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Author Topic: Smarterware Essay: Simple Guidelines for Workday Quality Over Quantity  (Read 4892 times)

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This is an interesting short blog piece from Gina Trapani's new webiste (she was formerly part of LifeHacker), relevant to our Getting Organized Experiment discussions.  It emphasizes avoiding distractions.


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Re: Smarterware Essay: Simple Guidelines for Workday Quality Over Quantity
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 03:42:53 AM »
Very nice mouser, thank you very much, I really needed this.

These are simple ideas that have a great impact on productivity.

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Re: Smarterware Essay: Simple Guidelines for Workday Quality Over Quantity
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 04:00:08 AM »
i'd be very interested to hear from people who went from obsessive email checking to this kind of once every 3 hours approach, since i am very tempted to try to adopt such a plan, but im just not sure i could.

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Re: Smarterware Essay: Simple Guidelines for Workday Quality Over Quantity
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 04:16:54 AM »
I just started to do it. If I will succeed I will let you know. For me it is a little hard to ignore emails because they may be related to work and be very important (and could require immediate attention).

Anyhow, I would be also interested to hear from others if they were able to implement these ideas or if they have other rules they impose in order to increase their productivity.

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Re: Smarterware Essay: Simple Guidelines for Workday Quality Over Quantity
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 08:07:14 AM »
Also worth to try and limit meetings to a certain time of day. you'll know what time of day you are most productive, so don't schedule meetings there if possible. (for me between 11-12 and after 3pm are good times for meetings).

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I liked this so much I descieded I wanted this list posted near my PC screen.
(That’s how distracted I get :-) ), since I didn’t like the print quality of the picture, I created a Word DOC and I’m sharing it with you guys here.

A PDF is avilable at: scribd.com

and a DOC (editable) verion is avilable at: gazup.com

Hope I havn’t broken any copyrights, enjoy all.
- Sincerely
    Lockszmith

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for me between 11-12 and after 3pm are good times for meetings
Wouldn't want to interfere with lunch!  ;D

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i'd be very interested to hear from people who went from obsessive email checking to this kind of once every 3 hours approach, since i am very tempted to try to adopt such a plan, but im just not sure i could.

If you receive many e-mails through the day, perhaps it would better for you to install an e-mail notifier (unless you're receiving a new e-mail every minute).