Here at Idealog, we’re all about that sweet, sweet productivity. After all, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a can-do type, so you already know that you'll never reach your goals/change the world/destroy the earth from space without efficient and effective use of your time.


Over the years, I have personally witnessed some very unproductive board meetings that waste director’s time, management’s time and shareholders’ money. Company director productivity will continue to be a relevant topic with increased workloads, compliance issues becoming more complex and a greater focus on risk management.


During her recent visit to New Zealand, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington reinforced her “Sleep your way to the top” mantra. Her argument is that the best way to boost our at-work productivity is to nurture ourselves outside the office—through sleep, disconnecting from technology and building relationships with other people. It’s not clear how much the Huff follows her own laziness refrain, but other companies do. Here are five examples: