Tag: productivity

How Did Elon Musk Know That Twitter Staff Was So Bloated?

Commentary You have to admit that it is a bit strange. Since taking over Twitter, Musk has driven out at least 3 out of 5 people on the payroll. The departing employees have been screaming about this for weeks on every platform. They have predicted doom for the company. Surely the whole platform is toast….


Is Capitalism Devouring Itself?

Commentary When lockdowns happened in 2020, and then went on and on, and small business was smashed and the bourgeois lifestyle criminalized, and churches shut and normally attacked, and the bureaucracies took over and ruled in the name of science that proved wrong time and time again, and a whole generation of students and workers…


Opioids @ Work: Hidden Scourge Sapping the Economy

Strung out on drugs half her life, Brandi Edwards, 29, said the longest she held a job before getting sober four years ago was “about two and a half months.” “I worked at an AT&T call center, a day-care center for a month, fast food places, but I had to take drugs to get out…


What If Your Productivity Tools Are Making You Less Productive?

The earliest known form of the to-do list was recorded in 1791 by Benjamin Franklin. Lists are still popular, but digital productivity tools are becoming increasingly important. In addition to Google Calendar, you might use Slack, Zoom, Trello, Asana, or Jira as part of your task-management system. Moreover, many productivity tools provide features for monitoring behaviors and collecting metrics to improve performance, including:…


7 Actionable Ways to Turn Stress into Success

Stress is obviously something we’re all trying to avoid, but just because it’s something we try to prevent doesn’t mean it can’t be used to our advantage. Unfortunately, there’s no way of getting around it, so we might as well make the most of it. If we let stress take over our lives, we won’t…


Six Types of Bad Employees

Commentary A new Gallup survey suggests that half of American workers are quietly quitting and only 20 percent are actively engaged in their work. There are plenty of reasons for this and that could include bad bosses, substance abuse, a dopey company, or meaningless work such as that one does on contract for government. But…


Quiet Quitting Stifles Business

Some call it “quiet quitting,” and some call it “ghost quitting.” But this phenomenon is decreasing productivity, whatever the vernacular in your area. And most managers or business owners may not even realize their employees are doing this. Managers have been focused on the “Great Resignation.” Losing employees hurts productivity. But there’s another kind of…


What Is ‘Calendar Bankruptcy’?

Meetings help bring people together and ensure everyone is on the same page. But having too many meetings can cause more problems than they are meant to prevent. Meeting overload can drain people’s energy and destroy morale. The point of meetings is to help people complete their work, but sometimes they actually hinder people from…


How Can I Get Organized This Autumn?

By Paul F. P. Pogue From Ask Angi It’s the eternal question for any homeowner: What do I do with all this stuff? Especially as the autumn months and school season approach, you might be overwhelmed by all that’s going on. Fortunately, the principles of home organization can help you manage your belongings and the…


6 Ways to Improve Productivity and Mental Health

Article by Kelly Lynn Adams Are you feeling exhausted, drained and tired mentally, emotionally, and physically? Are you getting pulled in different directions throughout the week? What is taking up your mental and emotional space and depleting your energy? A survey of 2,000 people in the US revealed the Covid-19 pandemic affected individuals and their work habits. About 58 percent of respondents…