At the center of your being you
have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu
where you work - in the biggest corporation or at the kitchen table you call
your home office - productivity is
vital to your business success.
exactly is productivity?
It is commonly
defined as the quality of being
productive. Digging a bit deeper, we find that the word productive has multiple meanings,
you define it, productivity is essentially personal.
This clearly holds for the business soloists among us. But, it is just as true
for team players since a group's productivity rises and falls with the
productivity of its individual members.
personal nature, it makes sense that a little self-awareness goes a long way
when it comes to optimizing our productivity. We need to be aware of what keeps
us from being efficient and effective on the job. Or, to put it another way, we need to identify our workplace energy
drains are all around. They are the people, conditions and activities that tend
to distract and deplete us. Some of the more recognizable workplace energy-sappers
list in mind, you can take an energy inventory at work. Keeping a physical log
for a few weeks, note any sources of depletion you identify and how they affect
your day-to-day productivity. If you take steps to counter or cure the energy
drain, note them down, too. Even if they prove to be missteps, they are
valuable reference points.
is always personal. By exercising some self-awareness at work, you can identify
your energy drains. This is an important first step towards optimizing your productivity
in - and beyond - the workplace.
you to share your thoughts on personal productivity and energy drains with us
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and tools, visit our blog, Beyond Folders.
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