High-Tech Stress Ball Keeps Procrastination At Bay [Pics]
Is this ceramic ball the supervisor of the future?
In the freelance economy today, many workers are out on their own with no supervision and no bosses breathing down their necks. Developing positive work habits can be challenging for even the most motivated. Modeled after the retro stress ball, Bossy has a squishy touch and a small screen, and is designed to help independent workers divvy up and manage their time.
Bossy relies on gamification to keep its users continually engaged. While Bossy is sensitive to the bodily and emotional needs of its owner and presents small ideas for breaks, it also makes a game out of working time to help people establish a goal-oriented mindset. The cycle between cue, action and reward is central to how it works. And because it's a physical device and not an app, it makes for a better constant companion.