Published: 2 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)

 

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate. (via @WaitButWhy) Our staff read through this together earlier this week, and all I know is that Tim Urban is in my brain. Make sure you also read part two. (Warning: a couple of Bad Words exist in this post. Please don’t judge me.)

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Avoid procrastination. So elegant in its simplicity.

While we’re here, let’s make sure obese people avoid overeating, depressed people avoid apathy, and someone please tell beached whales that they should avoid being out of the ocean.

No, “avoid procrastination” is only good advice for fake procrastinators—those people that are like, “I totally go on Facebook a few times every day at work—I’m such a procrastinator!” The same people that will say to a real procrastinator something like, “Just don’t procrastinate and you’ll be fine.”

The thing that neither the dictionary nor fake procrastinators understand is that for a real procrastinator, procrastination isn’t optional—it’s something they don’t know how to not do.

 

7 Unwritten Rules of Productive Office Environments. (via @BusinessInsider) Sticking on that “gettin’ it done” train for a minute, these are good. #5 is my personal favorite.

Cultivating an office atmosphere that encourages productive, satisfactory work can be challenging for any entrepreneur. Everyone has different working preferences and different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s hard to find a suitable one-size-fits-all approach that works for everybody.

Nevertheless, there are structures and policies you can put in place that help your entire team perform their best, on a regular basis, and not all of these structures need to be formally written rules. In fact, there are many informal policies and procedures you can gently guide into existence that will develop the best possible environment for your workers:

 

Behind the Scenes at Krispy Kreme. (via @DestAmerica) I apologize in advance for making you stumble. But in just a few weeks I will have a Krispy Kreme opening just four miles from my house. A Krispy Kreme that I will pass at least twice a day. And a Krispy Kreme that will no doubt be my diabolical, diabetical downfall.

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