What coffee really is No matter if you consider yourself a coffee connoisseur or you just like your Starbucks on special occasions, you might want to know what coffee actually is and where it comes from, so let’s go on a short journey of a coffee bean first.
The Lazy Hour We’ve all been there: you just had your lunch and come back to your office… Only to feel super tired and unable to focus on work at all. This usually lasts for about an hour, and we have given it a name: The Lazy Hour.
We are proud to announce that we have finalized our latest Luxafor software update. which now includes an integration with PomoDone App. PomoDone App is the easiest way to track your workflow using the Pomodoro technique, on top of your current task management service. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO CONNECT YOUR LUXAFOR DEVICE WITH POMODONE APP:
To-do lists are something that most of us have tried to use for one or another reason at least once in our lifetime. But did you know that 41% of to-do tasks are never completed? The only way to truly understand how to use a to-do list appropriately is to stop making 7 most common to-do list mistakes, and we’re here to help you avoid them all!
We have compiled a list of 53 best productivity tools for you to choose from in one Ultimate Productivity Tool Guide for 2019. Download it here and begin your productivity journey today! The need for productivity tools Working smart means realizing your potential, acknowledging your skillset and using productivity tools accordingly to enhance performance, and thus save precious time. There is an overwhelming amount of productivity tools available in the world. This doesn’t mean you need all of them. You just have to know how to choose the right ones for your situation. And we’re here to guide you with 5 simple, but important steps for choosing the right tools for you.
Get started on your journey towards Mindfulness, one day at the time with this FREE calendar! Stress resilience Stress is a growing productivity issue worldwide and we have written about stress and burnout before. This is a topic that needs to be addressed again and again until all effective methods have been found and implemented in our everyday lives. One of the widely discussed methods of avoiding stress is mindfulness – most of us have heard this term. But do we actually know what it means, understand how to interpret it and what the benefits of practicing mindfulness techniques are?
The hazards of a tangled office The modern office grinds to a standstill without electricity. From computers to printers to office radios, almost everything plugs into an electrical outlet for power, which means the average office can be a maze of electrical cords. Turns out there are an estimated 400 million meters of exposed cabling in UK workplaces alone. Did you know, that, according to the British Council for Offices (BCO), the average workstation size has shrunk by 2sqm since 2009, yet the power requirement has remained constant at 200-250w per workstation?
The linkage between productivity and microclimate Ever wondered how the environmental conditions affect your quality of work? You probably have felt a bit chilly or too hot in your workspace at times. Or noticed dry, itchy skin or eyes, even a runny nose after a long day at the office. Maybe your allergies are flaring up more often in your office than outdoors… All of these situations are caused by one major problem – inappropriate microclimate in your workspace.
Noise is one of the biggest issues in open offices “Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” in 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said. “It is not only an interruption; it is also a disruption of thought.” A study from the University of Sydney in 2013 found that lack of sound privacy is the biggest frustration for employees. Noise is quickly becoming the biggest barrier to a productive and a pleasant day at work. 30% of workers in open plan offices, were dissatisfied with the noise level of their workspaces.
We don’t need to do a research to know the answer to the above question. Unfortunately, in contemporary times, we are more busy than productive. However, nothing is carved in stone. You can always put in some effort to eliminate the busy habits to become the most productive you. To find out what to do, take the quick test: are you busy or productive?