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...
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...
time management

Time management does not exist

Do you have the feeling you don't have enough hours in your day? Do you keep procrastinating and forgetting stuff? Having trouble completing tasks? Take control and start using time management! But is it...
the story of the old carpenter

The story of the old carpenter

When I ask somebody at the office "Hey man, how are you?” I often get the answer “Very busy!” For a while now I stopped replying with “Oh, good!” Instead I say “I am...
multitasking

Stop multitasking and start working smarter

Do you think you are a multitasker? You are not. Multitasking is a myth. Our brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously but switches tasks quickly. Costing more time, making more mistakes and draining energy....

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Take a minimalist approach to minimalism

Minimalist surroundings help people relax. But you don't need a book about decluttering to clean up. Just use common sense and create a few...