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5 Apps To Help You Swing Back Into Productivity Mode

This article was written by Amber Mac and published in FastCompany.com. A look at the best new apps designed to help you stay on top of email, keep your to-do lists streamlined, type on the go, and even wake up more easily. As kids across the country jump back into their busy school routines this … Continue reading

Secrets of the Productive Nap

This article was written by Jessica Stillman and published in Inc.com.  An afternoon snooze can improve your effectiveness on the job. But achieving the optimal nap isn’t as simple as it first appears. If you think naps are only for slackers, think again. Forward-thinking companies such as Zappos, Google, and Nike have heeded the research of sleep scientists, and now encourage … Continue reading

How to Nap

This infographic was created for the Boston Globe. The text was written by Jennifer Ackerman and the graphic was created  by Javier Zarracina. (Text by Jennifer Ackerman, graphic by Javier Zarracina)

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

This article was written by Kevin Purdy and published in FastCompany.com. How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list. Remember when … Continue reading

Steelcase CEO on How Office Layout Impacts Corporate Culture

This article was published in Forbes.com and written by George Bradt, Contributor.  If culture is an organization’s only truly sustainable competitive advantage (which it is), and a winning BRAVE culture is comprised of behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and the environment (which it is), then you need to think about how your work environment is communicating and informing your corporate culture … Continue reading

What Successful Night Owls Get Done Before Bed

This article was written by Lydia Dishman and published by Fast Company. We all know morning people are said to have a business advantage, but what about those night owls? They’ve got a competitive edge, too. Here are their productivity tips for the wee hours. Early birds get all the credit. Research indicates that morning people tend to … Continue reading

The Vacation Paradox: Why Some Companies Are Paying Workers To Go Away

This article was written by Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff, and published in Forbes.com.  Imagine a job where you could take as many paid vacation days as you wanted, as long as you got your work done. Even better, imagine your employer offered you a vacation bonus of up to $7,500 to go away awhile and not … Continue reading

12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon

This article was written by Jada A. Graves and was published in the Business Insider. A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls. More than 700 respondents, ranging from ages 17 to 79, were surveyed and asked about their emotional state, health, and preferred time of day. Self-professed … Continue reading

The Case for Vacation: Why Science Says Breaks Are Good for Productivity

This article was written by Derek Thompson and published in the The Atlantic. The first week of August is one of the most popular times for people to take off work. But it might just make us better at our job. For proof, we’re republishing this article from 2011 on the science of productivity. American workers love to … Continue reading

10 Tricks for a Fabulous Workday

This article was written by  Geoffrey James and published in Inc.com.  It takes just as much effort to have a wonderful day as it does to have a miserable one. Why not enjoy yourself? Want to have the best workday ever?  Day after day?  It’s not as difficult as you think. These 10 tweaks to your everyday … Continue reading