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January 20, 2018

The Tale Of Three Cars

This article is a response to Workfront’s 2017-2018 State of Enterprise Work Report. In particular, I am responding to three findings about the future of automation. These findings reflect three attitudes towards…
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February 16, 2016

Productivity is killing innovation and hurting our careers

There’s no shortage of advice out there for making you more productive, and plenty of it works. But the emphasis on productivity has gone too far, and it’s holding back…
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October 31, 2014

Strategic Idleness

In a recent survey in the US, 83% of people said they had no time for 'relaxation or thinking' at all. In a knowledge economy, what hope can we have…
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May 2, 2012

Productivity through chunking and slicing

How long does your attention stay on one thing at work? One study found that office workers switch task every three minutes.  You’re working on a project and ‘ping’ an…
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April 22, 2012

We need more doubt

I don’t see enough doubt…and it really worries me. As I psychologist, I understand why we prefer not to doubt but, for businesses at least, there has never been a…
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February 14, 2012

Thinking with your body

For this little experiment you will need a pen. Hold the pen lightly in your lips.  Then read the following statement: Why don’t oysters ever donate to charity? Because they…
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