This Is How To “Work Smarter Not Harder”: 3 Secrets From Research – Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Everyone says “work smarter not harder” but nobody explains how to do it. A new research study of over 5000 people finally gives us the answers we need.
“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?
Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a clear answer…
UC Berkeley professor Morten Hansen looked at 200 academic papers, interviewed 120 experts, ran a pilot study on 300 subjects, and built a framework which he then tested on 5000 participants from various industries and backgrounds.
He found 7 behaviors that made up 66% of the difference in how people performed. (By comparison, standard metrics like education, age, and hours worked were only responsible for 10% combined.)
We’re gonna look at 3 of his findings so that we can get better work done in less time — and even achieve that mythical “work-life balance” unicorn everyone is always talking about.
Let’s start with the single most effective strategy he uncovered…