I painstakingly tracked everything I did for a month. Here’s what I learned

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I recorded everything I did—from client work to showering—in an Excel spreadsheet, broken into 15-minute increments. As we slowly and tentatively emerge from the pandemic, many of us are taking stock of what we have learned. What habits, behaviors, and lifestyles (like remote work ) do we want to keep, and which should we jettison? What do we actually want our professional lives to look like moving forward? Read Full Story

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Biden has inherited the worst health crisis in memory. Can he turn it around?

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The administration has released a flurry of new executive orders and has ambitious plans for a COVID-19 relief package. Experts are optimistic these efforts could turn the tide. “I promise you, we will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these cascading crises of our era. Will we rise to the occasion, is the question,” President Joe Biden said in his inaugural speech. “Will we master this rare and difficult hour? Will we meet our obligations, and pass along a new and better world to our children? I believe we must.” Read Full Story

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Our company started 5-hour workdays in 2015. Here’s why we’re still doing it

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The founder of Tower says he has no doubt that the 25-hour workweek will require further fine-tuning, but the story is, on the whole, one of success. On June 1, 2015, I told my employees that we were going to try something different that summer: a 5-hour workday. At the time, there were only seven people on my team. We all knew each other well, and I was aware that they were all highly productive hard workers. If I needed proof, we were ranked #239 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies that year. I was looking for a way to reward my team while still incentivizing high-performance behavior. I felt like I had found it in the 5-hour workday. Read Full Story

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