The last few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity the following day--so it's important you have an end-of-day routine that sets you up for success the next morning.
Inspired in part by computer engineers who began to organize information in a new architectural manner, graphic facilitation was born out of the belief that visual representation is vital to clear, effective group communication.
America has a work culture that tends to glorify long hours. Many CEOs for instance, set an example that’s difficult to match. People with demanding jobs find themselves cutting back on sleep in order to fit in a bare minimum family time or other activities.
But bad sleep habits are a very real issue. Julia Kirby at the Harvard Business Review has a fantastic chart that makes it clear that our dysfunctional sleep culture has real consequences. Even moderate fatigue can impact performance as much as alcohol impairment. See the charts.
When I ask people at what age they feel they were (or are) the sharpest, it is shocking to me that no matter their current age – 20s, 50s, 80s – they always say their peak performance was 10, and often 20, years earlier. It does not have to be that way.
Groundbreaking ideas are no longer a luxury when success is contingent upon an organization's ability to adapt, innovative, and improve. We need look no further than Kodak, Sears, or Sony for validation that status-quo thinking is the fast-track to failure. How, then, can organizations break free of conventional thinking to spark creativity?
I've spent the last three weeks on holiday. One week in the Caribbean, the next hiking in the Ande...
Tom Haak's insight:
"Going to the office. It feels like work but why put yourself in a place where there are lots of people who could interrupt you? Offices are the worst place to work. And you have to get there and back. More wasted time"