• Clare

Feeling The Pressure To Be More Productive?

Updated: May 13, 2020

Here are three tips, backed up by actual, serious psychological studies and… a tweet:

1. Work from home. In 2015, Nicholas A. Bloom et al., ran a nine-month experiment in China at Ctrip, a 16,000-employee travel agency. They found that working from home led to a 13 percent uplift in performance, and home workers reported feeling more satisfied with their work. The experiment was so successful that Ctrip rolled out the WFH option to the entire company.

2. Set goals and reflect on them. In a 2014 study by Cheryl J. Travers et al., 92 students took a goal-setting program and were then asked to reflect on their goals in a diary. Taking part in the program and reflecting on their goals increased the students’ academic performance significantly.

3. Don’t take productivity too seriously. Take it away, J.K.

J.K. got sth to say

There you have it: WFH, set and reflect on goals, and don’t get too hung up on squeezing every moment out of every day to achieve “success”.

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