FAQ

What is mindful productivity?

First and foremost, mindful productivity is a sustainable way to work and think. Many productivity systems focus on getting things done, but few ask whether you should get these things done in the first place. In a world where speed has become a measure for performance, mindful productivity is about being consciously present in what you’re doing, while you’re doing it, in conjunction with managing your mental and emotional states. It’s a way to give us new perspectives on work and life; helping us enjoy the process and better understand ourselves. Besides helping with focus, mindful productivity also helps us notice signs of anxiety or stress at work earlier and better deal with them. Learn more about mindful productivity.

What is mindframing?

Mindframing is a mindful productivity method developed at Ness Labs. The first phase consists in developing the necessary mindframes for mindful, meaningful work, such as growth mindset, metacognition, and self-authorship. The second phase consists in turning goals into growth loops by encouraging a work approach based on creativity and continuous learning.

Ness Labs is a research studio, what does that mean?

We conduct research and use existing scientific research to create content, tools, and courses helping people make the most of their mind at work. Sometimes it means conducting original surveys, other times it means scouring scientific databases from prestigious journals to collate the latest of neuroscience research, and translate it into actionable insights.

How does Ness Labs teach mindful productivity?

Ness Labs offers a blog and a free weekly newsletter, with articles at the intersection of neuroscience and entrepreneurship. The newsletter is supported by sponsors in the mental health, productivity, and entrepreneurship space. The best articles are available as thematic ebooks via the library. We also offer a free Chrome extension to remind people to take mindful breaks at work, with tips and links to the corresponding research papers. Finally, we offer workshops, 1:1 coaching and consulting to individuals and companies. Get in touch if you are interested in working together.