If work is getting done, it’s probably a Tuesday. By a wide margin, that’s our most productive day of the week, according to an Accountemps poll. Thursdays and Fridays? We might as well stay home.
Just because they’re often hailed as productivity tools doesn’t mean smartphones are always helpful. How do you draw the line between what’s helping and hurting? Some experts offer their take on the issue.
Like overeating, procrastination is challenging because it’s impossible to give it up entirely. While humans don’t need to smoke or drink alcohol, they can’t survive without eating and they can’t exist without putting off some tasks until later.
If your inbox is always overstuffed and you feel overwhelmed, you’re probably not getting everything done, says Elizabeth Grace Saunders, founder of Real Life E Time Coaching & Training. Here's what you should be doing instead:
Get the most out of your breaks ... Practice “mind over mattress” to become a productivity superstar ... Identify flights with Wi-Fi.
- December 24, 2013
The first few minutes after you arrive at work are critical to organizing your workday. Follow these three steps to coordinate—and simplify—your day's work.
- December 20, 2013
The Mini Tasker App is a free application that Android users can employ to make their phones operate on autopilot, says Lifehacker writer Alan Henry.
- December 18, 2013
Learn how to budget your cognitive resources with these tips from Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan.
- November 14, 2013
With so many distractions available via social media sites and other online pursuits, maintaining your focus at work is becoming increasingly difficult. Luckily, there are applications to help you regain that focus.
Any conviction you have when starting work on a project fades fast when word of a deadline extension comes through. The same problems you had the first time around loom even more the second time ...