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# productivity

Last year
# productivity
Trial of a four-day work week gets 100% success rating with Irish employees
Staff in the trial experienced less burnout and sleep deprivation.
# esri report
Report finds Ireland’s productivity 40% higher than Northern Ireland’s over the past 20 years
The report concluded that there was a need to invest in education in the North to reduce the gap.
All time
Opinion: Being more productive doesn’t mean working harder – it means working smarter
Productivity involves finding your own rhythm and getting things done in the way that works best for you – according to your own skills and abilities writes Gill Hasson.
# Future Focus
Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work
We all waste time. Can tech help?
# do it now
6 apps you need if you're the ultimate procrastinator
Struggling to get stuff done? Some top tips on decluttering your mind
Replace to-do lists with done lists, and set yourself achievable goals, writes Neil Pavitt.
# Buyers' Guide
What you should consider when purchasing a laptop?
Laptops are still the bread and butter of productivity so it’s worth taking the time to buy the right one.
# getting the worm
Four things you should do right away when you get into work everyday
It’s not just about checking your emails, but how you check them.
# a better you
25 daily habits that will make you smarter
It’s easy, swear.
The majority of Irish workers lack motivation – but why?
Just 16% of employees in Ireland are actively engaged in their work, which is alarming for a country still recovering from a catastrophic economic downturn.
# TechGuide
Getting too distracted by the web while working? Here's how you can take control
Having the web at your fingertips can be the best/worst thing in your life, but you can take control of it.
Column: Find your focus with these 5 tips
Many of us find it hard to focus, blaming the distractions we have on our modern working lives – but how can we achieve clear thinking?
# productivity
Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year
That’s more than double the number for the same period last year.
Opinion: How to stay productive during the World Cup finals
Like most things in life, a little planning goes a long way.
# Rise and shine
10 things all morning people know to be true
# laters
13 signs you're definitely procrastinating right now
You’ll read this later.
Column: As a society, we can't afford to pay Irish workers so little
The term ‘working poor’ should be an oxymoron but it’s a reality in Ireland – a wage increase is desperately needed, writes Jimmy Kelly.
# productivity
How to get yourself organised for 2014
With the new year finally here, now is as good a time as any to get everything in order first if you want to become productive.
# deskercise
Would you try a treadmill desk? After you...
Watch the reaction as these office workers try walking and typing at the same time.
# productivity
Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job
Not all day, you understand. That’s a duvet day.
# career skills
9 office anti-productivity techniques you should have mastered
Read this. Come on, it’s better than working.
Column: How doing less will increase your productivity
We’re all busier than ever before: work intrudes into our personal lives in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. And yet the ‘to-do’ pile is always growing. It’s time to accept that we can’t do everything, writes Fergus O’Connell.
# productivity
Why businesses should care how well their employees sleep
New research suggests stress messes with our sleep.
Column: 9 email habits that could change your life
Emails are a handy form of quick communication – but also a source of stress if you’re not organised. If your inbox is giving you nightmares, Ciara Conlon has some tips to make your days a bit smoother.
# Farmers
EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'
MEP Liam Alyward said the vote is just the beginning of the reform and now is the time to work on giving countries flexibility within the policy.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Column: 9 things you can do today to simplify your life
Could your life be simpler? From friends to email, productivity coach Ciara Conlon offers advice on those complications.
# productivity
Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time'
Productivity and employee motivation drove both ideas – but how come one worked better than the other?
# Your Say
Poll: Are the Irish a hard-working people?
Stats say we have one of the shortest working weeks in the EU – but some of the most productive workers. What’s been your experience of the Irish work ethic?
# hard workers
Ireland might not have longest working hours but it's EU fifth most productive
Remember last week’s table of EU average working hours where Ireland fell outside the top 20th? Our productivity ranking is much, much better…