Work Smarter Not Harder. An Infographic For The Workplace

Water Cooler Business Chat

Water Cooler Business ChatA recent study has found that one in three workers are completely or partially dissatisfied with on-the-job stress, in many cases those workers are likely suffering because they work extremely long hours when they should be working smarter and not working harder.

The team at  Best Masters Degrees has put together a clever infographic that highlights some simple tricks we can all use to work smarter while avoiding excessive hours an unneeded headaches.

For example the infographic suggests that 20 minutes of hard work followed by a short jaunt to the water cooler, restroom or another location can keep you focused and working faster than long periods isolated at your desk.

The infographic also suggests waiting five minutes before responding to an email so your brain can develop a thought out answer that can be sent quickly without the need to rewrite parts of the email after you compose it.  [Read more…]

Gina Trapani Launches Work Smarter

Gina Trapani, founding editor of Lifehacker, launches another blog over at Work Smarter is “less nerd more business” according to Trapani, who will update the blog on a weekly basis.

I’m still finding my legs and meeting the audience over at Work Smarter, but I’m thrilled to be hanging out with the brilliant folks there, at least virtually.

The first post is about workspaces, by the way.