about the kind of claustrophobia that keeps people out of crowded elevators. I’m referring to “career claustrophobia,” a stagnation that stifles even the most promising careers. Surprisingly, this dysfunction is so pervasive today that scarcely anyone notices it.”
“The symmetry of clocks lulls us into believing that time is a fixed commodity, but studies indicate that’s not the way it’s experienced. Time speeds up as we age. And the older you get, the more quickly it appears to vanish.”
Take that messy desk to task, or pick up and leave it all behind, with these apps for organizing and moving.
You can’t avoid this forever: If you have a bad relationship with your boss, Here’s how to speak up for yourself without getting fired.
The founder of travel startup Peek shares how she stays open to inspiration, wherever it finds her.
You might be rocking headphones while you read this—but does what’s playing make you better at your job?
How many of these communication fails have you committed? Recognize where you’re coming up short—and find out how to change.
“We can look at willpower like a muscle—it can get exhausted by overuse, but just like our physical muscles, there are some researchers who believe we might be able to strengthen our willpower by training it.”
When’s the best time to schedule a meeting? For many managers, the answer is clear: first thing in the morning. Your team is fresh, you make sure you’re all on the same page, and you set yourself up for a productive day.
But there are plenty of arguments against the morning meeting. Before you make it your default option, consider these factors:
“Life does not have a recipe. Then why should you serve up your next business, book, or song following someone else’s recipe?”
Some may be obvious, like watching out for typos and misspelled words, but others—like cookie-cutter copies or file names—might be more sneaky mistakes you’re making when looking for a job.