Posts tagged with “productivity”

Rewarding Incompetence: How Time-Based Management Kills Motivation

Staying Motivated

When a company uses time to measure performance, employees are punished for high performance and rewarded for working inefficiently. This needs to stop.

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Overtime: How to Lose Your Employees and Kill Your Business

The way many businesses approach pressing deadlines is terrifying. It’s also, ironically, one of the least effective ways to meet deadlines.

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The Art of Effective Planning: Avoid Wasted Time and Stress

Planning may not be a sexy topic, but learning to plan properly means higher productivity, less stress, and more free time — and THAT is pretty damn sexy.

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Shitty First Draft

Starting a new project is scary. What if it’s not perfect? What if people judge you? Here’s how to jumpstart your productivity with a Shitty First Draft.

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Don’t Make Time; Find Time

I make time every day for things that matter to me, but eventually there’s no room left to "make time" — how do I find time for the rest of what matters?

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Do It Every Day

I feel guilty spending time on the things I enjoy that aren't "mission critical". To address this, I turn the things I WANT to do into the things I MUST do.

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Take a Break

On Thursday I went a full day where I left my phone and computer at home. Would you believe me if I told you I was more productive than usual this week?

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The No-Distractions Productivity Experiment Results and Stats

A few days ago I planned an experiment in which I turned off email, the phone, and chat programs to focus on high-concentration work. These are the results.

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Too Busy for Fun

How turning down chances to hang out with my friends so I could keep working actually made me less productive, and what I'm doing to balance work and life.

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The No-Distractions Productivity Experiment

Yesterday I sat down and designed, developed, and wrote content for a new site. Now I need to find a way to stay this productive consistently.

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