How you define productivity determines how you become more productive. Start with this new productivity definition that is holistic, objective, anti-burnout.
Productivity is the amount of impact you create on the world around you in the time you have. Impact may be the sales you win, the quality of the relationships you build, or the number of lives you save – it doesn’t matter. But what does is how you use your time in pursuit of creating impact.
Time is one of your most valuable resources and one of the few that goes down as you age, no matter what. Time management is the skill of putting it to the best use. The person with the best time management skills will create the most impact per hour.
While there are many gurus in the productivity & time management space, there are few scholars (as Wharton professor Adam Grant would say). We aim to be scholars by anchoring our resources in validated research.
Does it feel like half of your people are obsessed with productivity, while the other half don’t care? Here’s how to change that.
The key to disagreeing effectively is to make others feel good about themselves, something people-pleasers excel at.
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Most people organize their to-do lists around due dates. Here’s why that is counterproductive.
Compelling entertainment options are eroding people’s willpower. Businesses and individuals will do well to get ahead of this growing challenge.
Many have put their faith in to-do lists to ensure they get important work done without seeing results. Here’s why.
Four counterproductive beliefs often undermine your best attempts to boost your productivity. Replace them before trying another hack.
The ills of email notifications are widely known, yet many continue to keep them on because turning them off produces so much anxiety. Here’s how to silence notifications and keep your calm.
The cost of interruptions in the workplace is clear. So are the solutions.
Email notifications cost people a lot of time, but many worry that turning them off will lead them to miss something important. Here’s a workaround.
The average professional spends 28% of the workday reading and answering email. With 5 practices, you can cut it in half.
Extensive research shows the value of engaged employees. A productive mindset contributes to engagement.
Boosting your productivity often requires you to invest a little time now to save more later. Most of us do the opposite.
We burn out when we become exhausted. This can happen in any job. One antidote is to get your work done faster.
These 5 actions are the summary of compelling research on how to do email management productively.
Planning and running large, ambiguous projects present many opportunities to lose time. The scientific method is a proven, efficient solution to this challenge.
Snoozing will cause us to spend more time in our inboxes rather than less and lead us to use our inboxes as a to-do list, a productivity no-no.
Many of us have mindsets that keep us from becoming more productive. Perfectionism is one of the most insidious.
Burnout seems like an inevitable part of a job at a top tier management consulting firm, but it doesn’t have to be if you learn how to be more productive.