This week, great minds give their input on how to be productive and we ask whether wearables could be the answer we’ve been looking for.
Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web this week about productivity:
The self-tracking movement has exploded in recent years as consumers use smartphones, wearables and apps to monitor everything from their workout progress and sleep patterns to their personal productivity. Now, the trend is catching on in the workplace.
Businesses are looking to technology to measure workers’ activities, creating a more productive and efficient workforce, says Dr. Phoebe Moore, a senior lecturer at Middlesex University in London who has done extensive research on the subject.
You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” A great idea in theory, but let’s face it, everyone has bad work habits that develop over the years. At the core of plenty of these bad habits is their ability to crush your productivity and leave you with more work and even less time to get the job done. But the good news is that bad habits can be undone.
It’s hard to imagine a time when actively improving one’s lifestyle is more popular than now. In order to achieve happiness, we alter our diets and exercise routines, we embrace minimalism, spiritualism, we read self-help books, take digital breaks, monitor our heartbeats and meditate using apps. We spend a lot of time, money and effort seeking a lifestyle that will make us happy. The truth is, navigating this road to happiness can be nothing short of exhausting.
“Often, no matter how hard I work, I feel like I can’t get it all done. Even when I do my best to be productive, I just don’t make enough headway.” Phoebe dropped us a line from Minneapolis sharing her dilemma—and we immediately empathized with her struggle.