The Power of Small Winshbr.org/2011/05/the-power-of-small-wins
Reprint: R1105C What is the best way to motivate employees to do creative work? Help them take a step forward every day. In an analysis of knowledge workers’ diaries, the authors found that nothing contributed more to a positive inner work life (the mix of emotions, motivations, and perceptions that is critical to performance) than making progress in meaningful work. If a person is motivated and happy at the end of the workday, it’s a good bet that he or she achieved something, however small. If the person drags out of the office disengaged and joyless, a setback is likely to blame. This progress principle suggests that managers have more influence than they may realize over employees’ well-being, motivation, and creative output. The key is to learn which actions support progress—such as setting clear goals, providing sufficient time and resources, and offering recognition—and which have the opposite effect. Even small wins can boost inner work life tremendously. On the flip side, small losses or setbacks can have an extremely negative effect. And the work doesn’t need to involve curing cancer in order to be meaningful. It simply must matter to the person doing it. The actions that set in motion the positive feedback loop between progress and inner work life may sound like Management 101, but it takes discipline to establish new habits. The authors provide a checklist that managers can use on a daily basis to monitor their progress-enhancing behaviors.
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Get It Doneboz.com/articles/get-it-done
Too often people do the best they can with what they have when they should instead get it done
Keyboard tricks from a macOS app dev — Alin Panaitiunotes.alinpanaitiu.com/Keyboard%20tricks%20from%20a%20macOS%20app%20dev
Alin Panaitiu's notes and ramblings: short-form content on macOS apps, music and computers in general
rcmd - Switch apps instantly using the ⌘ Right Command keylowtechguys.com/rcmd/
Use the Right Command key and the first letter of the app name to switch to that app instantly. Forget about Command Tab Tab Tab... you get the idea.
Quantity leads to quality - Austin Kleonaustinkleon.com/2020/12/10/quantity-leads-to-quality-the-origin-of-a-parable/
On the origin of a parable in the book ART AND FEAR.
Hacking your keyboard with karabiner · Kaushik Gopal's Sitekau.sh/blog/hacking-your-keyboard/
Curated thoughts on various topics like programming, technology, music, life and personal stuff from Kaushik Gopal. Friends call me kaush.
The Diminishing Returns of Calendar Cultureannehelen.substack.com/p/the-diminishing-returns-of-calendar
Or, The Misery of Monochronic Time
Amazing Marvin - Customizable Task Manager and Daily Planneramazingmarvin.com/
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Work Is Work | codahale.comcodahale.com//work-is-work/
In which returns diminish.
Excuse me but why are you eating so many frogsexperimentalhistory.substack.com/p/excuse-me-but-why-are-you-eating
We've got the wrong theory about how minds work and it's ruining our lives
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The productivity tax you pay for context switchingasync.twist.com/context-switching/
How distraction became our default way of working and what you can do to reclaim your focus