Oct 25, 2018
Named "A productivity mastermind" by Fast Company, Chris Bailey ran a year-long productivity project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself, to discover how to become as productive as possible.
Chris has written hundreds of articles on the subject, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, Harvard Business Review, TED, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. The author of international bestseller The Productivity Project, his new book Hyper Focus was just released and has garnered glowing support from Adam Grant, David Allen, Publishers Weekly, and more.
In today’s conversation, we dive into the subject of focus and how to become as productive as possible. The statistics will surprise you! Chris’ research proves that the common approaches to productivity often have the opposite effect of lowering our effectiveness. Listen in as he dispels the common myths about multi-tasking, and describes the impact of attention residue, our novelty biases, the benefits of boredom, and how to use laziness to your advantage.
Want to know the verdict on messy desks vs organized desks as it relates to productivity? Chris shares the research and explains when a messy environment works best and when organization and a clean workspace is the order of the day.
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