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Having fun at work Why Fun at Work Matters

Having fun at work is good for employees' happiness, satisfaction, and even health. But it also increases employee productivity; strengthens coworker relationships, which helps them be more innovative; and makes employees loyal to their organizations. So fun at work benefits employers and companies, too.

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Smartphone receiving emails Striking a Balance with After-Hours Email

The best way for employees to recharge themselves after a workday is to detach both mentally and physically from work. Unfortunately, after-hours email has made that detachment impossible for many. Still, you don't have to give up work-life balance. Try imposing some limitations on after-hours communication.

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Naomi Karten
Want to Be More Productive? Work Less

Although some organizations reward working long hours, that practice is actually counterproductive. After a certain point, more work does not mean more productivity. In fact, due to distractions and fatigue, eventually the more you work, the less productive you become. What's your ideal work-life balance?

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Uncovering the Secrets to a Work-Life Balance

While maintaining a good work-life balance is still as desirable as ever, it may also be more difficult than ever. Having technology constantly available makes it hard for us to disconnect from our jobs. But making time for family, health, and hobbies is beneficial not only to our lives, but also to our work.

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Naomi Karten
Unlimited Vacation Policies: Pro or Con?

The idea behind offering unlimited vacation seems to be to build trust by giving salaried employees flexibility about time off and a greater chance of achieving a good work-life balance. But it's too soon to say whether such a policy actually works. Would you take advantage of unlimited vacation?

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Naomi Karten
Why You Should Be Worried about Stress in Your Workplace

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy writes that the stress and work expectations that led to Steve Ballmer's resignation from Microsoft are not uncommon in the IT world. The same pressure trickles down from the top to the delivery teams, spreading the negative effects throughout the company.

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Beauty, Art, and Software

Thinking about connections between beauty, art, literature, and software may not seem as immediately useful as learning a new language or methodology, but doing so can help you be a better developer and designer by exposing you to different ways of thinking—or even improving how you think.

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Is Your Job “Work” or Is It "Fun?"

The announcement by Yahoo to end working from home has started a conversation about productivity and the work-life balance. There are many issues about time management and productivity that come to mind, but another interesting question related to where we work is whether work is “work” or "fun."

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