The best of the web on productivity – Friday 5th May

Take a look at some of these tips to ensure your employees are working as efficiently as possible.

The Best of the Web on Productivity

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

What To Do When All Your Productivity Hacks Fail You

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Image source: https://www.fastcompany.com/40415919/what-to-do-all-your-productivity-hacks-fail-you

Imagine flying through your to-do list every day and having plenty of free time left over. Sound like a dream come true? That’s the promise of productivity hacks. But as somebody who’s tried almost all of them, I’ve found that this fantasy doesn’t always become reality.

The good news is that there are plenty of other options—in fact, thanks to the internet, I’d say almost endless. But if that sounds overwhelming to you, fear not! I’ve gone through all the most famous productivity tips and come up with alternatives for each one.

Do these 6 morning routines to jumpstart your productivity

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Image source: https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2017/05/do-these-6-morning-routines-to-jumpstart-your-productivity/

Ever felt like your whole morning slipped by before you got any real work done? Have you woken up grouchy, then felt grumpy all day? Unproductive days often have a sneaky culprit: a bad morning routine. Good morning routines improve your focus, put you in a positive mindset, and set you up for a day of success. Bad morning routines do just the opposite, draining your creative energy and decreasing your concentration.

Your Two Biggest Productivity Killers and What To Do About Them

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Image source: https://www.upwork.com/blog/2017/04/productivity-killers-what-to-do/

When Upwork asked people to share their productivity killers last fall, two hurdles topped the list: Distractions and non-core tasks.

44 percent of respondents said distractions are the main thing standing in their way. From co-workers pinging with random questions to the buzz of being in an open office, not to mention “quick” glances at the latest social media updates, there’s no shortage of other things clamouring for attention.

According to Harvard smarties, productivity will improve being next to someone productive

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Image source: https://theamericangenius.com/entrepreneur/harvard-productivity-study/

How can a business improve worker performance? Let me count the ways. There are trainings on every topic under the sun, technology and tool upgrades, worker incentives and a commitment to a positive employee culture – but these things are often costly, and never guaranteed to work.

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