In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I hope you enjoy them!
How to be More Productive and Focus (+ Free Schedule Maker)(NirAndFar) An unscheduled day isn’t freedom. Rather, it’s a recipe for regret. When we don’t plan time in our day to do what really matters, our life quickly falls out of balance.
Part-time work is humane and should be respected and encouraged(Aeon) Many people look upon part-timers as unfortunate exiles from the economic mainstream, or else as pathetic slackers. The economic case for more part-time work is pretty water-tight.
The Problem With ‘Sharenting’ (The New York Times) Fears about troubling videos and excessive screen time are legitimate. But the real threat is adults’ disregard for their children’s rights and best interests.
The rich world is enjoying an unprecedented jobs boom (Economist)
Most of the rich world is enjoying a jobs boom of unprecedented scope. Not only is work plentiful, but it is also, on average, getting better.
The Surprising Benefits of Relentlessly Auditing Your Life (The New York Times ) We tend to think that good marriages and happy families are born of love and care, not spreadsheets. But what if that’s wrong?
It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts (World Economic Forum) Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employees and the world should embrace the four-day working week.