Saturday, January 19, 2019
confuse movement with progress

Don’t confuse movement with progress

How many things did you do today that really helped you to make progress? We spend too much time glued to our smartphones. As hamsters running on a wheel. Busy, but not really going...
daylight in the workplace

The impact of daylight in the workplace on productivity

The environment we work in has a huge impact on our productivity. The amount of daylight in the workplace is extremely important. But did you know that even the temperature and colour in the...
technological distractions

Technological distractions and a pint of beer

Imagine Einstein having a smartphone. He would not get any work done. Or Rembrandt constantly making selfies on Instagram. Would The Night Watch ever be finished? The irony is that the technology that has...
qi

Qi is your personal, unlimited source of energy

In traditional Chinese culture qi is a ‘life force’ or ‘energy flow’ that is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Some have perfected the skill to control this...
hungry

Stay hungry, stay focused

Many people think that being able to focus is purely a process of the mind. But it is also very much a physical process. Being a little bit hungry helps. Eating too much doesn't....
efficient

Stop being efficient and start to be human

Many employees still consider themselves to be machines. 130 years later Frederick Taylor’s 'scientific management' curse still haunts us. Through technological advancements we have now even been able to create Taylor’s perfect employee: the...
productivity

My ultimate guide to personal productivity

To be successful we need to get things done. For me that basically comes down to three things: knowing what to do, knowing when to do it and actually doing it. Everybody can learn to...
nature-inspired offices

Build nature-inspired offices for your employees

Some companies think that their employees want to work in a place that resembles an indoor playground. They build large open-plan offices that are filled with fun stuff. But fun and work do not...
open-plan office

The shock when we moved to an open-plan office

A long time ago I worked in the IT department of a large company. I thought I was lucky because in the year I was working there management decided that we moved from a...
T-shaped

Be T-shaped: don’t be a specialist or a generalist

When we talk about focused people we often think of specialists. People that concentrate primarily on a particular subject or activity and do that incredibly well. They are quite different from generalists that are...
waiting

Lessons in waiting from my kids and Disney

In my blog about developing the habit of patience I mentioned the fact that - unfortunately - I am not a very patient person. Which is a very bad habit. The good news is...
confuse movement with progress

Don’t confuse movement with progress

How many things did you do today that really helped you to make progress? We spend too much time glued to our smartphones. As hamsters running on a wheel. Busy, but not really going...