Articles about Productivity

Advice

4 ways to help get over career bitterness

Here's how to healthily process everyday work disappointments, so that you won't get consumed with unhelpful bitterness.

Inspiration

Olympians with side hustles

If you’ve been breathlessly watching the dispatches from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you’ve noticed a lot of athletes on top of their winter sports game.

Advice

7 surprising books that will make your life better

These 7 books can help you cheat at life by spending less time frustrated, and more time living well.

Advice

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to embrace your power at work

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the second of two parts, McCord discusses what employees can do to better themselves, and her time after Netflix.

Advice

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to fix your company

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the first of two parts, McCord discusses corporations and what they can do to evolve.

Advice

How to juggle two projects at the same time

With so many meetings and a slew of other responsibilities at work, you're bound to spend a lot of time multi-tasking on two or more projects at the same time. Here are some tips to help manage it all.

Productivity

6 ways, backed by research, to goof off and get more done

Research showing that being a touch lazy might be beneficial at times. Here are 6 of the best ways to slack off to be more productive.

Advice

27 tips to be a better public speaker

Stand in front of a room full of people and lead a meeting with confidence. Here's how to get past the dread and anxiety that comes with public speaking.

Advice

Difficult relationships: 5 easy ways to improve them, backed by research

Relationships — whether with coworkers, friends or lovers — are a mash-up of cooperation and competition. Here are 5 steps to happiness and healthier connections.

Advice

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Learn from the Stoics — turns out they knew a thing or two — and try these 4 rituals for a happier life.

Productivity

3 things to consider before making a referral

In addition to knowing when and why to make a referral or casual introduction, it’s also important to think about the potential fallout.

Advice

5 excuses that will get you nowhere

Certain excuses won't put you in a very productive mindset. Here's what you should never mutter to yourself at work or during the application process.

Words at Work

4 typo horror stories from the workplace

Typos can have a habit of working their way into the most crucial of places, especially when there's a lot at stake. Here are some examples — both big and small — of what can happen when you really screw up your spelling.

Advice

How to keep growing as a professional despite the day-to-day, corporate grind

With so much on your plate during the average week, it's entirely possible for your professional growth to slip through the cracks. Here's how to make sure you keep focused on your long-term goals while juggling all your work responsibilities.

Advice

How to increase emotional intelligence: 5 powerful secrets

Your 5 step guide to understanding and gaining emotional intelligence. It may be the 'it' concept of the moment but 'it' works.

Productivity

Upgrade your tech game

It’s a good idea to update your tech on a regular —though preferably non-obsessive — basis. Here’s why it's important for your career.

News

Amazon patents wristbands to track workers’ movements

In the near-future, employees will wear tracking wristbands in the office that will know where they have gone — including bathroom breaks and if you stray too far from your workstation — and when.

Social Media

Should faking your Twitter influence get you suspended from your job?

In some industries, your social media followers are an important metric for prospective and current employers to measure your influence in the workplace.

Advice

4 ways to prevent yourself from getting complacent at work

Taking the easy way out at work — by getting too comfortable with the status quo — won't always prove rewarding for your career.

News

Research: Idle time at work is costing U.S. businesses up to $100 billion a year

When managers and employees decide to keep themselves busy for the sake of appearance, it's not just wasting a company's time, it's wasting their money too. A new study from Harvard Business School has calculated that idle time can cost employers an estimated $100 billion in wages per year.

News

59% of employees skip work or show up late the day after a major sporting event

A staggering 72% of HR managers reported that they think the day following the Super Bowl "should be a paid national holiday from work."

Advice

Cal professor, ‘Great at Work’ author, says ‘do less’ to achieve more

When he first started his career, Morten Hansen was a consultant who thought working up to ninety hours a week was the secret to success.

Advice

Month-by-month guide to setting goals for the rest of ’18

A new year offers a clean slate to refocus, redefine and recreate your life. By breaking down goals by month, the smaller steps become achievable.

Productivity

Get better sleep: 5 powerful tips from research

Stop killing your IQ. The 5 top tips from research to improve your sleep.

Advice

4 tips for living with uncertainty in corporate America

Having a comfortable job in corporate America can provide certain advantages, but job security isn't always one of them. Here's how to thrive during uncertainty.