Experiments

Productivity

I Tried a 4-Day Workweek. Here’s What Changed

For the past two weeks, I tested out my version of a 9/80 work schedule for what was effectively a four-day workweek.

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Please DON’T Wake Up At 4 AM – Addressing The Worst Productivity Tips

I paused at my front door and did a final once-over.  Fully charged phone in case I needed to make an emergency call? Check. Shoelaces tied so I don’t trip on them if I have to run? Check. Pepper spray? Check. No, I wasn’t about to seek shelter during the apocalypse. I was an aspiring

Plan

How to Master Rockefeller Habits to Scale Your Business

Back in 2002, successful businessman Verne Harnish wrote a book he titled “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.” The book highlighted specific practices that a business could follow to strengthen company culture and improve their bottom line. Its main premise is that these changes come through routine choices both leaders and employees make each and every day.

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How I Failed the 9/80 Work Schedule Experiment

When our marketing lead Emily asked me to try out the 9/80 work schedule experiment, I jumped on board without hesitation. (Or maybe I just mumbled a less enthusiastic and a lot more Estonian, “Yeah, ok I can do it.”) I get a Friday off? Enough said! To be quite honest, I already started making

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What Is A Gantt Chart? (And How It Made Me a Better Manager)

Every year, the manufacturing company where I used to work had a holiday party. In addition to drinks, dancing, and dinner, it featured an awards ceremony where employees received prizes for “Best Smile,” “Microsoft Master,” stuff like that. I can’t remember now what awards I got, but none of them were ever for “Best Team

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How to be Productive: A Case Study on John Cena

As an actor, rapper, professional wrestler, and television host, John Cena is a busy guy with a schedule that likely keeps him on his toes from day to day. With such an intensive workload, it is essential to maintain productive habits and routines. From waking up to working out and still having time to call

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How to be Productive: A Case Study on Terry Crews

What’s at the foundation of productivity? For big time celebrities like Terry Crews, it’s a combination of routine, dedication, and a personal goal of self improvement. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Mr. Crews used Toggl Plan to showcase exactly what goes into his recipe for productivity. The video interview shows Terry’s schedule displayed

Productivity

How to Make 12 Apps in 12 Months

In the beginning of 2017, my wife and I decided that we would share the maternity leave and I would stay home for a year. I would take a break from my work on Toggl apps and become a full-time stay at home dad.

Productivity

We Wanted to See How Much Time We’re Wasting, and the Results Are Shocking [Experiment]

Do you know what you’re really spending your working hours on? We decided to find out, and the results are pretty shocking.

Productivity

5 Day No Morning Internet Challenge

Mornings are awesome for productivity. Guess what else is awesome? Cat pictures.

Productivity

Survey Results: How Long Can People Focus On One Task?

A few weeks ago, we ran a survey about the time management habits of Toggl online timer users. One of the questions was about the maximum length that people can keep their focus on only one task and here are the results: