This is a legacy website for the Behavioural Design Lab. It is no longer updated.
Behavioural Design Lab Subscribe Bird Contact

How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.

Psychology, business

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.

We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer.

So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more.

Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. He’s insanely productive:

He has a full-time job as a professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes and meeting with students.
He writes six (or more) peer-reviewed academic journal papers per year.
He’s the author of four books including the wonderful So Good They Can’t Ignore You. And he’s at work on a fifth.
He’s married with a young child and handles all the responsibilities that come with being a husband and dad.
He blogs regularly about productivity and expert performance.
And yet he finishes work at 5:30 p.m. every day and rarely works weekends.

No, he does not have superpowers or a staff of 15. Okay, let’s you and I both stop being jealous of his productivity for a second and learn something.

Below you’ll get Cal’s secrets on how you can better manage your time, stop being lazy, get more done — and be finished by 5:30. Let’s get to work.

Read the rest of the article...

Related content

Chief Behavioural Officer: It’s the new ‘must-have’ executive role

Persuasion guru Robert Cialdini’s advice for time-pressed executives

Big Data and Business

© 2015 Warwick Business School and the Design Council
jQuery UI Datepicker - Default functionality