What is Bill Gates’ simple habit to increase his productivity?

What is Bill Gates' simple habit to increase his productivity?

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama have in common? All four have adopted an ultra homogeneous wardrobe to be more efficient.

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An ultra minimalist wardrobe

Who would have imagined that the word “fashion” and “Bill Gates” would one day appear in the same sentence? It is however the style of dress of the famous boss of Microsoft which should be inspired by science. The latter postulates that having an overloaded and cluttered closet would create an excess of stress harmful to health and the brain. An info that does not seem to have escaped the billionaire, who confided to opt only for clothes that are not only ultra affordable, but with confusing minimalism. In the program ? Only basics and essentials in neutral tones. If we go back to the fashion aspect, this clothing choice would apparently do small miracles on our productivity.

So much so that Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama have opted for the same technique. The dressing room of the famous Facebook boss comes down to a pair of jeans, a gray t-shirt and a hooded sweater… all in dozens of copies. As for Obama, if you have been attentive to his appearances, you will notice that he only wears well-defined gray or blue suits. Steve Jobs was also a great follower of minimalism. We challenge you to find a photo of him without his eternal black turtleneck sweater, jeans and sneakers.

Why do we have to dress the same way every day?

But how does our style of dress influence our productivity? Research over the past two decades has shown that unnecessary decisions will hamper our performance. This is called “decision fatigue”. We explain. During our day, we will have to make countless small or big decisions. However, our brain has a limited capacity. With each new decision taken, it exhausts itself a little more until saturation. You know that feeling of overheating that we sometimes have at the end of the day?

Studies conducted by Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002, for example, have shown that judges tend to grant fewer remissions later in the day. According to another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), doctors tend to prescribe more antibiotics inappropriately as their working day progresses.

And to definitely stop procrastinating:

The solution ? A little sorting in her dressing room. It has been shown that only 10 to 20% of our clothes are actually worn on a daily basis. The remaining 80% rot at the bottom of our cupboards. The solution is to compose a “capsule” wardrobe. We only keep the essential pieces (trousers, shirts, sweaters) that combine with each other to favor our own style with the trends of the moment. Beyond the “productivity” aspect, the founder of Microsoft explains that a simple and controlled locker room would also make it possible to avoid delays at work, to develop a clear image vis-à-vis others and to be more easily identifiable. We try ?

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