Filed Under (Information Integration) by Pancake Technology on 11-07-2011
The majority of people receive countless emails throughout their workday. These emails come from colleagues, clients and other contacts. Many of us even hate meetings, because we’ll return to an inbox of more than 20 emails to catch up on. Our mentality is something like: ”If I could just answer these emails, I’d finally be more productive”.
The questions is: Is answering an email the same thing as being productive?
Many people collect a multitude of great data across their world and try to organize it into the applications that they use, as best as the app will let them. All they want to do is put the information into play, an actionable item. This should make us more productive, right?
Then it happens. We get distracted.
We are able to access all of the important information relating to our current tasks, and more, at any moment.
Filed Under (Productivity Tools) by Pancake Technology on 17-05-2011
When things work together, something good is bound to happen.
Think for a moment about your favorite team. Is it a sports team, a corporation or another organization? What makes champions? Can one individual always win the championship? Would Steve Jobs have built Apple as it is today if he was by himself? Would a worldwide message be spread through one person, or many?
The same concept applies to technology.
In order to be more efficient at what we do, we must first look at the solutions we use to get things done. Think about what you use every day. Do those solutions work together to increase your ability to produce at a higher rate? Are they all in one central hub, or are they separated by something?
Think about your favorite sports team, company or organization.
In the world today, we see many intuitive tools that claim to help us be more productive. Each one has its own set of features, specializing in a few areas that can help one in their efforts to get things done. Dave Allen, author of Getting Things Done, lays out what he thinks the essence of productivity is in a video on mind-mapping.
Speeding up the process results in increased productivity.
Filed Under (Organization) by Pancake Technology on 06-05-2011
Tagged Under : Getting Things Done, Open Loops
As productivity is thought about more and more, one key element is to find ways to integrate the tools we use in our lives. In today’s era, people are inundated with activities to do, people to see, work to accomplish and on and on we could go. Marlon Ribunal, with ProductivityBits.com, explains open loops that we create. This open loops concept originates from Dave Allen from Getting Things Done. Each thing we come across becomes an open loop until we do something with it.
If not controlled, open loops become a constant source of stress.
What defines a revolution?
A revolution is not a quick approach to make changes. Webster’s Dictionary defines a revolution as this: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something. A revolution seeks to not just improve something, but establish it as the norm. This has played out in history numerous times, with several large revolutions across the globe.
How can productivity be revolutionized?