Category Archive: Productivity

The Productivity Paradox

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Technology has allowed us to spend less time gathering information, and more time using it. In the information age, this is crucial. Just think how the spreadsheet replaced the calculator and paper records — then add… Continue reading

Smaller Bites = Bigger Gains

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I have written about the dangers of multitasking before — studies at MIT concluded that the human brain is only capable of focusing on one thing at a time. Yes, you can drive… Continue reading

The Thief of Time

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For most business people, be they bosses or employees, life is busy. Time management, we have been led to believe, is the solution to our busyness: if we could organize our time better,… Continue reading

How to be a Success at Everything

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Is it possible to have a perfect workday? When it comes to productivity, there are some basic principles to keep in mind — whether you choose to abide by them is up to… Continue reading

Six Factors That Will Make Your Team Work

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You can hire the brightest and the best for your team, but there are certain key ingredients in the recipe for success, according to Elaine Yew of global executive search firm Egon Zehnder.… Continue reading

But Sometimes Say “Yes”

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Yesterday I linked to Adam Grant’s post about finding ways to say “No”. But of course there is a flip-side. Sometimes it’s good to say yes — in fact, it’s essential, according to… Continue reading

Don’t Just Say “No”

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Saying “no” can be hard. Humans are a naturally co-operative species, and if someone asks for help, our initial instinct is to lend a hand, even if it means compromising our priorities. But let’s… Continue reading

Saving Time, Saving Money, Getting Things Done

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Keeping up to date with current trends can easily become one of those ‘backburner’ things that never get done. But with the right technology, you can optimise ‘wasted’ time to keep up to… Continue reading

How to Empower Your People to Do Better

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There are–according to FastCompany–four steps you should be taking to empower your people to do better. This is no listicle —  it’s based on research by Dr. Bernice McCarthy, creator of the widely… Continue reading

Five Productivity Lies

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Fast Company’s Stephanie Vozza writes about five ‘lies’ we tell ourselves about being productive. I agree with her list, but I’d like to add one more: “I do more when I multi-task”. Latest… Continue reading