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The Science Behind Great Work: Work Environment

Research has confirmed that there are optimal temperature, sound, and lighting conditions that make you more focused, creative, and prepared to tackle even your most challenging work. Part 2 of 5 in The Science Behind Doing Great Work examines the environmental conditions that make you more productive in your workspace.

Productivity, Science & Psychology

The Science Behind Great Work: Motivation

Your brain loves dopamine, and so does your boss. A naturally-occurring chemical that fuels productivity, work ethic, and performance, and makes manager reviews less painful? Tell me more! Part 1 of 5 in The Science Behind Doing Great Work is all about getting inside your brain to understand the neuroscience of motivation.

Science & Psychology, Surprise

Surprises vs. Rewards

Everyone loves being rewarded. Whether it comes in the form of praise, money, experiences, or other goodies, we are hardwired as humans to enjoy being recognized and rewarded for our efforts. If it ain't broke, don't fix it... right?

Science & Psychology, Surprise

The Power of Surprise

You’ve heard the saying: variety is the spice of life, right? Well, we agree. Simply swap out the word variety with surprise, and you’ve unlocked one of the best-kept secrets of success -- one that we’re more than happy to spill the beans on.