More Productivity Myths, Debunked by Science

Interesting article from Lifehacker that tackles some of the myths on workplace productivity.  Their goal was to debunk some of those myths using research, science, and a little common sense.  Some of those include:

  • Work longer hours get more work done – This is NOT the case.  Working longer is sometimes counter productive causing you to be unhappy, unproductive, and unhealthy.
  • You need to be able to multitask – Multitasking is actually a great way to NOT get a lot done.  It leads to stress, bad results, and more time needed to complete tasks in the end.  The fix is to be flexible focusing on one task at a time.  If something else needs your attention then focus on that.
  • Downtime is your enemy – This is false.  We all need some downtime at the office to help us recharge.  Work and focus in bursts separated by short periods for relaxation and recharging.
  • Need a clean desk – False!  People are productive in different ways.  Some are inspired by a clean desk and some by a messy desk.

Read full article here:  http://lifehacker.com/more-productivity-myths-debunked-by-science-and-commo-514253858

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