Bruce Tulgan: Achieving Productivity through Fatigue Management | Work in Progress #14

In this episode of Work in Progress, host Tia Harmer interviews productivity expert Bruce Tulgan, best-selling author, and lecturer at Yale's Grad School of Management.

Feeling exhausted and stressed from work pressure is common, which can impact productivity. That’s why finding effective ways to manage fatigue and increase productivity is crucial.

Meet Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan is a prominent figure in business and productivity and a best-selling author with several books on these topics. Bruce is the Founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a respected management research and training firm, and RainmakerLearning, an innovative online training resource. 

Bruce also lectures at Yale’s Grad School of Management and contributes to prestigious publications as a thought leader.

About the episode

In this episode hosted by Tia Harmer, Bruce discusses the various aspects of productivity and well-being. He explained that multitasking and constantly switching tasks are common mistakes that hurt our productivity and cause fatigue.

Bruce also discussed the challenges of refusing requests and stressed the need for self-care, effective communication, and prioritization to manage exhaustion. He emphasized the role of managers in promoting work-life balance. He also addressed the misconception that age and experience increase fatigue. 

Lastly, Bruce advised combatting fatigue, broadening one’s definition of success, and prioritizing self-care, mental well-being, and physical health.

In conclusion

To be productive, focus on one task at a time. Take care of yourself to avoid exhaustion. Form connections, take breaks, and think beyond just work. Don’t feel guilty for pioritizing work-life balance.

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