Productivity

Data from leading human capital research firm i4cp shows that only 12% of survey respondents—primarily HR leaders representing large companies—say that their employees have a high level of financial well-being. However, fewer than a third of companies are prioritizing support for employee financial health. In fact, it’s more likely that organizations aren’t doing so. More
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On this episode, we chat about tactics for becoming a more productive student. Topics covered include: The importance of practice problems; Sitting with problems; The importance to curiosity driving learning; The value of planning on a semester-level;⁃A few apps for managing your schedule; The power of co-op and internships; Taking good breaks; Watching movies instead
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On this episode, we chat about how to measure our daily productivity. Topics covered include: Why we’re so bad at measuring how much we get done; The default metrics we fall back on for determining whether we’re productive; How the number of hours we work matters less than we think; What productivity is for; Minding
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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon explained the overstaffing during the company’s quarterly earnings call this month, which he attributed mostly to the pandemic. Walmart hired extra associates in Q4 of 2021 because staff members were out on COVID leave, but many employees returned to work sooner than expected. The several weeks of overstaffing, which has since
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Early on in the pandemic, our organization identified “intentional connection” as a new norm, and this past week we hosted the first-ever “Connection Week” to put the spotlight on the value and importance of connection. As we are operating in more of a hybrid fashion, we hosted both in-person and virtual events that allowed associates
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You’re busy. You have a million and one things on your plate and the list never ends. You’re wondering how you’re going to manage your workload and meet your deadlines. You think about going on a course or workshop to learn how to prioritize. You google ‘Time Management Training’. Maybe that’s what you need? Well,
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On this episode, we chat about task switching—how to get better at it, and the costs of switching tasks too often. Topics covered include: Why multitasking is so fun; How often we switch between tasks as we work; Attentional residue—what it is and how to minimize it; How task switching affects our working memory; How
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On this episode, we chat about a few favorite books we’ve read recently, and how we plan our weeks. Topics covered include: Balancing the “macro” and “micro” parts of your week; Bunching weekly obligations; “Maker” vs “Manager” schedules; The “switching costs” you incur throughout the week Attentional residue; What to consider at the start of
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Seattle, WA – Data gathered by research firm Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and Fortune Media found that labor and skill shortages are viewed by most employers as the top potential disruptors to their organizations and business in 2022—surprisingly cited more than inflation, supply chain interruption, or geopolitical instability. While many organizations are suffering from
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On this episode, we chat about how the best productivity advice helps us live in a way that’s more true to what we value. Topics covered include: The assumptions embedded within traditional productivity advice; Values-based productivity; The ickyness of hustle culture; The addictive nature of achievement; The difficulty of determining our primary values; The 10
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When I tell people we’ve had a 4 Day Week since 2011, I think it’s fair to say most people are surprised, impressed and feel a glimmer of hope.  There’s hope that the future of work is headed in a more human, happier and healthier direction. REST AND RECOVERY It’s easy to see how the
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