The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on the factory floor.   In the process of measuring people’s activity, they stumbled upon a fascinating finding: The length of the workday didn’t matter much; what mattered was…

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Posted on: August 18, 2016 by admin

The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply

In our recent survey, “Email” again reined supreme as the Top Time Killer. With Summer wrapping up, many of us are getting in our final vacations, which means we may have a scary amount of emails awaiting our return.   Of course, you likely turn on an automatic Out-of-Office reply message which may stem the…

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Posted on: August 16, 2016 by admin

A List of Distractions

In our recently released list of the year’s Top Time Killers, we drew attention to the distractions that get between so many of us and an otherwise productive workday. Knowing what impedes us from being productive is vital to being able to better manage our time and get things done.   Along comes this post…

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Posted on: July 29, 2016 by admin

Productivity is “Feeling the Bern” as Political News Coverage Sucks Away Workday Time

We asked over 1,700 professionals and small business owners as part of our annual “Time Killers” survey, and discovered that email, social media and political news coverage are huge distractions and productivity killers.   Our respondents most frequently cited social media such as Facebook and Twitter (43%) followed by political news coverage (34%). News coverage…

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Posted on: June 27, 2016 by admin

A Day in the Life of Americans

People are busy ­­ but busy doing what? This infographic details the amount of time spent sleeping, eating, drinking, performing household chores, purchasing goods and services, working, watching tv and more!   Here are some facts that I can bet might be news to you! 3-­4 am seems to be the best time for a nap, especially during an all…

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Posted on: May 26, 2016 by admin

10 High-Paying Jobs with Flexible Schedules

These days work doesn’t have to be the rigid time-suck we’ve come to expect: technology allows for remote work, and companies are becoming increasingly open to allowing workers flexible hours and non-traditional schedules. FlexJobs.com recently took a look at which such positions on its job boards offer the highest annual compensation while offering more freedom…

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Posted on: April 26, 2016 by admin

Dear “I don’t have the time” people:

Dear “I don’t have the time” people: You actually have plenty of time. You just choose to use it differently.   Saying “I don’t have the time to do something” is inaccurate at best, and at worst, a sign of weakness. Everyone has the same amount of time. How we choose to use it determines what we…

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Posted on: February 29, 2016 by Stephen

Time management doesn’t have to be complicated!

Time management doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the more complicated we make our systems for managing and tracking time, the less we’ll be likely to stick with it. To help us get a grip on basic fundamentals of time management, we asked some questions of Clare Evans, Time Management and Productivity Coach and…

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Posted on: February 11, 2016 by Stephen

Science Says What You Wear Largely Affects How You Think and Behave

We all know that the way we dress speaks a lot about our personality, but as the years pass, numerous scientific studies have shown that what we wear also affects the way we think and behave. Even though these researches are mainly small, due to a great number of them, the first results mostly show…

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Posted on: February 4, 2016 by Stephen

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. Since that’s the case, this Lifehacker article offers 6 ways to combat procrastination.   1) Pre-commit to the dreaded task – a great tip for…

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Posted on: January 21, 2016 by Stephen