Why Working Less May Make You More Productive

May 26, 2020 Tips by writer
Working long hours can be dangerous for mental and physical health. Overwork has been linked to everything from poor communication skills and decreased productivity to impaired sleep and depression. Yet despite this, employees are working more and longer hours. According to recent surveys, modern workers are putting in longer hours than at any time since statistics
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What to Eat and (What to Avoid) When You’re Feeling Burned Out

May 19, 2020 Tips by writer
Work-related stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed burnout an official medical diagnosis. We often blame burnout on external factors, such as workload, relationships, and stressors as simple as rush hour traffic. But Dr. Nick Bitz, Chief Scientific Officer at Youtheory®, explains that
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Peaks and troughs: what to do when work is quiet

May 12, 2020 Tips by writer
Wherever you work, you’ll always encounter peaks and troughs. There are times when you’ll be working flat-out, starting early and finishing late; and periods of eery quiet, where clocking out early would seemingly make zero difference to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you work in an office, remotely or freelance – there will always be
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Best Practices for Managing Virtual Teams and Meetings

May 5, 2020 Tips by writer
As the world enters uncharted territory in navigating the coronavirus pandemic, a swath of the global workforce is setting up shop to work from home. With new emphasis on telecommuting comes a new reality: Teams need a strategy for communicating digitally, and leaders must adapt to effectively manage their people and meetings remotely. Most people
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How to decide upon a change in career whilst working

Apr 28, 2020 Tips by writer
How to decide upon a change in career? Deciding to make a career change is not an easy task.  It requires you to be clear why you want a change of career, what career you wish to pursue instead, and how you plan to transition between them.  Answering these questions requires action, and action requires time.  For most people, the desire
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How to Prevent Burnout at Work (and What to Do If You’re Already in the Throes)

Apr 14, 2020 Tips by writer
Our plugged-in lives make it easy to work anytime, anywhere … and difficult to mentally “clock out.” It’s no wonder that more and more people are succumbing to stress, overworking themselves until their personal wellbeing suffers. Enter the concept of “career burnout,” the rarely-talked-about condition that plagues young professionals, especially. And while it may seem
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How To Work Productively From Home

Apr 11, 2020 Tips by writer
For some, the idea of home working may seem fantastic at first. You might have visions of rolling out of bed in your pyjamas, bleary-eyed and fuzzy-haired, just five glorious minutes before you start. Of only having to shift a mere few meters to a comfy couch, a well-stocked fridge, and maybe being able to
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