A Counterintuitive Secret for Achieving Extreme Productivity

The awesome engine of American worker productivity has stalled. Company leaders have trimmed workforces to the bone and continually ask more from those who remain. But this strategy has run its course. The way to achieve greater productivity is by doing less.

The myth of hyper-productivity leads us to believe we are most effective with our faces glued to a computer. Since people naturally need occasional breaks, most employees spend this time pinging back and forth between work and social media while convincing themselves (and their bosses) that they’ve never lifted their noses from the grindstone.

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