productivity

The One Thing Employees Need Most to Be Happy

The One Thing Employees Need Most to Be Happy

In a recent survey, 1,614 North American employees were asked what they felt they needed in order to be happy at work. Did they need a fitness center? Special ergonomic chairs? An onsite cafeteria? Onsite childcare? Survey results indicated that respondents were certainly interested in those kinds of perks. But the one thing that they(…)

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This Article Will Make You Feel Better About Your Morning Routine

This Article Will Make You Feel Better About Your Morning Routine

The morning routines of wealthy, successful business people often seem to involve lots of activity and very little sleep. They get up really early, exercise, meditate, answer emails, and then they’re off to work. (Or they just start working the minute they get up. Sleep never seems to be a priority.) Richard Branson gets up(…)

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The Power of Color

The Power of Color

Can certain colors affect your mood and influence your behavior? Marketers, artists, and interior decorators certainly believe they can. But to be honest, there isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to support this idea. People tend to react to colors differently. (For instance, I’m a big fan of white walls, but I know that plenty(…)

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What to Do When You Really Need a Vacation but You Don’t Have the Time to Take One

What to Do When You Really Need a Vacation but You Don’t Have the Time to Take One

Work can be tough sometimes. Heavy workloads, tight deadlines, and interpersonal conflict can make you feel stressed out, exhausted, and in serious need of a vacation. But what if a vacation just isn’t possible? What should you do when you need to get away but you can’t? Author Kat Boogaard offers three suggestions: Change the(…)

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