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