Unplugging from work: most of us probably think we do it—maybe we believe we're pretty good at it. During our personal time we tuck our phones away and turn off…
At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for optimizing workplace productivity have evolved dramatically over the last two decades.
Technology has enabled massive personal productivity gains — computers, spreadsheets, email, and other advances have made it possible for a knowledge worker to seemingly produce more in a day then was previously possible in a year. It’s tempting to conclude that, if individuals are able to perform their work much better and faster, overall productivity must be soaring.
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