Three productivity tools that have led to shocking results
by. Anthony Demangone
Last week was one of those weeks.
I travelled a bit. We had an executive committee meeting. And we presented our 2014 budget. We put the finishing touches on a management strategic planning workshop. And to top it off, we rolled out a new program – a company-wide organizational citizenship review. We rated every employee on how well he or she played in the sandbox.
For the first time in a long time, I really fell behind.
Desperate to catch up, I researched the Googleverse. I read articles. Scanned Facebook posts. I Tweeted. I LinkedIn. I did not Instagram. I’m not that cool.
Well, miracles never cease! I uncovered three productivity tricks that let me catch up. Now, keep in mind, I’m not ahead of the game, but I’m no longer behind the 8-ball.
- A strange beeping machine. I learned of a strange machine that beeps. Before you go to bed, you can program it to beep, in an annoying manner, whenever you want. I thought about it long and hard. Should I set it to beep late in the morning, or earlier than I usually rise? I picked the latter. It worked! I got up earlier, and had more time to work on issues.