Stressful workplace conditions can have as much of an impact on your well-being as second-hand smoke, according to a Stanford Business study. Here’s how to transform your office to enhance your state of mind.
What to do when you really, truly, absolutely, no-joke must concentrate
You know the problem: The deadline is looming, emails are piling up, the phone is ringing and your boss just asked you to finish next week’s project by tonight. But swarms of distractions can make focusing seem like an impossible feat. Here, how to manage your mental traffic jam.
Many workplaces have shifted to open floorplans, meant to foster collaboration, but they can make it harder to get work done—researchers have found that people in open-plan offices report getting more distracted than those with enclosed offices. Of course, you can’t build a wall around yourself at work, but you can try these strategies to make your own environment a little easier to focus in.