Articles about Productivity

Office Life

Survey: Employees say this type of music boosts productivity

While research has found that millennials who feel like their finances are secure are more likely to listen to classical music, a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps shows that among office workers who say listening to music at work helps them get more done, "pop" is the top genre that boosts their productivity.

Job search

Make your resume more like a blockbuster movie

So, how can you make your resume more tempting at first glance? Catch their interest from the first minute. We're here to help.

Productivity

Eliminate failure with mental simulations

The pain of failing is a result of a poor match between our subjective preferences and the objective reality. It’s not an easy thing to deal with.

Productivity

This is what inventors can teach us about success

Unfortunately, the path to positive change is not always obvious. Whether you’re trying to build a successful business or reach a breakthrough in your creative work, the route to success can be elusive.

the whole human

The single most proven thing you can do right now to get smarter and happier

Being in good shape increases your ability to learn.

The Whole Human

This is the antidote to failure

When we react to failure with shame or anger, two things happen: First, we forego a learning opportunity. Second, we empower it.

The Whole Human

The 3 requirements for huge success (according to science and billionaires)

If you don’t have strategies and people and resources ... then you won’t be motivated and you won't achieve your goals or see success.

Mental Health

3 ways to stay calm when you’re anxious about a big career opportunity

You truly deserve the new opportunity that's coming your way, but how you feel won't change until you actually start believing it.

Office Life

On obstacles, ‘the process’ and pivot points

Take chances, put yourself out there and watch what the market tells you. There’s a signal in all the noise, and if you listen closely you’ll find it.

The Whole Human

You can be a critic or a creator (but you have to choose one)

Which one would you rather be: the brave creator or the cowering critic? We live in an age when criticism is easy. It’s expected. But is it necessary?

News

The fastest-growing business type in every state

Software publishing stood out. It leads the way in five states and was the second-fastest growing business type in the country.

Job search

11 bad and outdated job-hunting tips you should stop believing

There are job search tips that you might still receive that are just ... bad. Some tips are simply outdated and need to be ignored.

Advice

Research reveals: How to create happy memories that will last a lifetime

Latest research on how to create memories for a happier life.

How To

What you do is not why you do it – Finding your purpose at work

How to tell the difference between healthy and harmful ambition and why there’s no such thing as “winning” in work – or life.

How To

The top 5 things that will significantly improve your productivity today

To alleviate this stress and confusion, here are the top productivity strategies that will significantly improve your productivity today.

Productivity

The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic

Millennials have entered a professional world where their realities are wildly different from the ones Boomers knew. They prioritize things that don’t make sense to Boomers because their environment has different demands.

the whole human

This is the secret to improving your self-esteem

Stop lying to yourself that you’re so awesome.

The Commute

The states with the safest and most dangerous commutes

Commutes are a major part of our lives – we spend nearly 38,000 total hours driving – so, what are the best and worst states for drivers?

Communication

How to write an out-of-office email that works

The added bonuses of humor can sweeten the out-of-office message, but ultimately, all you need to do is let people know that you are alive yet unreachable.

Productivity

Almost half of employees worldwide think they could do their job in 5 hours or less each day

The case is getting stronger for a shorter workweek. According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, 78% of full-time workers say it would take less than seven hours each day to do their job.

The Whole Human

Jessica Alba’s self-confidence hack might surprise you

The actress and entrepreneur sat down with Arianna Huffington and spoke about self-confidence, handling rejection and learning from failure.

Vacation

6 reasons why a two-week vacation could be too long

"One of the biggest reasons not to take a two-week vacation is returning with a ton of stress because there is too much on your plate.

Gender at Work

No more ‘leaning in’ – the neoliberal myth of the superhero businesswoman holds us all back

To build a future in which a businesswoman can have the freedom to achieve full potential, we need a better understanding of why they are lagging behind.

Productivity

4 secrets to reading body language like an expert

In five minutes you can often evaluate people with 70% accuracy.

Motivation

The 3 requirements for achieving huge goals (according to psychology)

As your WHY gets bigger, the HOW gets easier and begins taking care of itself. It's a beautiful way to live and can be applied to all levels of achievement.