Posts By: Robby Slaughter

There’s No App For Good Habits

The greatest tool in the world is useless without the knowledge of how to use the tool. And likewise, all of those productivity apps are a waste if you have bad habits. (more…)

Should Productivity Increases Be Constant?

Management wants employees to be more efficient. Customers want answers, resolutions, and deliveries faster. So, should we expect productivity increases to be relatively constant over time? (more…)

Hard Workers Who Are Also Horrible People

Imagine there’s someone at your organization who is insanely productive. They get as much done as five people combined. Their work is flawless. But there’s only one problem: nobody can stand them. (more…)

The Awesome Power of Not Working

Most of life is not black and white. This includes the workplace, which is full of gray areas. But there’s one aspect that should be absolute—whether you are or are not working. (more…)

Workplace Surveys Often Don’t Work

Every year companies line up to promote themselves as among the “best places to work.” They also insist they adjust policies based on employee feedback. But it’s not what it sounds like. (more…)

Employee Engagement for Remote Employees

A buzzword of the business community is “engagement.” We want “engaged customers” and “engaged employees.” But as more business is done online and remotely, what does “engagement” mean now? (more…)

The Productivity Rules of Elon Musk

As a culture, we’re pretty obsessed with wildly successful people. We love athletes and entertainers and business leaders. To some degree this makes sense: they are really good at what they do. (more…)

News Flash: Most Phone Calls Are Interruptions

There’s something special about reading this blog post. It’s not me. It’s not us. It’s the fact that you decided to look, click, and keep going. That makes it distinctive from other forms of media. (more…)