Moody Monday: Why multitasking might be a bad idea after all

According to Georgetown Professor Cal Newport, the ability to perform continuous deep work during which an individual doesn’t get any distractions, is what makes someone successful. The opposite of deep work, multitasking, might even be detrimental to your career, as studies show multitasking makes you less productive. The importance of being always connected is self-imposed, he says….

Why more than a third of Middle East employees can’t concentrate at work

The average office worker gets interrupted or distracted every three minutes. This interruption comes from colleagues, one of the 204 million emails sent per minute (which we check 30x every hour) or one of the eight windows open on your computer. All these distractions really make it difficult for all of us to be productive. According…

Multi…(bleep…bleep)…tasking

Let me get straight to the point: Do away with multitasking. Multitasking is detrimental to your productivity, and it increases your risk of a burn-out. This is what Neuropsychiatrist Theo Compernolle states in an interview with Belgian magazine Eos-Psyche & Brain. What is the main reason for the human brain not to be able to multitask? “Our…

Meditation doesn’t only reduce stress, it also literally changes your brain

Scientists gradually begin to understand the wholesomeness of meditation: more compassion, better quality of life and reduced levels of stress, depression, anxiety, pain or insomnia. The American neuroscientist Sara Lazar spent the past years doing elaborate research on the effect. The most striking finding was that the brain actually changes after 8 weeks of meditating,…

Stress is good for you

In the past months we have received had a lot of inquiries from companies to explain the dangers of stress and the link with burn-out. Most people are surprised when we tell them that stress is actually good for you. Coming from individual top sports coaching world and having worked with top musicians for two years,…

Taking a 20-minute walk every day can transform your approach to work

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh state that taking a walk through green spaces can lessen your brain fatigue, and scientists have long found that exposure to the sun can alleviate feelings of sluggishness and boost productivity. Fast Company‘s executive editor Noah Robischon and leadership editor Kathleen Davis took on the challenge by clearing space in their calendar every day…