Articles about Productivity
4 ways to help you make hard choices in both work and life
Life isn't always black or white — things happen, people change and sometimes you have to make difficult choices. Here's what to keep in mind.
6 ways to identify and break free from manipulative coworkers
It may be difficult to unmask a sneaky coworker who has selfish motives. We’ve asked work experts for cues on what to look for and how to navigate through the treachery to keep your work life more productive.
6 best life lessons we learned from our first jobs
We asked the team at kununu’s Boston office what lessons they learned from their first jobs and what career advice they’d offer new employees.
The 7 productivity tips Elon Musk shared with each of his employees
Elon Musk offered employees a list of seven of his own productivity recommendations. He also told employees that if they had any ideas for making work at Tesla better and more efficient, they should let him know.
43% of 18-25 year olds say they’re expected to work during vacation
Americans don't always use their vacation days because they're nervous about job security, but what happens when you're using your time off but are still expected to work? And does it have an effect on your work-life balance?
This infographic explains the Art & Science of Networking
There were probably business cards flying everywhere, and even some people may have seemed to be in a contest to see how many business cards they could hand out without even talking to anyone. Unfortunately, that’s not networking at all, and if that’s how you are doing it you are wasting your time.
Middle management job security in the age of automation
What issues are raised when a bot can do a white collar business person’s work as well or better than the person who pays the dry cleaning bills?
Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid
If you want to live a life of purpose, you’ll need to let go of your need for approval. You’ll need to be willing to follow your gut. To express your views. To be honest.
The peak-end rule: Why you make terrible life choices
The peak-end rule serves a key evolutionary purpose – it helps us avoid devoting more brain capacity to memories we don’t need. Knowing about this cognitive quirk helps us use it to our advantage.
This US city has the highest percentage of ‘burned out’ workers
A new study reveals the top cause of stress among workers and who and where employees are feeling most burned out at their jobs.
How to take inventory and rejuvenate your life this spring
This spring, it’s time to take inventory of our lives and rejuvenate those things. It might mean being conscious of your body and what goes into it, living in the moment, repairing the pain points, or doing more while settling less. Removing the toxic parts of our lives is always important. Once that’s done, feelings of renewal sit in its place.
4 common reasons you might consider changing careers
If a career change is what you want, here’s a job search checklist for career changers designed to get you really thinking about the ins and outs of your potential career move.
10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life
It’s all about making smart choices that affect your work-life AND your personal life. After all, a successful career is built upon strong character and purposeful choices – the same factors that drive a happy, fulfilling personal life.
Maybe it’s not always yes or no: The power of uncertainty
Whether you're too agreeable, or overly disagreeable, maybe it's time to embrace someplace in the middle and give yourself the gift of maybe.
How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you
Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying. Even people who you adore will wear on your last nerve. The same logic applies to your workspace: While you might get along with the majority of your teammates, it’s rare you’ll enjoy everyone’s company.
This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience
I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet. And this is the one post where if you fell asleep while reading it, well, I’m not offended.
Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done
While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.
Use these 7 tips to squeeze some fitness into your next business trip
Fitness gurus share how you can put a jump in your step with a little bit of effort the next time you’re on a business trip.
The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career
It is the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. It’s good because it’s simple. And it works for every single industry.
Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life
A tip that my mentor told me a few years ago CHANGED. MY. LIFE. So when I was starting my new role I decided to try this tip to impress my boss right off the bat.
6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job
Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.
3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn
A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.
5 productivity tips for continuing your education while working
The e-learning industry is estimated to be worth $331 billion as of 2025, so a bigger question is — how do you, the employee, balance it all if you plan to continue your education while working? Here are a few tips on staying productive.
The way you think about willpower is hurting you
Studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong and that the theory of ego depletion isn’t true. Even worse, holding on to the idea that willpower is a limited resource can actually be bad for you, making you more likely to lose control and act against your better judgment.
Happiness hacks to reinvigorate your workday
Since the State of the Global Workplace Report indicates 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, that is why implementing workplace happiness hacks are imperative.