Is Meditation Good for Productivity?

Listen on Spotify. I quite like getting distracted. In fact, just this morning I was wonderfully distracted by the new TV adaptation of the epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time. But, as my writing this intro slightly later than planned would attest, distraction can be an enemy of productivity.   There’s mounting evidence thatContinue reading “Is Meditation Good for Productivity?”

Top Traits of Very Productive People

Listen on Spotify. The word productivity can be intimidating to many of us. You could even say it’s like you’re chasing a kite. You keep running after it, and just when you think you’ve caught it, it slips from your grasp. But being productive isn’t about burning the midnight oil, keeping busy, or being aContinue reading “Top Traits of Very Productive People”

17 Vital Elements of Productivity

Listen on Spotify. Are you productive? Or are you just busy? There’s a big difference. While being busy can tick things off your to-do list, if you’re truly productive, you’re ticking off the right things. You’re completing tasks that are going to have the biggest impact on your personal and professional life. I’ve written beforeContinue reading “17 Vital Elements of Productivity”

Marketing Productivity: How Can You Improve It?

Listen on Spotify. I’ve no experience in marketing. Why then, have I chosen to tackle — or at least touch upon – marketing productivity? After writing my last post, I was in search of another related topic that I thought people might find useful. As the aim of business is to sell products or services,Continue reading “Marketing Productivity: How Can You Improve It?”

Should We Always Use Productivity Tools and Apps?

Listen on Spotify. Would it surprise you to learn that we spend more than 4 hours per day on apps? Perhaps not. The profusion of productivity tech now available to us means it’s possible to track everything from our parcels to our to-do lists. But is it wise to do so? Let’s answer the question.Continue reading “Should We Always Use Productivity Tools and Apps?”

From Farm to Factory and Beyond: A Short History of Productivity

Listen on Spotify. Productivity is big business. But where does this fascination come from?  After all, there’s now a seemingly inexhaustible supply of apps and tools to help you get stuff done. Before we travel back in time, though, we should first define productivity. Productivity: What is it? Productivity is a measure of the outputContinue reading “From Farm to Factory and Beyond: A Short History of Productivity”

How Can We Measure Productivity?

Listen on Spotify. Have you ever really thought about measuring efficiency? I hadn’t either. Until I discovered that the word productivity comes from the field of agriculture. My curiosity thus piqued, I began to investigate. Let’s answer the question.   There are many different ways to gauge productivity. Some organisations take a quantitative or number-basedContinue reading “How Can We Measure Productivity?”

What Is the Difference Between Work Performance and Productivity?

Listen on Spotify. The shift to remote working prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic brought about a reassessment of productivity. This became vital with the advent of the pandemic and naturally enough, questions about how it’s measured arose. I decided to investigate what separates work performance from productivity. Without further ado, let’s answer the question. PerformanceContinue reading “What Is the Difference Between Work Performance and Productivity?”

How Can Zapier Help Boost My Efficiency?

Listen on Spotify. Do you need software that works like magic and helps your business run like clockwork? Don’t have time to learn coding yourself? Never fear, Zapier is here. Let’s answer the question. Using powerful, often simple, Zaps with this superb automation software allows you to streamline some of your work processes. It meansContinue reading “How Can Zapier Help Boost My Efficiency?”

3 Giants of Project Management Software: How Can They Increase Productivity?

Listen on Spotify. Finding ways to maximise our personal and collective efficiency is imperative in business. That’s old news to most of us, right?  But there has been a shift in focus from individual efficiency to team productivity — a shift evidenced by many companies concentrating on re-skilling employees — thus, the demand for goodContinue reading “3 Giants of Project Management Software: How Can They Increase Productivity?”