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Time Management is a Trap! Focus on Creating Value Instead

Time Management is a Trap! Focus on Creating Value Instead | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
There is a fundamental flaw in the way most people approach time management. They forget what's most important. (Some tips on time management. A skill ignored by many in education.
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Familiar with the feeling you have worked hard all day yet achieved nothing? Some simple thoughts around why our approach to time management  might be partly to blame.

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Hack Your Naps For Productivity And Health Via An MIT And Harvard Med ... - Forbes

Hack Your Naps For Productivity And Health Via An MIT And Harvard Med ... - Forbes | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
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The health benefits of getting enough sleep have received a lot of attention recently.
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Oh dear, now we need strategies for napping at the office, all in pursuit of productivity, apparently...

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Dealing With the Curse of Productivity - Huffington Post

Dealing With the Curse of Productivity - Huffington Post | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Dealing With the Curse of Productivity
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I realized something very profound about myself today. I care way too much about being productive.
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Productivity is not the Goal - effectiveness is

Productivity is not the Goal - effectiveness is | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
There’s a lot being written these days about being productive. I read several posts this morning containing ideas on how to Hack Productivity. These articles contained many useful ideas. My concern is that most were about form not substance.
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6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours

6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Every minute counts! Three productivity experts offer six ideas for hacking your habits for maximum productivity.
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4 Ways Your Desk is Destroying Your Productivity

4 Ways Your Desk is Destroying Your Productivity | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Not getting much done? Your desk could be to blame.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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How to Stay Ahead of a Disorganized Boss | Time Management Ninja

How to Stay Ahead of a Disorganized Boss | Time Management Ninja | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
One involved information not being properly communicated, and the other was about not meeting a deadline even though the team had completed their work on time. If this sounds familiar, your boss may be responsible for ...
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Less of a lesson for employees than for bosses, I think

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Benefits of being organized | Unclutterer

What are the benefits of being organized? It's potentially a long list, but I've narrowed it down to what has affected me the most. Read on for what I consider the benefits of an organized life, at home and at work.
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Anything that gets your life under more control will reduce your stress, help you be more productive and let you spend more time doing the things you want to do rather than the things you have to do.

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All About Living With Life: Busy isn’t respectable anymore.

All About Living With Life: Busy isn’t respectable anymore. | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it

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Ever get a sneaking smugness at how busy you are? Maybe it's time to reflect on that. Busy isn't really a good measure.

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Time Management Tips: How Not To Be Late

Time Management Tips: How Not To Be Late | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Stay on schedule by working backwards and applying these techniques, and you'll unlock the key to how not to be late. We all hate latecomers. In the same breath ...
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I often employ a "work backwards" approach to specific appointments but this article suggests applying it more widely. Love the 'identify time sinkholes' tip too.

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Top 100 Foods for Productivity: Mindmap - Bootstrapper

Top 100 Foods for Productivity: Mindmap - Bootstrapper | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it

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7 Simple Steps To Stop Piling and Start Filing Your Papers

7 Simple Steps To Stop Piling and Start Filing Your Papers | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Where is that piece of paper you are looking for? You know it's on your desk. But, where? Everyone has done the paper shuffle at some point... looking for that needle in a haystack. Are your papers...
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Productivity Hacks: Is Your Organization in a Fighter’s Stance?

Productivity Hacks: Is Your Organization in a Fighter’s Stance? | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
The military is, ultimately, a massive pool of human capital. That human capital must be recruited, trained, equipped, housed, fed, deployed, and given clear plans to execute.
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Your Time Is Worth Money, So Stop Wasting It

Your Time Is Worth Money, So Stop Wasting It | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Look at the hours in your day not as time, but as blocks of cash.
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Consultants know this, we all know it at one level or other. But it's a huge focusing help if you actually REMEMBER it during the day. Do you?

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Big Goals: You Can't Not Do the Work | Time Management Ninja

Big Goals: You Can't Not Do the Work | Time Management Ninja | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Big goals don't do themselves. Dreams don't become real on their own. If you want to accomplish big things in your life, you can't not do the work. Will you do the hard work or simply hope for things to magically happen?
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7 Ways To Stop Being Lazy!

7 Ways To Stop Being Lazy! | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
When every day is a "lazy day," there's a problem. Here are 7 ways to stop being lazy and become more productive! (7 Ways To Stop Being Lazy!
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6 Rules to Simplify a Complex Workplace

6 Rules to Simplify a Complex Workplace | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? (6 Rules to Simplify a Complex Workplace http://t.co/xgo6N19FAq)
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Redefining Productivity Measures in the Modern Office

Redefining Productivity Measures in the Modern Office | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Productivity in the Modern Office: A Matter of Impact by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.

Via Anita
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Indicators of staff productivity need redefinition argues Wharton -  management should judge impact, effectiveness, quality of result not invested effort or time. Productivity in a knowledge economy  must be managed smarter, acknowledge social interaction as valuable and relevant in business and personal productivity and satisfaction. New factors must be observed, and considered in the redefinition of employee policies and development of compensation and reward strategies. A long but valuable read.

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How do you create productivity and meaning in your office?

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How is the definition of productivity changing in the modern office?

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How to Evaluate the Quality of Your Business Content

How to Evaluate the Quality of Your Business Content | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Search engines and people define quality the same way.  “Provide high-quality content on your pages, especially your homepage. This is the single most i

Via Eva Sanagustin, bContext, massimo facchinetti
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Article starts with SEO quality drivers - but the enemies of clarity and other factors are good qualilty lessons for any type of content.

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Multitasking Costs Us How Much?!

Multitasking Costs Us How Much?! | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
We've all been guilty of it -- sending a quick email during the middle of a meeting, checking Facebook in the middle of a project or updating a calendar in the middle of a phone call.
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The sneaking suspicion that multitasking is ineffective: horribly illustrated in a good infographic 

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The Costs of Working Too Much

The Costs of Working Too Much | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
Overwork has become a credential of prosperity. And yet the perplexing thing about the cult of overwork is that, as we’ve known for a while, long hours diminish both productivity and quality.
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I am not a banker but... I can relate to the pressure of constant overwork. It can become a cycle that is hard to break...

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How To Turn Your Insomnia Into A Productivity Tool - Fast Company

How To Turn Your Insomnia Into A Productivity Tool - Fast Company | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
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And all of these sleepless nights are expensive--rounding out to more than $63 billion in lost workplace productivity a year in the U.S..
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"What is insomnia but the gift of more time?" I wish I could be that philosophical (and feel that productive) after a sleepless night !

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Productivity Hacks: 60+ Influencers on How to Work Smarter

Productivity Hacks: 60+ Influencers on How to Work Smarter | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here."2014 is my year!
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Maximize Your Team's Productivity Through Technology - Forbes

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Maximize Your Team's Productivity Through Technology
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Most startups start small: one person, one idea, one computer.
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Get Horizontal: 20 More Minutes Sleep Boosts Your Brain Power

Get Horizontal: 20 More Minutes Sleep Boosts Your Brain Power | Productivity - fighting the chaos | Scoop.it
How 20 more minutes of sleep will boost your happiness, work performance, stamina, and more. (Just 20 extra mins of sleep could double your work productivity.
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