Can you optimize a company for calm, not chaos? That’s what entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson decided to do after they founded Basecamp. Here are 4 strategies they use to minimize distraction and maximize quality work time.

By using the first day as a time for people to tap into their best selves — and not just fill out paperwork — companies could ease their stress and bring out their full potential, says business school professor Daniel Cable.

There’s no need to silo our professional and personal relationships; multiple ties can actually help us succeed, says management researcher David Burkus.

For us to make the greatest impact at our jobs — and also feel the greatest satisfaction — we need to tap into work’s deeper meaning, says Leah Weiss, a compassion expert and researcher.

And if your boss is on the fence, here’s a compelling case study — from economics professor Nicholas Bloom — to show her.

Shorter workweeks could help reduce accidents, combat climate change, make the genders more equal, and more, contends historian and author Rutger Bregman.

Financial journalist and economist Tim Harford writes about a fascinating experiment to identify the most productive and inspiring office setup.