I was inspired to write this mini-post by a comment made from CliniPharma's Andras Both to Harvard Business Review: "Do what comes naturally." In other words, Do what you want!
As humans, we're most productive when we're excited about the task at hand. On the contrary, when we're bored, our productivity plummets.
When you want to go out for a run, go do it. Want a massage on a Friday morning? By all means: please do. When your body is telling you to relax, listen to it. Trying to force yourself to do one extra project will hurt you in the long-run.
What if you're the head honcho managing a team? My off-the-wall suggestion: When you're telling somebody to do something, you're gradually slowing their productivity and your team's; instead, give your team members a choice. If you can't find people who want to do the tasks needed, get somebody who can and wants to do them.
You'll save costs, improve productivity, and have a much happier work force. And remember: happy people translates to happy company, translates to a healthy bottom line.
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