Improve Your Productivity: Take Time Off

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The Turnaround Authority

My wife will probably chuckle when she sees this topic. Yes, I’ve been accused at times of suffering with an acute case of workaholism. When you love what you do and are excited about helping companies emerge from tough situations to be viable and more successful, it can be tough to shut down work at a reasonable hour.

Yet studies show that people are actually more productive if they engage in “strategic renewal.” That includes sleeping more, taking more frequent vacations and spending more time away from the office.

An article earlier this year in The New York Times, “Relax! You’ll Be More Productive” claims that paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to actually do less.

While the article discusses studies that show the benefits on productivity of extra sleep and working out, being a numbers guy, this part caught my eye.

“In 2006…

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