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Entries from June 2010

No Reversal for Damages of Multitasking

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The stress of constant, adrenaline-fueled multitasking is damaging brain cells.  We were hoping that the prescription of using mind-games, puzzles, and other cognitive-enhancing products would be a solution for reviving the damaged cells, but it turns out that this is not the answer. True, the exercises did improve short-term memory and problem-solving, but only for […]

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Would You Lie in an Email?

June 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Do you think it more likely that someone would lie in an email than in a handwritten text?  According to a recent study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, email is the more likely medium for people to convey lies.  In trying to analyze this, I recognize that a handwritten note is clearly identified with you.  However email […]

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Lack of Sleep–the Enemy of Productivity

June 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

For some office workers, the greatest productivity killer is the Internet, including non-work-related e-mail, social networking and mindless Web surfing. For others, it’s particularly chatty co-workers who won’t give you a moment’s peace.  For many, however, the problem all boils down to lack of sleep in your off time, causing you to space out for long […]

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Weighing in for Productivity Results: The Obesity Issue

June 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The obesity epidemic is constantly referenced in the news.  Michelle Obama is focusing on the issue among our school children.  Yet there is an issue beyond the health and lifestyle factors, and that is the problem of obesity with regard to productivity in the workplace. According to a presentation last year at the Obesity Society’s […]

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3 Time Management Tips to Boost Office Productivity

June 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments

You don’t have to be a genius to manage time; rather, if you’re a genius, you probably don’t know how to manage your time because you tend to be eccentric, you keep haphazard and unconventional schedules, and you have a one-track mind that is so focused on your passion that you find it hard to […]

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Tags: Time Management