Did you know that an average person gets distracted every 90 seconds in a modern office setting? To put that into perspective, let me remind you that it takes an average of 23 minutes to get back on focus once distracted. That’s crazy right?

According to Dr. Sahar Yousef, we only get 3.5 hours of productive time out of an 8-hour day. This is problematic in terms of producing high quality work that brings in great results. We might have stumbled upon a solution!

Dr. Sahar Yousef is a Cognitive Neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley and the Founder/Managing Director of Stoa Partners, an initiative that combines deep scientific expertise, systems thinking, and practical tools to improve the modern workday and help people get impressive amounts of important work done without burning out. …


Tried and tested tips and tricks from the HomeTree Community

12 weeks of working from home has taught us a lot. For some of us, we now know whether working from home does not work for us. For others, we have found our groove with it, but still enjoy the company of our lovely co-workers. However, whether we choose to work from home, or from an office of coworking space, these learnings shared by our co-creators will be useful for you to approach the New Normal in the world of work.

  1. Plan your day beforehand and stick to it. This can singlehandedly help you get things done instead of having you wonder how the day went by. …


If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.
- Bernie Siegel

The Adaptive Cycle is a model that makes learning of natural patterns of change in ecosystems and eco-social systems possible. Its theory describes the periodic, rhythmic dance between order and chaos, stability and transformation as a fundamental pattern of self-organization in all complex living systems. Why we love this model is because it shows us that crises and breakdowns are very much part of life, it keep things current, growing and evolving.

Take a forest fire for instance, it literally proves the possibility of rising up from the ashes. When a forest canopy gets too dense and thick, sunlight cannot reach the ground for new plants and species to thrive. A forest fire is then nature’s way of clearing the old so that new possibilities can flourish. To name a few, it enables the possibility for new plant life, it returns nutrients to its soil and improves wildlife habitat. …

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