Clean Sweep for Productivity

Published Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:53 AM

Do you hear the birds singing as you walk to your car for your morning commute? Can you look out your office window and catch a glimpse of colorful trees and flowers in full bloom?

Make A Clean Sweep

Yes, spring is here. That time of renewal and reawakening when some inner or - more likely - outer force compels us to take a good look around and clean sweep our lives into order.

I am in the business of helping people work and live more efficiently. So, naturally, I consume lots of information on how we can all be more productive. To honor the new season and create room for new insights, I thought I would clean sweep my virtual library and share some of my favorite productivity articles with you. I hope you enjoy them. And if they inspire you to get into the sweep of things, feel free to share your spring productivity tips with us here or at the Beyond Folders Community's Facebook and Twitter pages.

To start things off, the Productivity 501 blog shares some funny anecdotes about that major productivity buster, the messy desk. Here is my favorite quote: "Your mind doesn't organize everything in neat little boxes. However, this might be even more of a reason to try to keep your work environment in some semblance of order."

While we are on the subject of quotes, here is a great compilation of personal productivity quotes you can mine for self-motivation or to inspire others at your next team meeting. You might also want to share Peter Bregman's pair of Harvard Business Review posts on optimizing productivity by curbing time wasters at work:


If you like handy tips and tools for greater productivity, take a look at:


Last, but not least, if you would like to create your own productivity resource library, you can start with this list of The 20 Best Productivity and Personal Development Blogs.

by Carly Fadako


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