Work and productivity are two correlate which do not always run the same line. You might be totally engaged in your work but this does not necessarily mean you are being productive. Productivity is more of a qualitative mindset, a thinking framework that requires much more than just physical engagement, it calls for an emotional and affective investment and this is probably why psychologist Shawn Achor views happiness as a source of inspiration for productivity (watch his talk The Happy Secret to Better Work to learn more).
Work and productivity are the central themes of the TED Talks we are sharing with you today. The insights shared in these talks will definitely challenge the conventional and common way people conceptualize work. More importantly, ‘these talks offer unconventional, and uncommonly useful, advice on leading, working and making the most of each day.’
1-The happy secret to better work by Shawn Achor
2- The power of time off by Stefan Sagmeister
3- Why work doesn’t happen at work by Jason Fried
4- As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify by Yves Morieux
5- How to succeed? Get more sleep by Arianna Huffington