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4 Ways to Keep Employees Focused on Work and Not Their Phones
Distractions

4 Ways to Keep Employees Focused on Work and Not Their Phones

Smartphones are here to stay. So are the distractions they pose. What are you doing to maintain productivity?
Andre Lavoie
Can Distractions Actually Boost Productivity in the Workplace?
Distractions

Can Distractions Actually Boost Productivity in the Workplace?

Smartphones? Email? Dogs in the office? Believe it or not, these things can actually encourage more, not less, work.
Matt Straz
10 Reasons You're Not Getting Your Work Done (Infographic)
Productivity

10 Reasons You're Not Getting Your Work Done (Infographic)

Distractions can be … hold on, I got a text.
Grace Reader
Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office
Focus

Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office

Household distractions may be diverting your mental energy. Turn off the TV and tune in to these ideas for improving attention.
3 Hacks to Focus Deeply and be More Productive
Radicals & Visionaries

3 Hacks to Focus Deeply and be More Productive

Deep focus is the superpower of the 21st century. If you can harness it, you'll possess a power that most no longer have.
Daniel DiPiazza
German City Designs Traffic Lights for Oblivious Pedestrians
Safety

German City Designs Traffic Lights for Oblivious Pedestrians

Blinking LED lights are now being placed in the ground at busy intersections for people who look down at their devices while walking.
Learn to Wean Yourself Off of Candy Crush and Facebook With These 7 Simple Productivity Hacks
Productivity

Learn to Wean Yourself Off of Candy Crush and Facebook With These 7 Simple Productivity Hacks

It's possible that a few lucky people are born productive, but for most of us, it's a learned skill set.
Brian T. Edmondson
Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?
Mobile

Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?

A New Jersey lawmaker has put forward a bill that stipulates pedestrians with their faces in their phones will pay a fine of $50 or spend up to 15 days in jail.
Carly Okyle
5 Ways You're Wasting Time Without Even Realizing It
Time Management

5 Ways You're Wasting Time Without Even Realizing It

Becoming more productive starts with accepting the harsh truth that you likely waste just as much time as everyone else.
Larry Alton
If You Want to Remember the Important Stuff, You Need to Ignore the Background Noise
Performance Ignited

If You Want to Remember the Important Stuff, You Need to Ignore the Background Noise

Those with high-capacity working memories are really good at blocking out distracting information, a new study finds.
Laura Entis
Tips for Clearing Your Computer of Focus-Draining Distraction
Distractions

Tips for Clearing Your Computer of Focus-Draining Distraction

Here is how to finally create a distraction-free desktop, so you can focus and get your best work done.
Nir Eyal
It's Time to Quit the 'Motivation Porn' and Get Serious About Success
Radicals & Visionaries

It's Time to Quit the 'Motivation Porn' and Get Serious About Success

Watching other people succeed is thrilling but lacks the satisfaction doing it yourself for real.
Daniel DiPiazza
Become a Fantastic Listener With These 9 Techniques
Listening

Become a Fantastic Listener With These 9 Techniques

Most of the time, what gets in the way of being an effective listener is our thoughts.
John Stoker
Finding Your Focus Through 'Deep Work'
Focus

Finding Your Focus Through 'Deep Work'

Working on something intently will produce much better results than working with distracted, fragmented attention.
Lisa Evans