It seems like there are always ways to be more productive at work. We’re big believers in working harder and smarter in order to launch yourself into a successful career. As simple as the concept of productivity seems, it can be difficult to nail down exactly how you can become more productive on a day-to-day basis in the office. That’s where we come in. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best resources on productivity to help you make changes today that will affect your productivity and success in the long run.
First, let’s get to understand workplace productivity.
Did you know that employees are actually happiest when performing busy work? Or that social media actually improves productivity in the workplace? Ilya Pozin sifts through research to help us really understand the mysteries of our lives at work. (FORBES)
Okay, so what are the laws of productivity?
By experimenting with 8 different questions, like “what happens if people work longer?” this SlideShare tackles what can make us really good at getting things done. They tested it so you don’t have to! (SLIDESHARE)
Jump start your productivity by mastering these small habits.
People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t superhuman; they’ve just mastered a few simple habits. Try 1, 2, or all of these small habits and you might just surprise yourself. (FAST COMPANY)
Those seem almost too easy. What do the experts do?
Who better to take advice from than the experts in that field? Ron Friedman talked to 26 bestselling and productivity writers about their advice for achieving top performance at work. (We love #2.) (HBR)
At least I’ll always have doughnuts. It doesn’t matter what I eat, right?
Not exactly. Factors such as what you eat, when you eat, and even the day of the week can affect your productivity at work. Eating a fiber-rich breakfast may prevent low blood sugar levels during the day, helping you maintain your energy and focus. (THE MUSE)
Now here’s the productivity hack you’ve been waiting for:
Take a break. Just like the heart when you’re exercising, the brain gets fatigued from too much time on-task. The more you spread yourself thin, the less productive you are overall. The ideal times for breaks vary across studies, but definitely try to take a little mental break at least every 90 minutes. (ENTREPRENEUR)