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MIT Professor: To Be Happier and More Productive, Spend 30 Minutes Each Day ‘Wasting Time’

Posted on May 18th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Technology is making it difficult for us to just think anymore. With this super simple habit, you can regain the time and space you need to recharge.

 

Today, my life is packed with activities and distractions. From the moment I wake up, before I’ve even crawled out of bed for my first essential cup of coffee, I’m already plugged into work via email, and I can find out what’s happening in the world with a glance of my news feeds on Facebook and LinkedIn. After waking and feeding my kids and walking them to the bus stop, I jump in my car and head to the office, where I open my laptop to a constantly growing pile of tasks and projects and initiatives.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

“Technology is making it difficult for us to just think anymore. With this super simple habit, you can regain the time and space you need to recharge.”

 

Today, my life is packed with activities and distractions. From the moment I wake up, before I’ve even crawled out of bed for my first essential cup of coffee, I’m already plugged into work via email, and I can find out what’s happening in the world with a glance of my news feeds on Facebook and LinkedIn. After waking and feeding my kids and walking them to the bus stop, I jump in my car and head to the office, where I open my laptop to a constantly growing pile of tasks and projects and initiatives.

Your Compliance Training Sucks, And Here’s How To Fix It

Posted on April 6th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

It’s kind of amazing that you clicked on an article with “compliance training” in the headline, such is the revulsion with which that experience is typically–and often deservedly–greeted. But it’s a good thing you did. The policies covered in most compliance-training programs are extremely important for keeping the organization from violating laws and regulations, not to mention preserving a safe, inclusive work culture.

 

So it’s all the bigger shame that the way employees tend to be taught about those policies is frequently so tedious and rarely leads the desired outcomes. Here’s why–and what it takes to rethink a more effective training experience.

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Most HR training is memorable only for being unpleasant and tedious. That’s a real problem.

How To Stay Focused When You Have A Flexible Schedule

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Ah, autonomy. Isn’t it grand? No defined time when you have to arrive at the office. No guilt over having to leave early for your kid’s recital. And if you’re not feeling well or the roads are bad, no problem–just work from home.

 

But is it ever really that simple? After all, other things become more salient when you’re working from home, like that pile of laundry that needs to get done, or a plethora of mindless daytime TV viewing options. That’s one issue with autonomy–it’s entirely up to you to get your stuff done. You have to set your own deadlines and hold yourself accountable to deliverables, because no one is looking over your shoulder.

 

Perhaps it’s a mixed blessing. According to the National Workplace Flexibility Study, 98% of managers who implement a flexible work schedule see no negative drawbacks. Rather, they see results like better communication, interaction, and productivity. So, it’s not that simple–managing a flexible schedule requires a strong balance of managerial trust and personal accountability.

 

But what does the latter look like? How can you still manage to get stuff done with the boundaries that many of us became accustomed to before we had this kind of autonomy? As it turns out, it’s more than possible–and we’ve got a few tips.

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It can be harder to stay productive when you work your own hours, so it’s up to you to set boundaries that allow you to do your best work.

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