Three Ways to Increase Productivity When Working from Home (Backed by Research)

Here are some research-backed tips to help avoid distraction and increase productivity when working from home: Research suggests getting dressed for work. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology suggests that professionals perform better on tasks when wearing clothes with “symbolic meaning.” Also, according to the Journal of Consumer Research, high levels of noise tends to reduce a person’s ability to process information and think creatively. Silence is best for work that requires high levels of concentration. Finally, a 2016 Harris Poll of 3,000 workers found that 66% of them used their smartphones several times throughout the day. Several studies show that the human brain isn’t very good at multitasking, so turn off sound notifications for anything other than calls or texts.

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