productivity

A 8-post collection


To work-from-home can be a real challenge. When the change happens and one starts working from home either by choice or by the evolution of the workplace the change in routine can have a high impact on ones’ self-perception and the differentiation between personal and professional time tends to become to disappear since you do work-from-home, where you tend to spend your private time. To become a successful work-from-home employee there are some pitfalls that have to be avoided and if you incorporate new routines in your life you will probably become a successful work-from-home employee. From starters don’t...

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Shift patterned work, especially rotation including night duty are an important factor in determining the development of maladaptive fatigue. In the study: Work-related fatigue and recovery: the contribution of age, domestic responsibilities and shift work developed by Peter C. Winwood BDS BPsych, Antony H. Winefield PhD and Kurt Lushington PhD from the Department of Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia we can clearly notice the impact of shift work on other factors, including age. The authors refer that the youngest group reported the highest fatigue and the longer recovering period than the older group. But the later had experience...

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During the summer you get the chance to talk to a lot more people and catch-up on the trivia. One subject that came up this week was “Mondays”. Some people loathe, others love them. On the first category in the small sample that we surveyed were mainly young and single or single”ish”. This group attributed their mental fatigue to their job, call center and telemarketing (most of the ones we talked to) related that their job was stressing and consumed all their energy leaving them tired during the week. Something that suddenly was gone by Friday… and Saturday only...

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Libby Kane wrote in Business Insider a curious article on how 2 seemingly obvious questions can get you the most productive work days: 1- What is most important right now? and What do you feel like doing? Here is how answering these questions can improve your productivity: on the first question, this is dictated by your project managing and task managing system. First, she recommends to list the most important tasks and then introduce a secondary parameter for evaluation of the priority such as Deadlines, people waiting, and when will you see the return on your effort. We would suggest...

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A recent study developed in Japan by the Keio University of Tokyo showed that Happiness improves productivity. This study highlights 4 factors that are directly correlated to happiness in the workplace: self-realization and growth, connection and gratitude, a sense of optimism, and independence. A recent study developed in Japan by the Keio University of Tokyo showed that Happiness improves productivity. This study highlights 4 factors that are directly correlated to happiness in the workplace: self-realization and growth, connection and gratitude, a sense of optimism, and independence. A stressor factor is a structure still used in many companies in a top-down...

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