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Productivity

This Common Workplace Practice Is Causing Major Health Issues

: Inc. | John Brandon | Posted 03.19.2014 | Small Business

Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to technology. Some are terrible at doing regular data back-ups because it's not a high priority (you know w...

The Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

Our Disengagement Economy burdens us with cost we cannot afford. We can no longer give ourselves or our leaders a pass on disengagement.

How Alex Banayan, the 21-Year-Old VC and Author, Spends His Mornings

Caroline Pugh | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Caroline Pugh

Mornings are often the most coveted part of the day, especially for business executives and startup co-founders. It's the time of day that many find t...

Three Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Organization

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.18.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

We all know what creative genius looks like: a young man working feverishly to produce a stunning new artistic breakthrough (Pablo Picasso) or write groundbreaking code (Mark Zuckerberg). But, says economist David Galenson, that stereotype gets the nature of creativity fundamentally wrong -- and it's an expensive mistake for businesses.

5 Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

As I worked through the list of techniques I'd collected, the post became so long that I had to split it in half. Here are even more suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours.

Behind On A Deadline? Read This

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe's tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here's a quick read. (It should be -- you have a deadline, right?)

Making telework more widespread in government

Tom Fox | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Telework is slowly gaining a foothold in the federal government, but changing the attitudes of managers and supervisors who want to see their employee...

Generation 'Y' Can't We Sleep?

Scott Fetters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Fetters

I'm obsessed with tracking. I have numerous tools for tracking metrics, hours, and even an activity tracker for my personal life. Oddly enough, I never tracked my daily work routine from waking up to dozing off -- until now. Suitably dubbed, The 6 a.m. Experiment.

Employee Engagement: The Key to Unlocking Your Team's Potential (Infographic)

David Hassell | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
David Hassell

The stress and loss of productivity that comes with turnover can be detrimental to any business. Research shows that 30 percent of employees are likely searching for a new position online when they should be working, ultimately affecting your bottom line.

The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

All of us must lead amid chaos, yet some succeed and others fail. That is because some leaders take this chaos and dance with it, learn from it, and adapt to it, but many of us take this chaos and unwittingly create more chaos.

Green Buildings Are Healthy Buildings - Let's Prove the Case

Jane Henley | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Jane Henley

Sick leave costs the economy a staggering $576 billion a year -- and that's just in the U.S. Wider mental health problems also come at a significant c...

A Primer on Corporate Mobile Communication

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Lisa Chau

According to the study, only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged at work and this problem costs businesses almost $550 billion per year.

Never Waste Time Again

Michael Taft | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

This meditation in motion practice will serious up the hours per week you spend doing something useful and positive. They may even help you to be present in every situation and experience of your life. And that's the goal, isn't it?

Is Your Job Standing In The Way Of Your Life?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Whether you're spending too much time at the office or taking your stress out on your family, allowing your job take over your life is a slippery slope of misery.

Teamwork In Business Is Overrated

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

I've talked a lot about our obsession with teamwork (and its dark shadow, totally unnecessary consensus), but also the WASPy, milquetoast way people speak in corporate America. Sometimes, "collaboration" is just another word for shared incompetence.

How to Guarantee You'll Be Less Productive and Never Have Any Time for Yourself

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

If you want to be less productive and never have any personal time for yourself, keep beating yourself up for what you haven't accomplished and keep managing your to-do list the way you always have.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

Many long-time meditators have watched the rise in popularity of meditation and mindfulness with great interest. For decades the research into meditat...

The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life

Robyn Scott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Robyn Scott

Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds -- no more, no less -- to write down the most important points.

Get Back In The Swing Of Things After A Long Weekend

Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Workday Healthier

Lyudmila Bouzinova | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lyudmila Bouzinova

One of the most profound actions you can take to ensure continued success is to set up your surroundings and schedule to align with your goals. Let's start with your office. Here are five tips and tricks you can implement to improve your health while at work!

How to Radically Re-Organize Your Office

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by email? Tormented by stacks of paper? Paralyzed by the clutter in your office? Management professor Jackie Gilbert did, too - but she found a way to conquer it, and her lessons can help almost any executive enjoy a cleaner office and a clearer mind.

On the Necessity of Giving Your Gift, and Living Your Truth

Zachary Stockill | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Zachary Stockill

What brings you the most joy and satisfaction? What do you do that gives you the most pleasure? What is your heart moved to give? What are your hands ...

Maxed Out Parents: 5 Strategies to Ease Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Paula Davis-Laack

Six specific sources of burnout have been identified, and to date, much of the research about these sources has been related to work; however, I am surprised at how well they translate to non-work and specifically, to parenting.

11 Ways Get Out of Bed Faster and Have More Energy in the Morning

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Fishbein

You hear the wretched sound of your alarm...you awake...it's 7am on Monday and you have to be at work in two hours...you're tired and grumpy...and it'...

If You Were a Horrible Boss, Would You Even Know It?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Why are there so many bad bosses? They're bad because everyone is afraid to tell them. And generally, as you climb the corporate ladder, fewer and fewer people tell you the truth. This is terribly unfair when you think about it. What's a horrible boss to do? I can give you three proven steps.