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New Research Study Says Busy Work is Actually Satisfying

cubiclesIf you’ve ever fought against mindless activities which waste time like deleting messages, it may be time to accept them.

That’s because new research says people are actually happiest at work when they’re not working on anything challenging.

Wait, what?

The study was conducted by the University of California-Irvine with Microsoft Research and looked at how employees’ mood and attention spans change after performing activities at the office such as responding to emails or checking Facebook. Read more

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Chief Executive Bans Internal Emails for One Week, Productivity Surges!

Shayne Hughes, chief executive of Learning as Leadership did the unthinkable. He announced to his staff that all internal email was forbidden for an entire week!

Here’s why: Realizing internal emails equate to 50 to 75 percent of all traffic, reviewing, responding and managing, they consume large chunks of time for employees.

Plus, in a Forbes post Hughes argues it’s not even the best medium for communication. Read more