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7 Day Plan to Stay Productive

A great infographic on increasing your productivity from hiTask.com .

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Increasing Productivity in Outsourced Teams

Around 11:00pm, April 7th, 2010

My phone alarm blares at 11:00pm ringing to the tune of The Imperial March. I grab my laptop bag, hop in the car, and head home from a wireframing session at Pickwick Pub. A new feature concept served over two Firestone DBAs waits to be shared. Again, my alarm rings at midnight. I log into a Go To Meeting conference to meet with two offshore development teams in India. Together, we build and design CRM and web development solutions for one of the largest SEO companies in California. My first question to them: “Guys, are we on track?”

Achieve Your Goals By Measuring Productivity

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” ~ H. James Harrington

Understand how to measure your personal productivity and unlock huge potential. Wake up earlier, go for a run, and notice that you feel better all day and when your day finishes, you feel like you were super productive. But how do you really know? How do you move from “feeling” more productive to “knowing” that you are more productive? When you use metrics to keep track of your productivity, your eyes open to new ways of improving your workflow, your organization, and your life. To create a system of measuring your personal productivity, you must first understand exactly what you are measuring.

5 Tools to Recharge Your Productivity Today

Why do large projects feel so overwhelming? Lots of reasons. And most often, the science of behavior explains why. Science helps us understand our unproductive tendencies, but can we implement methods to reverse these behaviors? How do we transform ourselves into productivity machines? Years of observation and attempts at measuring productivity leave us with some tried and true laws to do just that.

Time Blocking Your Way to Success

Think about how many interruptions you get in a normal day. Social media, text messages, and email notifications. Success requires dedication towards productivity methods. Here at Zero to Complete, one of our favorite productivity techniques is time blocking .

Time blocking, in simple form, reserves specific times during the day to complete important tasks.  During these reserved timeslots, an expert time blocker will cut out all distractions and focus 100% on one task.  Only once the task has been completed will the ardent time blocker dare stray from his/her domain.

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