Chances are you’re sitting at your work desk reading this article. If so, brace yourself for what I’m about to say.
It’s no great secret that the job market is more competitive now than it ever has been before.
Not only are there fewer jobs to go around, but there are more skilled workers with degrees, ambition, and experience waiting in the wings to take those jobs.
Many employees have started upping their game for promotional opportunities. Moreover, there is a need now to secure their current jobs in the face of budget cuts, and younger, more qualified competition. One method being employed is to put in extra hours at work.
Your office desk is an incredibly personal place. This isn’t surprising when you consider just how much time you spend there.
Look at the stats:
People spend on average 5 hours and 41 minutes per day sitting at their desks. It means the only thing you spend more time doing a day is sleeping. When you consider that, it’s only natural your desk almost becomes an extension of your personality.
We are all different. Therefore, each person’s desk reveals something different about them as a worker and as a person. No matter if you’re a clean freak or the messiest person on earth.
While taking a moment to self-reflect, you realize there are changes you’d like to see in yourself. You may notice that you are not performing at your highest potential, as there is something standing in the way of your productivity. Maybe it’s an old habit that you just can’t seem to shake. Getting rid of bad habits isn’t always so simple, but we have a step by step process for you.
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We all know how it feels to fall deep into a creative rut. You frantically beg yourself for inspiration, but nothing clicks. Cultivating creativity is tough, partially because you rarely even know what you’re searching for. Since creativity takes many different forms, it can be hard to define. Here’s how we see it-
Creativity is making ideas / alternatives / things / links / solutions / services / methods / art / entertainment
that are useful / entertaining /inspiring / helpful / unique / innovative / novel / domain changing / acknowledgable
and require passion / knowledge / expertise / insight / effort / GRIT / action / instantiation
The process of writing is like dancing a constantly evolving Waltz. You’re always learning, improving, falling down, getting back up, and spinning. To be a writer is to be a dreamer. It is to embrace the life-altering power of words, and to spend your life stringing them together in ways that are both captivating and relevant. It’s hard work. It’s rewarding work. It’s stressful work.
Productivity is generally talked about using cold, unfeeling data, but it might help to get a little mushy now and then.
Emotional intelligence, or EI, is a concept that thought leaders and hiring managers love to talk about. But does it have a place in the discourse of productivity-minded leaders? It’s not that some managers don’t care about their employees’ feelings; they would just prefer to focus on aspects of the work environment that can be easily controlled.
Telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular for new generations of workers who desire freedom to work where and how they want. The ability to work from home has given employees around the world greater satisfaction with their jobs, enabling them to become more productive in the process.
So how in the world has “working at home” come to mean wearing sweatpants all day, binge-watching Netflix, and doing laundry all while on the clock?
While a small minority take advantage of the privilege to work at home like stereotypes would have you believe, productivity problems usually stem from an inability to manage time and limit distractions. Telecommuters who can’t establish structure in their routine can often find themselves lacking in productivity.
Everyone is looking for more time in their life. With work, families, friends, and meetings taking up the majority of our valuable time, sometimes our home’s chore list can be pushed to the back burner. Here are some tips that will save you time and energy, so that you can find more time for things that are important to you:
Companies are not the only ones that can benefit from time tracking software applications. Freelancers, who work from home or do ad-hoc work in office settings, will also discover that tracking their time comes with myriad benefits.
Freelancers often do not have to adhere to an official work schedule and in many cases, how much they work or how many hours they work determines their income. It’s easy to slip into a lax schedule when you are a freelancer and that will unfortunately mean that your income is restricted due to the many unproductive hours incurred.