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Virgin’s advice on staying productive (and sane).
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Virgin’s advice on staying productive (and sane).

"We all only have 24 hours in a day, yet some people are more productive than others. Many would just put this down to genetics – some people are just wired to be more productive than others – but in this insightful Virgin Podcast, New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Charles Duhigg explains that we can all improve our productivity by thinking a little differently."

Source: www.virgin.com

It's seemingly simple advice but I found it extremely powerful.

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04 Jun 2016
After-hours emails are now illegal in France.
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After-hours emails are now illegal in France.

"The right to disconnect" has been codified in law.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

I am all for solutions to the problem of being constantly on, but this isn't the way to go. I, for one, detest the inflexibility of the 9-5 routine. Yes, people should be able to turn off email when they're not working, but if I want to work odd hours, I should be allowed to.

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27 May 2016
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Peer-reviewed study shows productivity up 46% with call center sit/stand desk experiment

"Stand-capable desks have been shown to successfully reduce sedentary behavior in the modern office, but whether their utilization improves cognitive productivity is not known. We compared productivity between stand-capable desk users and traditional seated desk users in a call center environment. Data were collected daily over a continuous six-month period. We found that increased stand-capable desk use is a likely contributor to increased productivity over traditional seated desk use."

Source: www.tandfonline.com

The study further notes adoption went from 23% in month one to 53% in month six.

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27 May 2016
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