Employees who constantly feel energized, are engaged with the organization, and are satisfied with their jobs don’t lose motivation and have good performance results that lead to increased company profit. But did you know that behind company performance stands company culture? Alina Dizik has done some research and reported interesting results on The Wall Street Journal from a study conducted by a group of researchers who analysed company performance by surveying the employees working in sales departments at 95 auto dealership companies.

Have you ever felt that there are not enough hours in the day to get the things done? Some of us might think that the best scenario would be to take work home and gain some additional hours there. The logic is that if I get less sleep, but finish extra work, then at least tomorrow I would have less to do. But is the time saved by working extra hours instead of sleeping well worth it? Read below for “7 Reasons Productive People Go to Bed Early” written by Amy Morin on Inc.

Who doesn’t want to be successful in their career? As written in the post by Travis Bradberry on Forbes, your success doesn’t just depend on your degree, knowledge and level of intelligence. According to a study conducted by Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University, your success and achievements depend more on your mindset than your IQ.

Nowadays there are many discussions about burnout. There are people who believe it’s a made up disease in modern society. Still, occupational burnout is a serious problem that’s hard recover from. It’s mainly caused by ongoing psychological stress in the workplace. One profession where people are vulnerable to stress is entrepreneurship. Especially entrepreneurs running new start-ups who are spending a lot of their energy working overtime and sleeping very few hours.

Based on studies conducted by the University of Nottingham regarding energy and self-control, Dr. Travis Bradberry has written a very useful and informative article in The Huffington Post that explains how these components interact with each other and how to keep them in balance. 

To do list tips

To use your work hours efficiently, you have to consider the best ways to get organized and manage your daily tasks and projects. Mike Renahan, a HubSpot sales blogger, offers an interesting method for how to deal with your to-dos. It’s called the “impact vs. effort analysis.” This method lets you easily estimate which of your tasks requires the most immediate impact in the shortest period of time. Continue reading for a short guide on how the “impact vs. effort” analysis works.

Are you a freelancer, have the option to work from home, or run your own business from home? If the answer is “yes,” then you must already know the basics of how to improve your productivity while working away from an office. We have a few more suggestions. See 10 easy-to-follow tips by Melanie Pinola from Lifehacker to get things done on time from home:

The open-office floorplan is modern, cheaper than the “old-school” office setup with separate rooms or cubicles, and better for collaboration and creativity. Well, that’s what we’d like to believe. Instead, the open office is an environment where continuous distraction is common. Since everyone is sharing the same space, it’s easy for coworkers to chat with each other. This social aspect is nice, but it’s disruptive for those in the middle of completing urgent tasks.

The magic formula for how to become productive, happy, and successful in life is very simple and achievable for most of us. New neuroscience research gives us more proof that an active lifestyle and willingness to take care of your health will not only make you feel better physically, but also mentally. Continue reading to find out how regular exercise helps you achieve your daily goals at work.