Efficiency Knuggets

May 10, 2024

Dear readers,

Welcome to our weekly newsletter on work-life balance and life tips. In this edition, we’ll explore the life of a Gen Z startup founder and the importance of rethinking the manager career path. We’ll also delve into the concept of weaponized incompetence in the workplace and the benefits of shorter workdays for achieving a better work-life balance.

Amrita Bhasin, a 23-year-old startup founder, is currently building her company in Portland, Maine. Her story is a testament to the idea that success can be achieved outside of big-city life, and that finding a balance between work and personal life is essential for overall well-being. This serves as a reminder that sometimes, it’s the local, personal touch that can make all the difference in our professional endeavors.

The Return podcast, season 3, episode 3, discusses the concept of rethinking the manager career path and whether we need managers at all. This thought-provoking episode challenges traditional notions of management and encourages us to explore alternative models that may better suit the needs of the modern workforce.

In addition, we explore the idea of shorter workdays as a potential solution for achieving a better work-life balance. Before the four-day workweek became fashionable, the six-hour workday was an option for flexible work schedules, and some companies claim it’s a better model. This raises interesting questions about productivity, efficiency, and the overall well-being of employees.

On the topic of wellness, we also take a look at the trend of corporate wellness boat parties, which are set to be hot this summer. According to Getmyboat, “business meetings and functions” are the number two most popular reason to rent a boat. This innovative approach to corporate wellness highlights the importance of creating unique and engaging experiences for employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Finally, we examine the concept of weaponized incompetence in the workplace, a behavior often seen in relationships, which is gaining more recognition in professional settings. This behavior places undue pressure on younger professionals to fill knowledge gaps for older workers, affecting both work performance and personal well-being.

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Thank you for joining us for this edition of our newsletter. We hope these insights will inspire you to find a better work-life balance and embrace new ways of thinking about work and life.


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