And just like that, South by Southwest (SXSW) is over. If you struggled to keep up, you wouldn’t be alone. Mixing music, technology, and film with the keynotes and panel discussions of a conference, SXSW was 10 days of funky vibes, innovative trends, and inspiring conversations (not to mention breakfast tacos and Texas BBQ). “Hosting such a widely diverse collection of interests in one place inevitably produces chaos,” said Evernote
It wasn’t that long ago that telecommuting was considered a rare setup for an employee or contractor. That’s no longer the case. A significant number of US workers (37 percent, by some estimates) fulfill their job duties from somewhere other than an office. But how is it possible to work from home and be productive with so many distractions and temptations? Your mindset and environment are just as important as
With workplace stress costing American employers an estimated $200 billion per year in decreased productivity and other stress-related factors, it’s safe to say that the old adage “Pressure creates diamonds” could use some qualifications. While early 20th century psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson discovered that some level of psychological arousal improves performance, we have to understand how stress works psychologically so we can do our best work.
“Look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.” —Hamilton, the Musical Nowhere can you find such sheer exuberance and excitement about technology, art, music, film, and innovation in today’s world than at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Every March, people from all over the world flock to the tech hub of the American south to rub shoulders with celebrities, share ideas,
About the Author Tiago Forte believes that the goals of companies and their employees are fundamentally aligned around human-centered productivity. This belief guides his work as the founder of Forte Labs, creator of the Productive by Design™ methodology, and editor of the Praxis online publication. Tiago draws on his background in design and technology to help organizations apply design thinking to day-to-day productivity challenges. He will be teaching an online