Articles about Productivity

Work Fashion

Too hot, too cold? What to wear to work when the weather is insane

From sweaty subway commutes to drafty air-conditioned cubicles, weird weather patterns can make it tough to look put-together and still feel comfortable.

The Whole Human

How to actually move on (from anything)

In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on.

Career Advice

8 career podcasts you should download ASAP

If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, learn invaluable information, be entertained or inspired, career podcasts are a smart way to pass time.

Productivity

Here’s how you can make better use of your time

There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.

Life

Read this if you’re going through adversity

After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated.

News

Just sniffing coffee is enough to boost your job performance

A new study explains why the pick-me-up of coffee's scent is not just in our heads. Coffee's scent has brain-boosting powers.

Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

Office Life

3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work

Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.

How To

7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move

Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.

Travel

6 ways to be comfy-cozy on a plane without feeling like a complete slob

Here are five tips for being comfy-cozy on a plane, even on your most travel-worn day, that don’t leave you looking like a total slob.

The Whole Human

Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially careful about slipping into egotistical behavior.

The Whole Human

Here’s why you can’t hit home runs every time

Life isn’t about repeatedly hitting home runs. Rather, it’s about strikeouts, singles, and doubles, until we slowly, but steadily, reach home base.

Office Life

Study: Meetings with agendas are less wanted, but they work

Meetings can be time-sucking vortexes that steal our attention and energy. But here's some bad news for those of us who hate meetings — meetings work.

Office Life

How to make Fridays more fun in the summer, even if you can’t leave work early

Here's how to make the last day of the work week better — even if  "Summer Fridays" are a total afterthought at your company.

Productivity

How to declutter your work life

Here are four ways to declutter your work-life.

The Whole Human

A guide for thriving in a fast world: 3 things worth remembering

Anything that disrupts routines in this fast world gets labeled as bad. Yet, more often than not, change is only as good or bad as the response to it.

Job search

4 ways conquering an escape room may help you find a job

The skills used to conquer an escape room can transfer to your job search. We’ve asked two professionals who tell you how to do it.

The Whole Human

The most important asset you have, but are afraid to use

Your innocence, uniqueness, and authenticity are what set you apart. They’re the qualities that can move you closer to your goals and success.

Health

Why your cold can feel worse in the summer

The reason why your summer cold can tend to feel worse than a winter cold is more psychological than biological, experts say.

News

Survey: 44% of CFOs say employee social media use is biggest time-wasting worry

44% of CFOs surveyed say that employers are most worried about "wasting time at work" when it comes to workers being on social media.

Office Life

3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse

Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you're a coworker or the boss. Here's how to handle them.

Self-Help

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.

Stress

Keeping calm under pressure according to a NASA flight director

NASA flight director Paul Hill explained his strategies for staying calm when his job stakes elevate, and his tactics can easily translate to other industries.

The Whole Human

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

Soft skills are related to the interaction between two or more people and speak volumes about your ability to be a leader.

Salary

16 signs you’re underpaid – and what you can do about it

You might be underpaid: Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it.