Tag: productivity

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Here’s the policy one company tried for seven weeks. It worked. Really, really well. As workplaces try to mimic the brag-worthy benefits and culture of tech giants, many employees are left with well-intentioned (but poorly executed) perks and work environments. In place of on-site chefs, there are drawers overflowing with junk food. The open floor plan? Don’t…

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Productivity makes a chart-topping FAQ flooded with plenty of useful prescriptions. I know it’s a hackneyed plot. Still, for the sake of the beginners, let me apply my ‘beginner’s mind’ to bring productivity once more under the knife. Productivity, speaking mathematically, is a rate – a quotient of dividing a volume (denoting total output) by…

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As more and more ways of improving productivity are exploited on a daily basis, it comes as no surprise that colour psychology has also been tapped into. Ever since experts realised there was a connection between colours and our interpretation of them, i.e. our emotions, people have been trying to find the right combination of…

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We are living in an age of unprecedented creative stimulation—via the internet, social media, all-pervasive technology, and an “always on” working culture. Which means we are living in an age of unprecedented distraction from focused creative work—from all the same sources. First, computers and the internet transformed the work we did at our desks. Then…

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Personally, I’m a big fan of anything that makes learning new skills easier and resources more accessible, so you can imagine my delight when I recently discovered a marketplace called Skillshare which does exactly that. Skillshare gives anyone with Internet access the ability to learn about a specific craft, expand creative boundaries, and gather the…

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As someone who has finished more than 100 (currently at about 123) classes on Skillshare, I’ve seen both the best and the worst of the courses offered on the site. Luckily, there are very few of the latter – Skillshare is bursting at the seams with quality content. Unfortunately, this means that sifting through all…