Surely we would be more productive if we simply had more hours in the day, right? Well, not exactly. Productivity is actually about doing more with fewer hours. It’s about working efficiently.
Here’s a run down of the best articles on the web this week about productivity:
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a consultant in Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He writes about technology and its cultural impact. His latest book, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, is an empirical argument in favour of more limited working hours and greater understanding of the benefits of active rest as a means of raising creativity and productivity.
“Meeting” has become a dirty word. Diatribes against meetings exploded in recent years, on the grounds that they’re counterproductive and bad for business. Researchers estimate that unproductive in-house meetings cost U.S. businesses $37 billion in wasted resources.
That’s enough to scare any leader off meetings — especially startup founders who are struggling to stretch their capital as it is.
The role of a sales leader is straightforward (in theory): to lead a sales team to produce profitable revenue. In reality, however, there are a mountain of things standing in the way of achieving that goal. Spend more time in 2017 focused on high-value leadership activity by avoiding these five productivity-sucking pitfalls.
When you have a huge team, a massive budget and top notch tools, you don’t have to worry so much about your personal productivity. If you don’t want to do a task, you can pick from one of your many employees with the skills to do it instead.