Roundup No 3: How to be crazy productive, boost creativity with your office design, and more!

5 Ways to Experience Flow and Get Crazy Productive

“The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day [..],” says Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart – the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. Wow!
It’s necessary to organize your mind, because only then will you stop stressing about everything, have a balanced mind, be healthy, and finally – succeed in productivity! A disorganized mind can’t deal with a constant flow of thoughts. This can lead to distraction at everything you do, bad performance, and poor decision-making. But how do you train your brain and get your mind organized?
Be happy and reach your performance peak by following 5 steps from Travis Bradberry! Read the full article on Forbes.

Creative Office, Creative Ideas!

When it comes to motivating your employees, the design of your office space is just as important as performance bonuses. Especially if you want to encourage creativity and innovation in your team. Sara Coene, Managing Partner at BEDENK, has shared tips for successful office design that help facilitate better communication, knowledge sharing, and problem solving amongst your team. Her tips can also remove barriers and support innovative mindsets. Coene describes several design characteristics that positively influence the potential of creativity, such as colours, plants, coffee corners, etc. In addition, she has advice for managers on how to create better office environments. Just understand when and where you want to stimulate either creativity or productivity, and start your experiments! Read more on Linkedin Pulse.

How to Make Time for Yourself and Why It’s Crucial for Productivity

We all know that it’s necessary to have work-life balance, but many of us prioritize work instead of a personal life. Nora Inveiss, blogger at DeskTime, states that when you spend too much time managing work and deadlines, you limit time for personal growth and good rest. And at the end of the day, “you’re not doing yourself any favors by neglecting personal time,” says Inveiss. It’s not a secret that working longer hours makes you less productive, and less rest makes you more stressed.
Learn how you can become more productive while making more time for yourself.