Your desk says more about you than you think.
There are many tips on how to boost one’s productivity, and many of them really work (maybe not for everyone, but still). Meanwhile, there are numerous productivity myths and half-truths, which may be keeping you from getting stuff done. Because instead of boosting your effectiveness, they make you organize your work in unnatural and unproductive ways. Here are six of the most common productivity myths, which are disproved by research:
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already had at least one cup of coffee so far today – according to statistics about adults, at least. One study discovered that 83% of American adults drink at least one cup of coffee in the morning. While most people drink at least three! Although many don’t realize it, there actually is a right way and a wrong way to drink coffee. Therefore, let’s start with some facts!
Four in five workers feel stressed in their daily job, and nearly half say that they need help in learning how to manage stress. This year European Safety Week kicks off on October 20th and the theme for 2014 is how ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’. To mark this, the infographic below explores some interesting facts regarding workplace anxiety and demonstrates some simple tips and tricks you can use to help eliminate workplace anxiety and create a stress-free environment.
The most common thing employees all around the world have, is the fact that they hate Mondays. No joke there, according to the statistics, nearly 80% of people don’t want to go to work on Monday.
So, we asked our Weekdone users and did some research to figure out what’s so difficult about the start of the week. Turns out, people hate Mondays because:
- They have too many things to do.
- There is not enough time to finish all of it.
Therefore, we tend to procrastinate. We enter the office in the morning and find huge workloads, have not enough time or idea where to start. Keeping this in mind, no wonder we hate Mondays. But whether you like it or not, Mondays are here to stay, so you need to adjust. The best way to cope with it is to stop worrying about the work and start taking maximum out of the work hours. How?
It’s safe to say that the question of longer working hours as leading to greater productivity is far from being solved. The first step in clarifying this issue is understanding that productivity is not just about the actual time devoted to work – it also involves and is affected by nutrition, exercise and, perhaps most importantly, sleeping habits.
What Does the Research Show?
Productivity is the key ingredient to making the most of your time when studying or working. If you’re tired of long hours in front of your computer or you feel you might not be maximizing your potential, this infographic can point you in the right direction and help you improve your productivity by applying a few small changes in your daily life. Ready to learn the secret of getting and staying productive at work or school? Prepare for some science-based pointers that actually work.
As an employer, one of the ultimate concerns you’ll face on a daily basis is how productive your employees are at work. Office productivity directly influences your business’ profits, meaning that any measures taken to keep your staff motivated will make the company more productive as a whole. We’ve cracked the office productivity formula – and these are just some of the ways you can maximise your employees’ output.
According to Gallup employee research, only 13 percent of employees are invested in their work. The employee feedback survey also indicated that 63 percent of people are not at all engaged or motivated in their work. With only 24 percent of employees reporting being actively engaged in their work, it’s no wonder why employees are very concerned about employee productivity.
What are the top reasons people enjoy their jobs?
Employees who enjoy their jobs often report in employee surveys liking their co-workers. People who love their jobs report a high degree of autonomy and flexibility in their roles. Individuals who enjoy the culture and the work environment are more likely to have job satisfaction. Job variety is another commonly cited reason why people report enjoying their job. Employees thrive in environments where they are being adequately challenged.