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Values at Work: Linking Purpose, Productivity, and Performance

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Management gurus insist that mission-driven companies perform better than their competition. Yet some of the largest and most profitable companies in the world are also the most reviled. Is…

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82% of Managers Are Working at the Wrong Energy Level

The energy level for many business leaders isn’t quite right, new research suggests. Too many business leaders are working above or below their optimum energy level, which trans…

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It’s Official: Micromanaging Kills Productivity

New research suggests the more you try to dictate how and when employees work, the less they will accomplish. (It’s Official: Micromanaging Kills Productivity . . .

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Sweden’s Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow

The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days. (Does reducing work hours increase productivity? #Sweden’s 6 hour workday experiment will tell!

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Stop Repeating: Better Ways to Memorize

[The Daily Beast] A team of scientists recently discovered that repetition is a terrible way to memorize information—and their findings highlight much better strategies.

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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home – NPR (blog)

NPR (blog) When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home NPR (blog) In the land that came up with the phrase “Thank God it’s Friday,” and a restaurant chain to capitalize on the sense of relief many feel as the work week ends, researchers made an…

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Why Smartphone Breaks At Work Aren’t Such A Bad Idea – NPR

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We don’t usually write about studies with fewer than 100 participants, but this one seems so fun — and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a reason to play more and work a few minutes less?

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Here’s Why You Should Leave Work Earlier Every Day – Business Insider

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“There’s a lingering belief that the only way to prove your dedication and work ethic is to be in the office. All. The.

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Meditation for Strivers

How did high-achievers like Arianna Huffington and Dan Harris come to appropriate a twenty-five-hundred-year-old philosophy of non-striving? (How did high achievers come to appropriate a 2,500-year-old philosophy of non-striving?

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