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12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

Are you guilty of these bad habits that are hurting our productivity at work? If so, it's probably time to cut it out.

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity after a bad night's sleep

And the unfortunate reality is that even though you feel like crap the next day, you still have to show up at the office, ready to give 110%.<p>But even though the thought of working an eight-hour day may seem impossible, it turns out that there are things you can do to get through it.<p>Here's how sleep …

Smart Rules: Six Ways to Get People to Solve Problems Without You

Artwork: Jen Stark, <b>Tri Angular</b>, 2010, Acrylic paint on wood, 35″ x 35″ x 25″<p>Companies face an increasingly complex world. Globalization and technology have opened up new markets and enabled new competitors. With an abundance of options to choose from, customers are harder to please—and more …

18 People Whose Incredible Work Ethic Paid Off

What distinguishes the merely talented from the truly great is drive — the willingness to get in earlier, stay later, and do more than everyone around them.<p>Whether it's staying up until 2 a.m. while working another job like Mark Cuban did to learn software or personally following up on customer …

How I Became a Morning Person, Read 5x More Books and Learned a New Language in A Year

You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).But the great thing about this story is that anyone …

The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and …

First, Let’s Fire All the Managers

Management is the least efficient activity in your organization.<p>Think of the countless hours that team leaders, department heads, and vice presidents devote to supervising the work of others. Most managers are hardworking; the problem doesn’t lie with them. The inefficiency stems from a top-heavy …

The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump"

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Friday afternoon (when I <i>should</i> be working, but I have a few posts already done in advance and my mind is …

Holacracy at Zappos: It’s either the future of management or a social experiment gone awry

As midnight approached on Dec. 11, a circle of Zappos and Downtown Project employees lifted up their shot glasses around a bonfire near the edge of the Fremont East District in downtown Las Vegas, where Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is conducting one of his many social experiments. He calls the private …

At Zappos, 210 employees decide to leave rather than work with ‘no bosses’

In March, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh issued an ultimatum of sorts to his employees. If they didn't feel like they could get behind the company's radical new management system—in which there are no traditional managers or job titles—he would give them until April 30 to decide whether they wanted to leave …

The Insanity of the What-by-When

When you agree to take an action, do you also give others a commitment of when you’ll do it by (the so-called “what-by-when”)? As much as this …

These 5 actions are often overlooked by new CFOs at startups

Expect a few things: a mess of documents to sort out, a frazzled CEO trying to balance finances while building a company, and a very frustrated office admin that has been mistaken for the company accountant one too many times.<p>Before taking on the role of CFO at Yotpo, I spent 8 years as a Senior …

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

<i>Ed</i><i>itor's Note: Medium has since changed the way it runs the organization as it's scaled. You can read about how they're approaching manag</i><i>ement now</i> …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

With Flextime, Bosses Prefer Early Birds to Night Owls

Flextime programs have never been more popular than they are today. Google allows many employees to set their own hours. At Microsoft, many employees can choose when to start their day, as long as it’s between 9am and 11am. At the “Big Four” auditing firm KPMG, some 70 percent of employees work …

76 Percent of Employees Are More Productive When They Leave the Office | Inc.com

Want your employees to get more done? Tell them to make themselves scarce. That's the disturbing finding of a new survey by FlexJobs, an online service for professionals seeking flexible or telecommuting jobs.<p>Of the 2,600 employees who answered the survey, only 24 percent reported getting their …

The Workplace

3 Engineering Decisions That Took This Start-Up From $0 to $100M

Smart decisions and adherence to the Lean Startup framework is taking Sharethrough to its $100M milestone.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

It’s Operating Systems Vs. Messaging Apps In The Battle For Tech’s Next Frontier

Pieter Walraven Contributor<p>Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, deliciously simple chat for work. Before founding Pie Pieter was product manager at Playfish in Beijing (acquired by EA). His Master's Thesis was on ‘Web & Mobile Business Model Innovation In Mainland China’.<p>As mobile devices …

Who blocked the release of a WiFi router that allowed users to remain anonymous?

If we learned anything from Edward Snowden's NSA revelations, it is that everything you do online is collected, monitored and stored. That means that …

Kaboom lets you send self-destructing messages to social networks

If you’re concerned about the content you put online, you might consider using an app that destroys content after a certain amount of time. But destructive apps rely on a careful ecosystem in order to really be, well, destructive. You can’t really take them and plop them somewhere else, like …

What To Do When Content Marketing Fails To Improve SEO Performance

Let’s face it: Content marketing is a bit overhyped. According to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs, at least 86% of B2B …

4 Strategies for Reaching the Chinese Consumer

Slowing Chinese economic growth coupled with confidence-sapping tumult on the stock market have set alarm bells ringing at companies about their future growth prospects in China. But they should not simply sit back and wait to see what happens next. Consumer-facing businesses have an important role …

Online social networks and anonymity. Can it blend?

Anonymous: Then and Now<p>For a long time english textbooks have been responsible for the fame of ‘Anonymous’ –a ubiquitous fella whose works had …

Digital Solution Helps Shield Online Activists

Chris Doten knows how hazardous it can be for democracy activists and journalists working under hostile regimes.<p>As manager for digital technology …

Demand Your Anonymity - Even if You're Having an Affair

People value their anonymity more than ever before. They've realised their online lives can be heavily documented and are beginning to feel chastened …

Researchers unveil super-fast anonymity network

A group of six academics have published a paper describing a new high speed anonymity network that could increase the privacy of internet users …

There Is a Faster Alternative to Tor But We Have No Idea If It'll Work

HORNET says it's a faster way to browse the web anonymously. Will it work once it leaves the academic sphere?<p>Tor, the most popular method of anonymized browsing on the internet, is slow. In fact, using it to surf the dark web often feels like a time warp to a time before broadband. Can we do better?<p>…