Work Smart Now: How to Jump Start Productivity, Empower Employees, and Achieve More

  • 6h 26m 9s
  • Richard Polak
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

There's a precise moment that falls between working enough hours to be productive and working too many hours, yielding a diminishing marginal return. The difference between the person able to master this, and most Americans that fail miserably at it, is quality of life! If one continues to work past this moment, a negative return will ensue, and that negative return produces guilt. It lowers the amount of time for recreational activities and spending time with family.

An alarming 39 percent of workers in high-tech companies believe they are depressed, as reported by PC Magazine in December 2018. Seventy-two percent of people who have daily stress and anxiety say it interferes with their lives - anxiety and stress alone have reduced productivity by 56 percent. More than 80 percent of people have experienced some form of anxiety, stress, or depression in the workplace. People are spending more time at work than at home or with their loved ones; or, if they are at home, they are working. They are always "on".

Previous generations used to say, "Work harder," but we've now learned we must "work smarter." Polak has practiced and tested his methods in hundreds of opportunities and has been paid millions by the largest corporations in the world to share these tools. He feels that every individual and business should have these tools, and will share them with us here.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - The Coffee Klatch and Research (There is Science Involved)
  • Chapter Two - Introducing Productivity (Modern-Day Techniques for the Modern-Day Company)
  • Chapter Three - Key Component #1—Absence Management and Presenteeism
  • Chapter Four - Key Component #2—Well-Being (Well-Zilience)
  • Chapter Five - Key Component #3—Engagement
  • Chapter Six - Key Component #4—Technology
  • Chapter Seven - Key Component #5—Optimizing Your Workday (Getting 30 Hours Out of 24)
  • Chapter Eight - Adapting to Change
  • Chapter Nine - The Next 24 Hours


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