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Practical Strategies for Tackling the Tasks You Dread

Not everything we do at work is enjoyable. We can try reframing the more irksome duties in terms of means to an end, but sometimes, even with a mindset adjustment, there are still jobs we dread—and that can make them difficult to finish effectively. Here are some tips for tackling your most tiresome tasks.

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Steve Berczuk
The Benefits of Sleeping on the Job

Taking naps has numerous benefits, including increased alertness, enhanced performance, and reduced mistakes and accidents. With advantages like that, it's no wonder some companies are designating "nap rooms" in the office and letting employees get some shut-eye during work hours! Would you nap at work?

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Naomi Karten
The Search for Unusual Productivity Tips

There are countless articles about how to be more productive, with tips that are good but familiar. But what about improving productivity by working less? Or not caring as much about your job? Read on to discover some tips for being more productive that you probably haven't heard before.

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Naomi Karten
Long-Term Trends: Project Schedule and Productivity on the Decline

QSM recently completed an analysis of how project schedule has changed over time and the subsequent impact on effort and productivity. The results indicate that project size, effort, and productivity have all decreased over time. This story explores the findings and shares some related observations.

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Katie Costantini
Are You Making Your Employees Unproductive?

Much has been written about motivating employees who spend time unproductively doing things they know they shouldn't (hello, Facebook). But what about tasks that are sanctioned or even mandated in your organization that are just as unproductive? See if your employees waste time in any of these ways.

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Naomi Karten
Six Productivity Tips You May (or May Not) Want to Follow

Some productivity tips seem at first glance to be designed to slow you down or stall your progress. But they may actually help you achieve results faster and better. The key to being more productive is finding what works for you personally. Read on for some suggestions on maximizing your time.

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Naomi Karten
Avoid These Sneaky Time Wasters at Work

Ask people what the biggest time wasters are that they face at work, and the top three answers are usually endless email, meandering meetings, and social media. But some of the contributors to wasted time are less than obvious. Here are some of the sneakier time wasters that can happen at work.

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Naomi Karten
Create a More Productive Work Environment

There is no one ideal set of criteria for a productive work environment, but there are some common themes that team members and managers can keep in mind. On an agile team, the issues of office space, remote working, and multitasking are great topics to discuss at an iteration retrospective.

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Steve Berczuk