The best of the web on productivity – Friday 24th March

Read this week’s best of the web on productivity to discover how sleep, self reflection and workspace reinvention can help you become more engaged at work.

The Best of the Web on Productivity

Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web about productivity:

Things I Learned about Productivity from Working Remotely

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Image source: https://www.livechatinc.com/blog/working-remotely/

Us, at Toggl, have embraced a remote work culture more than two years ago, and we are learning about productivity and self-management ever since. We’ll share with you the following 9 productivity tips that we’ve learned the hard way through failing a thousand times (so you don’t have to).

5 Inexpensive Workspace Updates to Boost Employee Productivity

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Image source: http://www.inc.com/elizabeth-dukes/5-inexpensive-workspace-updates-to-boost-employee-productivity.html

There’s no shortage of research linking your office environment to a satisfied and happy workforce. When employees are happy, productivity increases. When they aren’t, work rate takes a nose dive. According to one study, an organization’s workspace was more important to potential employees than salary. Workspace affects employee acquisition, retention, productivity, wellness and much more. That’s why experts say that the wisest place to focus your budget in 2017 is in streamlining and updating your workspace.

Is a lack of sleep affecting your productivity at work?

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Image source: http://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/lack-of-sleep-productivity-at-work

Ready to spring forward? Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when it magically becomes 3 a.m., and while you may be losing an hour of sleep, springing forward can help reset your sleep schedule. Apart from making sure to set your alarms correctly, you can use daylight saving to reboot sleeping habits.

Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)

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Image source: https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-you-should-make-time-for-self-reflection-even-if-you-hate-doing-it

Research has shown that reflection boosts productivity. Yet few leaders make time for it. Why? For one, they often don’t know where to start. You can become more reflective by practicing a few simple steps. Start by identifying a few important questions.

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