Creatives do their best work when it's quietfastcompany.com/90273633/yet-another-way-open-offices-are-making-you-less-productive
Surprise! Many creatives say they need quiet to do their best work. So why aren’t employers giving it to them?
Here's the CIA's "Phoenix Checklist" for thinking about problems / Boing Boingboingboing.net/2019/02/28/heres-the-cias-phoenix-c.html
The "Phoenix Checklist" is a set of questions developed by the CIA to define and think about a problem, and how to develop a solution. THE PROBLEM Why is it necessary to solve the problem? What benefits will you receive by solving the problem? What is the unknown? What is it you don’t yet understand?…
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Frank Chimero · A Modest Guide to Productivityfrankchimero.com/blog/2018/productivity-guide/
Design and writing by Frank Chimero
BBC - Capital - The compelling case for working a lot lessbbc.com/capital/story/20171204-the-compelling-case-for-working-a-lot-less
Mastering 'active rest' is far harder than it looks, but there are good reasons why we should keep working at it
How I got to 200 productive hours a monthqotoqot.com/blog/improving-focus/
A tested approach to improve your focus and productivity
How to manage up with your boss — Quartzqz.com/964501/how-to-manage-up-with-your-boss/
I once had a boss who would send me a series of two-word emails throughout the day, each one bearing the same message: “Call me.” Each time I received one of these emails, the hairs on the back of my neck would stiffen and my stomach would churn violently. This reaction made no sense—I was...
To-Do Lists Are Discouraging. This Productivity Trick Is a Lot More Fun.slate.com/articles/business/the_ladder/2016/05/the_done_list_is_a_productivity_hack_that_s_the_opposite_of_a_to_do_list.html
And though my system might seem excessively self-congratulatory, I encourage you to consider adapting it to your own work. It has been an invaluable tool for setting goals, improving my productivity, and getting a handle on my impostor syndrome.