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Could halving your hours increase your productivity? This research says ‘yes’ 
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Could halving your hours increase your productivity? This research says ‘yes’ 

Are you working your brain too hard? Take it easy – like Charles Darwin, Alice Munro or Thomas Jefferson

Source: www.theguardian.com

I suspect part of why it works is that it causes you to focus on what needs to be done. I find this happens when I'm traveling. It feels like I do in a hour what would normally take me all day . I know I only have a limited time, so I don't let myself get distracted.

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17 Aug 2017
Office environments should be fluid
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Office environments should be fluid

“Offices aren’t museums; they are like mechanic shops,” says Clarke. “It’s not about how cool the tech is, it’s about whether it is relevant. It’s about bringing together the right assets because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Source: qz.com

They recommend a mix of spaces to accommodate team work as well as privacy.

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17 Aug 2017
Creativity in teams isn’t about IQ, it’s about psychological safety and trust
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Creativity in teams isn’t about IQ, it’s about psychological safety and trust

"When you don’t feel psychology safe within your workplace, a team’s success rate drastically diminishes. Individuals are afraid to ask questions or challenge dominant group-think."

Source: qz.com

The article cites a study by Google showing the most successful teams were the ones with a sense of psychological safety. This factor trumped high collective IQ by a large margin. 

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17 Aug 2017
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