Productivity Myths

Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:30 PM

Optimizing productivity, and doing more with less, fuel our days at Pendaflex. So we were intrigued when we stumbled across the eye-catching title: Debunking Three Productivity Myths.  First bit of wisdom the article discredits: "Surfing the Internet is bad for productivity."  Given that our surfing turned up an eye-opening article that inspired this blog post, we'd have to agree: sometimes aimless surfing bears fruit.

What's more, the article cites a study that says that workers who take breaks to surf the web return to their tasks with greater focus and concentration.  Hmmm.  What other productivity myths may need to be reconsidered?

"Faster is better" and "You can catch up on work by eating at your desk," also come under fire. Turns out that better decision-making is linked careful, methodical thinking, not faster turn-around. Ditto taking time for lunch: short breaks refuel energy and decrease stress. Both are necessary for true, sustained productivity.

Looking to reexamine other common productivity claims? You'll enjoy 10 Productivity Myths that Hold You Back and 10 Productivity Myths

What productivity claim to you think is the biggest myth? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook and Twitter pages.



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