We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.
The passive aggressive note leaver, the terse email sender, the full-on meltdown artist: there are as many kinds of jerks at work as there are stars in the sky. So what's the best way to deal with them without losing your mind?
Whether you love it or hate it, Office is the biggest productivity suite in the world. With luck, and with these tips, you can work smarter, be more productive and get more done so you have time to do the other things you actually want to do.
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
Learning something new is always an exciting endeavour to commence. The problem is that most of us get wrapped up in busy distractions throughout the day so that we can never find the time to learn the new skill we want. Luckily, there’s a better solution.
Last year we sent over 2.5 billion emails. And here’s the bad news. In spite of a good amount of loathing, that number is only expected to grow. The volume is an issue, as is the time you spend on it. In fact, reports say you check it about 36 times per hour. 36 times. In a single hour.