A set of must-have apps for every part of your otherwise stress-filled life.
The problem with most app lists is that they tend to focus on a single area of work or life. The following infographic addresses every element of your otherwise stressed-out life.
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We live in an age when we work more hours and feel more stress trying to get more done. Technology, meant to simplify our lives, saps our attention and steals our time. Has the need for a more efficient operation ever been greater?
Thankfully, we can learn to become more efficient at work, individually and collectively. Management consultants and business professors have long debated the relative merits (and even the definition) of efficiency as it pertains to the business world. In highly simplified terms, efficiency concerns the cost of input for the output produced–in other words, the best use of resources and the least waste of time and effort.
One of the areas where efficiency can be optimized is the work force, through increasing individual productivity–defined as the amount of work (products produced, customers served) an employee handles in a given time.
In addition to making sure you have invested in the right equipment, environment and training to ensure optimal performance, you can increase productivity by encouraging staffers to put an end to a modern-day energy drain: multitasking. Studies show it takes 25 to 40 percent longer to get a job done when you’re simultaneously trying to work on other projects. To be more productive, says Andrew Deutscher, vice president of business development at consulting firm The Energy Project, “do one thing, uninterrupted, for a sustained period of time.”
The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time
This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?
It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your health.
1. Before you start: Prepare
2. Minute one: Clear your head
3. Minute two: Breathe a little
4. Minutes three through six: Write notes and draw
5. Minute seven: Debrief
This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life
Digital overload may be the defining problem of today’s workplace. All day and night, on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we’re bombarded with so many messages and alerts that even when we want to focus, it’s nearly impossible. And when we’re tempted to procrastinate, diversions are only a click away.
We waste time, attention, and energy on relatively unimportant information and interactions, staying busy but producing little of value.
Most people agree on the solution: Control the digital overload rather than letting it control you. But how, exactly, does one do that?
Conquering Digital Distraction
From to-do lists to time-tracking apps, here’s a look at eight ways to boost your productivity.
You might fly through your to-do list on some workdays, while on others, it seems insurmountable. Productivity paralysis can be tricky to overcome, and often requires experimenting with new tools and processes to rediscover what works for you.
Lucky for you, Computerworld has some solutions. Read on for eight online services, apps, gadgets and habits guaranteed to help you better manage your workflow.
8 time-saving productivity hacks
Do you feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Read this to make the most of your time.
- Home in on major tasks
- Realize that discipline runs out
- Drop time wasters
3 Ways to Become Super Productive
Productivity, or at least how productive you consider yourself, is surprisingly subjective. As a leader, your most important work–mulling strategy, blue-skying for innovation, imagining the future–may not feel all that productive because it is open-ended and the outcome is uncertain. At the same time, more (subjectively) unimportant work, like clearing out your inbox, can leave you quite satisfied.
No matter how you try to trick yourself into feeling more productive, there are just 24 hours in a day, and you almost certainly are not making the most of them. Here’s what you can do about that.
- Get to the Root of Your Procrastination
- Focus on Progress, Not on To-Dos
- Beware of Time Thieves
- Be In-the-Moment With Everything You Do
Inside the Psychology of Productivity
A productive week depends largely on what you focus on every working day and how much time you allocate to activities that take up your time (i.e. busy work). Working harder does not necessarily mean you are being productive. There will always be a better way to complete that task. Find it, work smarter and get more done in your working week.
These are a few things can do to have an insanely productive week this and every other week.
- Stop planning, start doing
- You don’t have to say “yes” to every request
- Don’t be a perfectionist
- Get everything out of your head
- Review and measure your accomplishments
5 Things You Should be Doing to Have an Insanely Productive Week.