Today’s workplace is packed with distractions that keep us from getting our jobs done. It’s time to change that. “Focus on Work,” a free soundtrack from Jabra and Restworks, can help us achieve a blissful state of concentration.
You know the helpless feeling: The critical piece of work in front of you requires your immediate and undivided attention.
But you can’t concentrate. Noisy coworkers, a churning printer and the incessant whirring of the air-conditioning unit – all have overwhelmed your ability to focus.
“O.K. Holger, I’ve found your New Ways of Working blogs highly interesting and even eye-opening at times. But I’m wondering…. Is this concept based on some kind of scientific theory – or is it something you just came up with?”
I’ve been blogging about what we at Jabra call New Ways of Working for more than a year-and-a-half, and of the many questions and comments I’ve received, the one above really stood out. I appreciate honesty, and it’s one of the most to-the-point emails I’ve received since we started this journey!
So I thought I’d use this blog to explain the underlying framework behind New Ways of Working (yes, there is one, Amy!) and introduce a tool to help managers and knowledge workers plan their workdays for increased efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction.
Scientists have long understood the benefits of a quick nap, such as greater productivity, better decision making and improved overall health. But catching some Zzzzs while on the job? Meet a pioneering company that’s working to change our attitudes about stealing a few winks in the workplace.
It wasn’t long ago that napping at work was a great way to get fired.
But if a U.S. company has its way, getting a few minutes of shut-eye on the job may just make you a better employee.
Allow me to introduce MetroNaps, perhaps the most courageous company in the world. That’s because MetroNaps is determined to eliminate one of the biggest taboos in the workplace: dozing on the job. Continue reading →