work productivity

The Problem With Email at Work

And Why Some Companies Ban Email at Work

I have been on a personal productivity "kick" for about the last two years. For several reasons.

1.  Lack of productivity seems to be on the increase. Work habits and a good work ethic is not a given.

2.  I became aware of the statistics about how the use of social media puts us in a constant mode of distraction and having our attention interrupted. This means personal productivity takes a big hit. The Internet has been described as an ecosystem of interruption technology.

Tips for A More Efficient New Year at Work

Here is the link to a nice, helpful list of: 11 Expert Tips to Help You Be More Productive in 2014.

For most of us, it is not that we are going to do ONE BIG thing ONE TIME and we move to greater efficency, effectiveness, and fruitfulness of work. Instead, it will be the accumulation and agreggation of many smaller things, done consistently over time.

What matters then is that we have a good understanding of what those "many small improvements" are and that we have some motivation and accountability to get them implemented and sustained.

So use this article as one more resource that is seeding helpful practices into your awareness. 

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