Workplace Hack: The Distraction Chair

Getting distracted is natural. Facebook and Twitter notifications, incoming emails, text messages and strange interesting conversations going on in the office are all likely to distract us from our work.

Workplace Hack: Why Your Office Needs a Games Area

You care about your team. You want them to be happy and healthy and you understand this means they need to take regular breaks to rest their eyes and recharge their brains. But what is there for your team to do on their breaks? If you’re not offering your team something fun to do, they’ll […]

Workplace Hack: Read Fiction as a Form of Meditation

If you’re serious about becoming more productive, start meditating. Meditating has been proven to help you concentrate, reduce stress, improve working memory and reduce emotional reactivity – all of which will help you to become more productive. While there are clearly benefits to meditation, I don’t necessarily think the office is the place to do […]

Workplace Hack: The Shout About It Method

Many people find that working out with a friend motivates them to exercise and makes it easier to stick to their routine. Knowing that there is someone else who knows about your goals, and will be let down if you don’t stick to your plan, can help keep you motivated. How does this apply to […]

Workplace Hack: Start a Wellness Programme

A healthy company is a happy company and it’s important to offer employees benefits that will help them improve their health and general wellbeing. Personally, I prefer to spend my days in a happy, healthy office but if you’re not convinced, check out these studies that show a strong the positive effect wellbeing and general […]

Workplace Hack: The Japanese 5S Method

Most of us spend the majority of our time at work, so it’s no surprise that our workspace can have a massive effect on us, especially on our mood and productivity. Personally, I can’t stand a messy workplace. There’s nothing quite like a cluttered desk and a stack of washing up to stifle my productivity.

Workplace Hack: Move Your Desk

How often do you sit at your desk feeling tired and uninspired? For many people, this is something that happens every afternoon, for others, it could be in the run up to an exciting holiday or the day after you stayed up a little too late and had one beer too many… When you’re in […]

The Antidote to Feeling Unproductive

You’re probably familiar with the sinking feeling that you didn’t get enough done during the day. While to-do lists are useful, they’re certainly not the magical solution to all our productivity problems. Otherwise why do we so often feel discouraged about how much we’re getting done? It’s such a common reaction that even many successful […]

Workplace Hack: Eat That Frog

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain This Workplace Hack comes from success coach Brian Tracy and is based on the Mark Twain quote above. The method, in it’s most basic form, involves getting your most dreaded task […]

Workplace Hack: Jerry Seinfeld’s Don’t Break the Chain Method

Habits and routine are a huge part of productivity. Once you make a habit out of doing your regular chores, you’ll find they become easier to do. But how exactly do you turn a chore into a habit? The “Don’t Break the Chain” method of productivity is based on a piece of advice given to […]

Workplace Hack: Follow the OHIO Principle

Have you ever had a task that just keeps finding it’s way back onto your to do list? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while but you never get around to it. Or perhaps you’re starting lots of tasks but never finishing any? It might be time to try the OHIO (or Only […]