Bolton Remote Link Roundup, 1/30/15

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Here a few posts that we found interesting.

Bolton Remote Productivity Link Roundup

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Afternoons and Increase Productivity
Inc.com
A few words can offer a lot of inspiration. Don’t have your own words to share with your remote team? Murray Newlands listed a collection of quotes to drive motivation, focus, decision-making, and getting the job done.

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms
Harvard Business Review
Research suggests that lunch isn’t to blame for the productivity slump that many workers hit by 3 PM; managers can attribute this to circadian rhythms. “The most important tasks should be conducted when people are at or near their peaks in alertness (within an hour or so of noon and 6pm).”

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance
Fastcoexist.com
Treadmill desks are found to improve focus and productivity. Jessica Leber discusses these findings. “The walking subjects performed 35% better on a true/false quiz given 10 minutes afterwards and also reported that they felt they’d paid better attention than the sitting subjects.”

And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings
NPR.org
“One of the biggest problems in organizations is that the meeting is a tool that is used to diffuse responsibility.” Meetings are necessary enough, but how do you drive a meeting to support productivity and be less disruptive? Yuki Noguchi points out a few issues with current meeting culture.

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity
Brain Pickings
Perhaps music could go hand-in-hand with treadmill desks. According to this post by Maria Popova, music has been found to impact memory and executive function -- the brain’s ability to plan, organize, and pay attention to detail.

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