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What online and offline chess tournaments can tell us about the impact of lockdowns on cognitive performance

  Researchers have been studying the productivity effects of remote work and work from home for years, and generally the results have trended in a positive direction. Stanford

By |2020-11-24T09:23:24-08:00August 5th, 2020|Flow, Health / Medicine / Wellness, Science, Work|Comments Off on What online and offline chess tournaments can tell us about the impact of lockdowns on cognitive performance

The Atlantic: Making the case for reopening with a 4-day week

In today's Atlantic I have an essay arguing for reopening businesses on a 4-day week. The argument has two parts. First, offices have proved to be a significant

Reason number one million to leave your phone alone during breaks

Nextgov reports on new research comparing the mental efficacy of breaks with and without phones: Using your phone on break during mentally challenging tasks doesn’t allow your brain

By |2020-04-02T12:31:58-07:00January 15th, 2020|Attention / Distraction, Health / Medicine / Wellness, REST, The Distraction Addiction|Comments Off on Reason number one million to leave your phone alone during breaks

New study: Air quality affects chess players’ ability

The Times reports on a new study on the impact of pollution on cognitive performance: Chess players make worse decisions when they breathe dirtier air, suggesting that even

By |2019-12-17T05:34:15-08:00December 17th, 2019|Business and work, Health / Medicine / Wellness, Science|1 Comment

Eating together at work and in negotiations

In the interviews I've done with leaders and workers at companies that have implemented shorter workweeks, I often hear-- in the smaller places at least-- that they eat

By |2020-05-21T11:49:28-07:00April 12th, 2019|4-day workweek, Arts and Culture, Business and work, Health / Medicine / Wellness, SHORTER|Comments Off on Eating together at work and in negotiations
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