Ever caught yourself overwhelmed by work and trying to take a break for 10 minutes-or-so that ends in 2 hours of descending into the abyss of memes, cat videos and nearly absurd listicles of 10 moderately interesting things? All the while experiencing terrible guilt and anxiety, you conclude that work is simply killing you, and you get back to another two hours of paperwork that turn out not as productive, but draining enough to leave you begging for another 10 minutes of rest, that ends in… oh, you know the story. (more…)
Ever wished your coworkers respected your privacy and actually knocked before they came in? It seems like an obvious thing to do, you might think, especially if you’re the one who’s focusing on that mind-boggling excel sheet or that tedious report. No matter if you’re working in a private or shared office room, a cubicle or a designated spot in a coworking space, people walking in and out can easily disturb your workflow and snap you out of your flow state in an instant. How do you politely tell them to bugger off and leave that morning chit chat to a more convenient hour?
Here’s our list of 12 most clever ideas of a do not disturb sign in your office.
You probably know that plants are awesome to make your office space a happier place, but did you know they can boost your productivity as well? Because of their air-purifying qualities they reduce CO2 levels, detox and freshen up the air, creating a kick-ass environment for you to smash through your to-do list.
If you’re not feeling too well in your office, it may not just be a case of the Mondays. Cases of office workers suffering from constant headaches, eye, nose, and throat irritation, and other health symptoms received public attention in the early ’90s, but are still an ongoing problem in many offices around the world. Studies repeatedly show that modern workers are up to 50 % less productive than they should be. “Why so?”, you may ask. (more…)