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The Spark Guide to Life, Episode Two: Work Productivity

Decluttering our tech, understanding your workplace 'personality', the idea of a boss as a service, and reducing our focus on 'productivity' as a means to an end.

Inbox infinity, anyone?

Just let the emails stack up, okay? (Adam Killick)
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The argument for Inbox Infinity

Andre Spicer talks about the allure of abandoning the idea of "inbox zero" and just letting the messages stack up

How to tidy up your personal tech, Marie Kondo-style

Brian X. Chen shares his tips about tidying up your technology physically and digitally, Marie Kondo-style. 

An office cubicle that's just like you? 

We're all different so why can't our office cubicles reflect our personality? A Toronto design firm, has created a flexible, pop-up workspace that can be reconfigured according to a person's workplace personality. Architect and SDI Design Creative Director Noam Hazan discusses how it works.

Productivity is Counterproductive

The focus on workplace efficiency and systemized time management goes back to the turn of the last century, but in today's tech-driven world, it has become a badge of honour, an obsession that prioritizes individual mastery of activity over the actual meaning of work. In her new book, Counterproductive, Melissa Gregg argues it isolates us and takes the politics out of work.

Procrastinating? You need a boss!

Being self-employed can be great, but it can also be easy to procrastinate, especially if you work at home. The solution? Pay a fee for a boss to make sure you stick to deadlines! Manasvini Krishna is a software developer. She designed Boss as a Service to help people get more done in a day.