Charles Duhigg on the Science of Productivity

Since captivating last year’s audience at FoolFest, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Duhigg wrote another brilliant book. He shared the inspirations behind his latest work, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being More Productive in Life and Business, in a recent interview with Chris Hill on Motley Fool Money,

Duhigg’s analogies as to how – and why – certain companies, teams, and individuals reach higher productivity levels are backed by psychology, behavioral economics, and beyond. In Smarter Faster Better, Duhigg considers that precursor choices to final decisions affect group productivity more than any actual execution. Success stories from teams at Google and Saturday Night Live imply that disorganized meetings – or so they seem – are actually the most efficient. A great team includes people who feel comfortable participating, which is more technically defined as a sense of “psychology safety.” A room full of loud employees isn’t always what the eye perceives.

Click here to listen to the full conversation between Chris and Charles. The Secrets of Being Productive are waiting – within our podcast and Duhigg’s latest book!

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