Email off: a bid to demythologise work

New book argues for a three day working week and a maximum wage

The Waiting Room, a makerspace housed in a former bus depot in Colchester, Essex
©Michael Polom

Sharing makes space and tools affordable

Open workshops help ‘maker movement’ members earn a living

Coding geek turned manager

Web developers who start businesses have to learn new skills

Non-exec roles help women up the ladder

The value of part-time board positions in your 30s


Touch wood for greater happiness at work

Office designers are drawing on the soothing effects of nature

Driven to distraction by social media

Online networking can lower productivity and the spirits

Turn the music off to dial up creativity

Naturally creative thinkers struggle to block out distractions

Swapping emails for handwriting

In a bid to move faster, one office introduced school-style boards

A child finger painting
©Peter Marlow/Magnum Photos

Stop waiting for the muse

Creativity tips from tech entrepreneur Kevin Ashton

The rise of the 15-minute meeting

Defying the calendar default can push up productivity

Part-time high flyers pick quality of life

A four-day week has improved productivity for two executives

A creative break from routine

Initiative raises productivity at the UK government website

A morning routine helps creative powers

Refine your decision-making to preserve ‘cognitive resource’

The perils of to-do lists

Writing down chores often becomes an excuse to put them off

Tame your work worries or harness them

We can distract ourselves from fears but they have their place

A productivity approach that fits you

A new book identifies four styles of office behaviour

How improvisation helps plodding managers

A theatrical way to teach execs to think on their feet

Ditch the ‘wellness’ gadgets and get a life

Most personal productivity measures a waste of time

A time diary knows where the day goes

Logging every activity for a week sounds control-freakish but it might free you up

Self-improvement for more than New Year

Self-improvement for more than New Year