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How to Get Better at Email: What Science Tells Us

July 3, 2013 Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there’s the base human ...

Open-Plan Offices Are Terrible for Your Health

May 21, 2013 A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more conducive to productivity? What’s ...

7 Tips For Starting a New Job Off on the Right Foot

April 24, 2013 Once the elation of securing a new job fades, the nail-biting nerves of starting it quickly set in. For one NBC news anchor, his first-day jitters got the better of him at the most unfortunate of moments. So how do you start a new job well? How many questions are ...

The Complete Guide to Procrastinating at Work

April 11, 2013 Some research says the best way to spark creativity is to walk away and that the best ideas come from those least-expected “aha!” moments. So maybe procrastination isn’t such a bad thing after all. Or is time spent on those cat memes taking its toll? Can procrastinating ever be a ...

11 Things You Didn't Know About Drinking Coffee at Work

April 10, 2013 The cardinals who gathered at the Vatican last month took a very important daily pause during their deliberations to choose a new pope. “There’s a coffee break for about 30 minutes at a special buffet area in the front part of the audience hall,” the Rev. Thomas Rosica told CNN. ...

The Complete Guide to Taking Notes Effectively at Work

March 20, 2013 The value of note-taking—or notebooks at least—gets a stock market capitalization in the coming weeks with Moleskine’s planned IPO. The Italian stationery firm has boosted the profile of note-taking at companies around the world. But is all of the scribbling on nicely bound paper actually helping business people? And what ...