This week’s must-reads: Three Theories for Why You Have No Time

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!

This is What Most People Get Wrong About Willpower (NirandFar) New studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong.

Tech companies tried to help us spend less time on our phones. It didn’t work. (Vox) A year after Big Tech rolled out their time-well-spent features, it doesn’t seem like they’re working.

How engagement metrics can be misleading (Go Practice) It is important to understand why and when engagement metrics can actually be misleading.

Three Theories for Why You Have No Time (The Atlantic) Better technology means higher expectations, and higher expectations create more work.

Are You Pushing Yourself Too Hard at Work? (Harvard Business Review) There are some key signs that you are pushing yourself too hard at work.

Why we don’t bring our whole selves to work (Atlassian) When it comes to your “whole self” and how you’re supposed to bring it to work, there’s a lot of talking and not so much walking.

Happy reading!


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