state of flow

Get into a state of flow and do some great work

Flow is the state in which we are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The state of flow is perfect for doing focused work. In this blog I will...
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...
open-plan office

The skill to work in an open-plan office

Our office spaces have changed dramatically over the past few decades. They have gone from more formal looking separate offices - with an actual door you can close - to places that resemble our...
time management

Ten things I will practice to use my time more wisely

Everyone agrees: time is valuable. More valuable than all the money or stuff you wil ever own. Yet, a lot of it is wasted. Being an entrepreneur, husband and father I never have time...
internal clock

Watch your internal clock and know when to peak

A long time ago we were more in sync with nature. We relied on our internal clock and knew exactly what the best time was to take action or to rest. These days we...
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...
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...
batch processing

Try batch processing to complete a large task

Our minds are only capable to really see one thing at a time. Just like they are able to do only one thing at a time. We constantly switch from object to object and...
rituals

Five rituals that help you focus on your work

Being able to focus on your work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also give you a competitive advantage over those that are not...
whispering dishes

Whispering dishes reminded me not to shout

Whispering is more powerful than shouting. Shout and your message will be lost. When the transmitter and receiver are focused, even the softest messages will be heard. How can we apply the principles of...

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