Productivity

Why Setting Deadlines for Your Staff Is a Waste of Time

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A new study suggests enforced due dates lead to rushed or subpar work

How to Never Be Late Again

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Want to avoid a reputation for tardiness? A four-step guide to showing up on time, every time

Why You Should Let Your Staff Have Side Gigs

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So what if your employees are driving Ubers or building Etsy empires on the side? The skills they pick up moonlighting can make your business stronger

Does Your Office Smell Productive?

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Aromatherapy isn't just for spas and cosmetics stores any more: The odours in your office can affect the way your people work

5 CEO Resolutions for the New Year

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This year, I'm making less work for myself, so that I can get more done

Is This the Future of Office I.D. Cards?

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It might seem creepy, but transdermal microchips could eliminate tedious workplace routines

Why You Should Hygge Your Office for the Winter Season

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Feel like hibernating? Everyone else does, too. Time to up the coziness of your cube farm

How to Prepare for the Perfect Workday

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A little self-affirmation on your morning commute can leave you feeling happier all day long, which is great for your productivity. A four-step guide to personal pep talks

Why You Can’t Trust a Happy Coder

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A recent study suggests software developers exhibit this potentially business-damaging behaviour when they're in a good mood

How After-Work Drinks Could Make Your Team More Productive

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Colleagues who go out to unwind together over a cocktail do better work, and get paid more, too. But leaders need to do more than just add booze and stir