Leading an Increase in Productivity

Productivity: Wrapping up the First Stage of a Special Project

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Less man power, over loaded schedules, constant connection to electronic communication and stimuli, tight deadlines = higher expectations in productivity. Do you feel you are leading an increase in productivity for your team? If not, what can you do?

In this excerpt Dolly Garland suggests awareness is a key factor

Before you can improve anything, you must have awareness of where you are.  Awareness is the first essential step in any kind of development, and you could break it down into various types. But there are three particular types of awareness which relate to productivity, and journaling can help you achieve these.

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Time Awareness

Many of us do things on auto-pilot. If you are always driving on the same route, at the same time, you probably don’t even think about where you are going. You sit in your car, get lost in your thoughts, and arrive at your destination. That applies to how you spend your time. You have to do certain things during the day, and most of the time, you do them the way you know how.

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Task Awareness

How aware are you of the things you do daily? You might have a big to-do list, and you are diligently crossing things off it, but are they the right things?

Are those things taking you closer to the things you really want to achieve, values you want to nurture, and the life you want to live? Are you applying the 80/20 rule?

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Result Awareness

You are filling your days doing tons of things. You are always busy, and your schedule feels like it’s unending. But what are you achieving? What are the tangible end results you can claim? Most good things take time to achieve, but if we are always in transit, working towards something but never quite getting there, then there is something wrong. For example, if you want to write a book, maybe it will take you 6 months to a year to write 90K words novel. But by the end of that year, you should at least have a finished first draft. That is your end result….More at 3 Types of Awareness That Can Improve Productivity

Productivity is not just about the end product your company presents. Your values and happiness are part of productivity. I challenge you to be aware of how you are leading an increase in productivity.

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