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Why Are You Working So Hard?
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Why Are You Working So Hard?

The latest technological advances promise increased efficiency and productivity but have prompted even more labor. Here's one entrepreneur's solution.
Boland Jones
How Music Affects Your Productivity
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How Music Affects Your Productivity

With so much of our work now being done at computers, music has become an important way to 'optimize the boring.' Here's how to do it right.
Gregory Ciotti
Stop Asking, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Focus.
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Stop Asking, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Focus.

Tolerating interruptions is not the hallmark of a successful business leader.
Edward G. Brown
One of the World's Richest Men Wants a Three-Day Workweek
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One of the World's Richest Men Wants a Three-Day Workweek

Speaking at a business conference in Paraguay, Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim called for a 'radical overhaul' of the traditional workweek paradigm.
Geoff Weiss
Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?
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Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Hip startup employees have been known to enjoy digital entertainment at work, but does it actually have a positive effect on employees?
Ken Lin
Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces
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Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Physical or emotional harassment persists when no one speaks up or sets boundaries.
David Maxfield
Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)
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Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)

Comparing hours worked with output across countries shows that putting in more time does not necessarily equate to more revenue.
Catherine Clifford
8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits
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8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

If we're going to be on our phones all the time, it's time to ditch 'cell yell' and other annoying habits.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Live a Healthier Life by Making Consistency Work for You
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Live a Healthier Life by Making Consistency Work for You

Create a mental meal and exercise plan to reach your goals and get in better shape, and see a boost in productivity.
Stephen J. Bronner
False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups
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False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
Zeynep Ilgaz
The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees
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The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees

Figuring out what will get your team in tip-top performance mode isn't rocket science. Here's how to do it.
Tom Borg
Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You
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Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Instead of listing to-do's, try keeping a "done" list.
Lisa Evans
4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump
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4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.
Gwen Moran
5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance
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5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Burning the candle at both ends doesn't necessary increase output. Here are a few tips on how to have it all – and remain successful at your job.
Craig Cincotta