Articles about Productivity

Inspiration

Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

Winfrey has had a lifetime to build her wisdom. As a daytime talk show host, Winfrey became a pioneer in making a career out of giving confessional advice. Here's a roundup of her best career lessons.

News

These are the cities hit hardest by the winter blues

It's easy to feel like all you want to do is crawl back under the covers instead of heading to work in the morning. These are the top cities where the winter season brings workers down emotionally.

Productivity

10 ways to turn yourself into a productivity dynamo

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week. How can you improve that? Here are 10 easy ways that could change your life.

Productivity

How to take a ‘think week’ (or day) like Bill Gates

To recharge our tired minds and come back stronger than our competition, we need to leave the regular routine and distractions within our office. Here's how Bill Gates does it.

Office Life

Five rude emails you send without realizing it

Avoid these top 5 worst emails sins.

Holidays

4 ways to push through holiday withdrawal

After the holiday season, you totally have permission to feel a little sluggish when getting back to work. Here's how to get through the holiday withdrawal during your first few days back in the office.

New Year

4 anti-resolutions that you can actually keep in 2018

To address your bad old habits, consider pledging your allegiance to anti-resolutions this year. Here's a list of easy ones you can follow in 2018 to have a more productive, fulfilling career.

Office Life

4 tips for creating the perfect online web presence

What you do online is also important long before you get a job. How to curate your web presence so every recruiter who finds you wants to hire you.

Health

How to alleviate your lower-back pain from the comfort of your desk

The leading cause for missing work around the world is lower back pain. Here are stretches you can do to alleviate it without getting up from your desk.

Management

Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better

New research finds that when workers hear criticism, they rarely take it to heart. Instead, they seek out people who will tell them they're great. Here's how to do better.

Advice

Seven things deeply intuitive people do differently

If you want to make better decisions in life, you’d do well to brush up on your intuition skills. Learn from those who have the habit.

Productivity

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Understand what’s really driving your behavior and you can really fix your life. Three secrets from neuroscience can help.

Productivity

These are the top 5 smart things that lazy people do

Five incredibly smart shortcuts and habits that will make your life easier and more productive, as learned from lazy people.

Productivity

4 ways employers can support workers of all ages

Here's what companies can do to make sure employees of all generations feel engaged, because many workers don't feel that way.

Productivity

9 ways to make your cold emails more successful

The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.

Holidays

4 ways to be productive this holiday week

Here's how to get work done if you're at work during this festive season, but most of your colleagues aren't. Just follow these tips.

Advice

The entrepreneur’s list of 2018 New Year’s resolutions

The top 5 resolutions every entrepreneur should make in 2018

Remote Work

5 ways to create a private oasis in public spaces

In the age of co-working spaces, how can you hold onto a semblance of privacy when you’re surrounded by noise and distractions?

Productivity

4 things that will make you more motivated, happy, and creative at work

Nothing is more motivating than progress in meaningful work and nothing more taxing than setbacks. Here's how to do it better.

Management

Here are the ‘top motivations’ for people in these 4 career stages

Employees fall into four distinct career stages — "Newbie," "Sophomore," "Tenured," and  Sage." This is what motivates each group the most.

New Year

12 New Year’s resolutions backed by science that could actually work

Intentions are easy; following through is hard. Here are 12 ideas for resolutions — backed by science — that might actually work.

Advice

Top 6 secrets to making emotionally intelligent friendships

How do you increase emotional intimacy and build emotionally intelligent friendships? It comes down to six steps. Let’s get to it.

Health

5 ways to beat the winter blues in your office

Many people suffer from seasonal depression, especially where days become shorter and temperatures drop below freezing. Here's how to beat the winter blues.

New Year

5 ways to reinvent your professional life in 2018

Before kicking yourself into high gear again in 2018, it's worth taking the time to think about what you need to do to reinvent your professional life.

New Year

3 reasons why you should start your New Year’s resolutions now

2018 is almost here, but if you're looking to go into next year in better shape than before, now might be the time to start working ahead on resolutions.