Why Bird Sounds Make Us More Productive

By  Holger Reisinger

It’s time to incorporate nature into the workday. Find out how the natural sounds featured in the “Focus on Work” music soundtrack can help relieve stress and make us more productive on the job.

Why Bird Sounds Make Us More Productive

Are noise and distractions in the workplace keeping you from getting your job done? Continue reading

Introducing the Music that Can Change Your (Work) Life!

By  Holger Reisinger

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.

Introducing the Music that Can Change Your (Work) Life!

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.

You feel frustrated, anxious, paralyzed…. Continue reading

The Secret to Greater Productivity? It’s In the Cube.

By The Secret to Greater Productivity? It’s In the Cube. Holger Reisinger

“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?”

Amy W.

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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.

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Get it Done, Faster, with a “How-to-Do” List

By Get it Done, Faster, with a “How-to-Do” List Holger Reisinger


To-do lists are great for prioritizing tasks, but not so great at helping us accomplish them. Supercharge your productivity by transforming your humble to-do-list into a how-to-do list.

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Want to cross more off your to-do list – in less time?

Turn it into a “how-to-do” list.

That’s the revelation I had while reminiscing about a fantastic sailing trip I took not long ago.

It was a dream voyage – a few friends, a week of sailing and an opportunity to visit interesting new places. Continue reading

“Start Sleeping on the Job or You’re Fired!”

By “Start Sleeping on the Job or You’re Fired!” Holger Reisinger

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.

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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