The Dark Side of Being Obsessed With Productivity – The Ringer

“Productivity is a trap. Nobody in the history of humanity has ever achieved work-life balance. The real problem isn’t our limited time. The real problem—or so I hope to convince you—is that we’ve unwittingly inherited, and feel pressured to live by, a troublesome set of ideas about how to use our limited time, all of which are pretty much guaranteed to make things worse.”

That’s how Oliver Burkeman, the author of Four Thousand Weeks, explains …….


Can generative AI’s stimulating powers extend to productivity? – Financial Times

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New study weighs the productivity of a four-day work week – Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance Live anchors Dave Briggs and Seana Smith break down a new study from the World Economic Forum that measures the productivity behind a four-day work week.

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SEANA SMITH: Working 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday with some exceptions has been the hallmark of working life since the Fair Labor Standards Act instituted the 40-hour workweek in 1938. But the case for the four-day workweek or 32-hour workweek has been gaining some tractio…….


Top 10 desk accessories to enhance your daily work productivity in 2023 – Yanko Design

Whether you’re working from home, or in a corporate office, the one thing that’s pretty much consistent in both these scenarios is a desk! A desk is probably one of the most important pieces of furniture in our modern lives, only because we spend the majority of our day on it. You may be typing away to glory, munching away on a snack, or simply fidgeting with a random object – you do end up spending hours on your desk. And hence, it’s really important that your desk be neat, tidy, an…….


Get up from your desk and do these 8 nature activities to improve your mood, productivity and memory – CNBC

Whether you’re working from home or at your desk in the office, you’re probably not getting enough time out in nature.

But, being outside for a little under an hour can raise your chances of feeling happier, getting things done and retaining memories, according to Marc Berman, associate professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, who co-authored a study about previous research that examined the impact of nature on psychological health.

“Just a 50-minute walk in nature ca…….


Days after layoffs, Salesforce CEO Benioff still blasts worker productivity – SFGATE

Days after sacking a tenth of Salesforce’s staff, CEO Marc Benioff is continuing his apparent crusade against remote workers and what he believes to be their reduced efficacy during the pandemic.

According to a Monday report by Business Insider, the San Francisco tech CEO recently doubled down on remarks he made in a companywide Slack message last month: New, primarily remote workers need to pick up the slack.

In December, just weeks after the announcement of the dep…….


Wave of Job-Switching Has Employers on a Training Treadmill – The New York Times

The pandemic’s disruption contributed to a surge in entrepreneurial activity, a key driver of the kind of innovation that could lead to a more productive economy. The dynamics have also spurred many companies to re-evaluate or adapt long-held practices to increase efficiency.

“There’s an enormous amount of experimentation going on right now, and it’s showing up in so many different ways,” said John Haltiwanger, a Universi…….