Should I listen to music at work to boost my productivity?

Listen on Spotify. I’m sitting here with my headphones in my lap — having just listened to a Shania Twain track, “I’m Gonna Getcha Good”— to get myself in the mood to write this intro. The link between mood and music is now well established. The same cannot be said of the proposed link betweenContinue reading “Should I listen to music at work to boost my productivity?”

The Adventure of the Muted Interview: Productivity and Hypnotherapy

This post was originally meant to be an elucidation of a face-to-face interview with a friend and solution focused hypnotherapist. Together, we were to chat about this form of therapy and how it can be used to relieve anxiety and help you achieve the larger goal of becoming more productive.  Instead, things went a littleContinue reading “The Adventure of the Muted Interview: Productivity and Hypnotherapy”

How can using effective time management techniques boost productivity?

Listen on Spotify . You know what it’s like. You’ve not long got back from lunch and you’ve just been assigned another task. You sigh. You have 3 days. You note the new deadline in your planner. As you do so, you see that the task you were given yesterday is due at noon tomorrow.Continue reading “How can using effective time management techniques boost productivity?”

How can using dictation software make you more productive?

Listen on Spotify. We all know that people can speak much faster than they can type. There have been huge advances in speech recognition technology over the years. According to a Stanford research project, dictation was almost 3 times faster than typing and resulted in fewer mistakes being made. Not so long ago, if youContinue reading “How can using dictation software make you more productive?”

How can fatigue affect my productivity and work performance?

Listen on Spotify. You know what it’s like, right? You’ve just got back to your desk — lunch seems eons ago — you glance at the clock…and its only 2pm. Welcome aboard the Afternoon Slump. Never fear, I’ve been in the same boat many times myself.   But why do so many of us hitContinue reading “How can fatigue affect my productivity and work performance?”

9 ways to create a fab work from home setup to boost productivity

Listen on Spotify. Will you be working from home for the foreseeable future? You’re not alone. It’s now more vital than ever to be productive and take care of yourself when you’re away from the office. Here are some tips to help you figure out how to power through your work fast and make youContinue reading “9 ways to create a fab work from home setup to boost productivity”

Is remote working good for productivity?

Listen on Spotify. Do you think working from home has made people more productive? The advent of Covid-19 sparked a lot of lively debate around this question.  New research — the first phase of which concluded in January 2021 — aimed to find out more about how remote working impacts productivity. Many business leaders tendContinue reading “Is remote working good for productivity?”

How does being happy make you more productive?

Listen on Spotify. You know those days when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? From that moment on, nothing seems to go smoothly that day, right?  I sure do. Then there’re those fantastic days when you wake up happy and everything, at work or otherwise, goes like a dream.  Have youContinue reading “How does being happy make you more productive?”

How can using Excel boost productivity?

Listen on Spotify. I’m sure you’ve heard it said that Excel is one of the most invaluable computer programmes used in the modern workplace.  Personally, I’ve always struggled to use Excel to its full and surprising potential. Recently though, I decided it was time to discover the wonders of Excel for myself. Accordingly, I foundContinue reading “How can using Excel boost productivity?”

Why do we procrastinate?

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” Micawber to Copperfield.David Copperfield, Charles Dickens. Listen on Spotify. How true that famous quote is, right? As well as stealing our valuable time, procrastination is the bane of productivity. If you’re like me, you’ve found yourself asking why you put things off at all. Procrastination becomes aContinue reading “Why do we procrastinate?”