Research shows that people who take notes using pen and paper have much better memory and comprehension of the material compared to people who type their notes. This is true even for people who are skilled enough to transcribe 100% of what is being said!
It is interesting to see the increasing trend toward cost-efficient “bullpen” workspaces. It goes against everything we now know about maximizing creativity and productivity, and is not cost-effective in the long run
Like living? Take a 20-minute walk. When you add up the benefits – more creativity and energy, better body and brain health, lower stress, and oh yeah, less dying – walking is truly the health equivalent of compound interest!
This is the first anniversary of my stand-up desk. I wouldn’t even think of going back. I feel better; I feel more productive and creative, and research now shows it slows down the aging process!
What would happen if you didn’t check email every three minutes or respond immediately to every buzz, ding, or beep? The research shows you’ll be happier, less stressed and more productive.