Why This Company Thinks Employees Decorating Others’ Cubicles is Anything But a Waste of Time

23 Feb

“Part of it is the nature of working with creative people that are looking for an outlet to express it not just in their work, but as a way of showing affection for their co-workers and having fun,” explains Bluebeam’s Chief Human Capital Officer, Tracy Heverly, about the tradition [of decorating office cubes]. “You have to have had those shared experiences with your colleagues to know how best to work with them in the actual work setting when things get hard.” More >>

Take Back Your Mornings

9 Feb

Great mornings don’t just happen. They’re planned and nurtured. It’s about creating a routine that works, that keeps you inspired and not just wired, about making you happier and satisfied. The moves can take some adjusting, but will put you in the company of some of the most successful creatives and leaders working today. This infographic pulls together research from sleep experts and productivity thought leaders to help you not only take back your morning, but add hours to your week. More >>

10 Little Ways to Sneak in Exercise at Work

10 Nov

Hectic schedules can make it seem impossible to fit workouts into our busy week. The prospect of packing a gym bag, trudging to your local gym, working out, showering, changing, and trudging back to where you came from takes an awful lot of time. One great solution? Work physical activity into your everyday routine. More >>

How to Get More Done By Doing Less

6 Oct

Productivity is generally thought of in terms of, “How do I get more done?”

If we’re lucky, we work in teams and environments where that perspective is at least softened by combining it with a measure of efficiency or impact, but even then we don’t fully escape the rat-race-like pursuit of more. More >>

50 Easy Ways to Become Productive Right Now

29 Sep

 

It’s 3 p.m. Or it’s Tuesday. Or you’re slipping into a food coma. Or you’re just feeling kind of … meh.

Whatever it is, your productivity has hit a serious low point. Getting back into a state of flow is by no means easy, but fortunately productivity isn’t an all-or-nothing state. Instead, little changes to your surroundings and work habits can add up to some big changes in your output. More >>

How to Use Workplace Email Most Effectively

15 Sep

For over a decade now, email has been only of the top forms of communication for businesses.

Of course, as time and the workplace itself evolves, there’s an increasing amount of internal communication options. As these methods for interacting grow in number, it also becomes a bit trickier to remember the right “etiquette” for all of them. More >>

11 Life-Hack Gadgets That Will Make Your Workspace More Comfortable and Organized

25 Aug

If you’re anything like the average American, you’re going to spend the majority of your time working or doing related activities.

So having a workspace that makes you feel comfortable, in control, and relaxed is not only an important key to productivity but also to maintaining a high level of happiness. More >>

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

18 Aug

Whether you’re working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The good news? That struggle will be a thing of the past if you implement these 15 scientifically-proven methods for increasing your productivity. More >>

Is Your Email Out of Control? Try These 5 Easy Strategies to Get on Top of It

4 Aug

Does looking at your mobile email app give you anxiety? Is your inbox overflowing with unread messages, eCards you haven’t responded to, and other incomprehensible requests you haven’t had the time to touch?

If yes, your email is out of control. But don’t worry. These 5 effortless strategies will get you on top of your email again–and your life. More >>