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27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done!

27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done! | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

There is always more to do than time in which to do it. And the more you take on, the more there is to do. You finish one task and six more pop out of no where; it never ends. To toss a major understatement at you - you need to invest your time wisely and that means being productive.

 

Yes, the dreaded 'P' word. Easier said than done, that's for sure. Sometimes, you just aren’t productive. You want to be, but things seem to never get done.

 

Here’s why...

 

What Kills Productivity?
There are only a few broad reasons why your productivity could be suffering. I’ll talk about all the specific instances in a moment, but let’s start with a high-level look:...

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How to Nip Procrastination in the Bud Once and for All

How to Nip Procrastination in the Bud Once and for All | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Ironically, procrastination is a problem that we all seem to put off dealing with. Many people will keep putting off their obligations for as long as they can, even if they are fully aware that their lives would be so much easier, if only they were able to do everything they want to do on time.


Procrastination is something that affects people of all ages. Many college students put off studying for an exam or writing a paper for as long as they can, and then they have to pull a ridiculous all-nighter to compensate...

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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity

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Benefits of Simplicity to Productivity is an article that defines the advantages of keeping things simple and maintaining focus, in order to be more productive. It explains why you can increase productivity by doing less.

 

Simplicity is often perceived as boring, unattractive and unremarkable. Majority of people want something striking and complicated.

 

But as Leonardo da Vinci has said, Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


Different to the common belief, simplicity is not boring, unattractive or unremarkable. In fact, simplicity represents elegance and complexity...

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9 Ways To Have a Productive Work Day

9 Ways To Have a Productive Work Day | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
9 simple steps to become more effective in your day!

I recently read an article about productivity at work and I thought it would make a fun post. Savvy Sugar reports that the average woman’s work day consists of 35% ‘productive work’. Where does the rest go?
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2 books about brain: What best neuroscientists can teach us about memory, creativity, society, productivity, work & leadership | ZZE.ST - inspiration & lifehacks to make life better

2 books about brain: What best neuroscientists can teach us about memory, creativity, society, productivity, work & leadership | ZZE.ST - inspiration & lifehacks to make life better | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Not a long time ago I wrote a post about My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. And during last couple of months I listened to and read 2 more: Brain Rules by John Medina and Your Brain at Work by David Rock. Unlike Jill, they don’t tell their own stories but try to give real life recommendations based on neuroscience research.


John focuses on general principles rules of brain functioning which he covers relatively briefly. David on the other hand provides more of a deep dive in various situations that we face daily, mostly at work but views them through the prism of our brain and its biochemistry. Social concepts, such as status, reward and others are explained through things like oxitocin, dopamin & epinephrin.


Those who find such topics interesting can find my notes below. Plus, a couple of great videos of authors’ talks and one fun Slideshare presentation...

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Honesty: The Best Policy for The Best Productivity

Honesty: The Best Policy for The Best Productivity | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
The best way to produce quality results that ring try with what matters to you involves a simple step: be honest with yourself.

 

There are many tools you can use to increase your level of productivity. Whether paper-based solutions are your cup of tea or you’ve dove into the digital well of task management offerings, you’d be wasting a ton of time trying to discover all of the tools out there. I’d wager it is one of the least productive things you could ever do.

 

But of all the tools at your disposal, the one between your ears is the one that needs to be actively engaged to allow for prominent increases to happen. There’s a human component that leads to better productivity on the whole, and while analog tools may not remove the brain from the equasion as fully as digital ones might, when we trust our lists as written without using our brain in tandem, the results for the items that are crucial to us are less desirable...

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Four Procrastination Myths Debunked

Four Procrastination Myths Debunked | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
This article debunks four common procrastination myths we often tell ourselves in order to avoid doing the hard work that needs to be done.

 

There are less than one hundred days left in 2011.
If you have a backlog of projects that you meant to work on this year, but which you haven’t gotten around to, it’s very likely that procrastination is the culprit.


Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., creator of the popular web site procrastination.ca, is one of the world’s foremost experts on procrastination. Dr. Pychyl defines procrastination as “the needless, often irrational, voluntary delay of an intended task”. That is, you intend to work on a task but you go off and start working on something else which you know is not as important, and which doesn’t need to get done right away...

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