Perfect Time Based Productivity More demands on your time that s just a fact of modern life You may be doing the job of than one person and facing an onslaught of information only to realize that ubiquitous technology has onl
Title: Perfect Time-Based Productivity
Author: Francis Wade
Format: Kindle Edition
More demands on your time that s just a fact of modern life You may be doing the job of than one person and facing an onslaught of information, only to realize that ubiquitous, 24 7 technology has only made things worse How do you stay ahead of the expectation that you should be able to meet all your obligations, old and new In the face of these increasing pressuMore demands on your time that s just a fact of modern life You may be doing the job of than one person and facing an onslaught of information, only to realize that ubiquitous, 24 7 technology has only made things worse How do you stay ahead of the expectation that you should be able to meet all your obligations, old and new In the face of these increasing pressures, what do you need to do to maintain your peace of mind This book is primarily written for productive professionals who have already found a way to achieve positive results They aren t clueless time is an important concern and they have been able to manage their affairs well enough to get through school, hold a job, keep a family and enjoy life s benefits However, if you belong to this group, you may share a concern how can you be successful in the future, given the hot pace of change you see around you every day Doing of the same seems an unlikely answer So does the conventional wisdom around time management and the popular tactic of following one size fits all solutions.While the book has lots of specific, practical suggestions for new behaviors, at its heart is a four step approach that preserves and builds on the advances that you, as a professional, have already made in your career Step 1 Evaluate your current skills against best in class standards, discovering strengths and improvement opportunities.Step 2 Set realistic targets for new behaviors that meet your unique, evolving needs.Step 3 Create a personalized plan from these new targets that allow you enough time to succeed, by taking small steps.Step 4 Craft your own habit change support environment.By the end of the book you will have completed these steps many times, giving you an easy way to improve any skill that s important to your peace of mind To complete these steps effectively, Perfect Time Based Productivity takes you through a broad range of new ideas based on recent research and case studies in fields such as psychology, business process management, adult learning, brain science and industrial engineering.Part One You discover the concepts needed to shift from attempting to manage or control time which is impossible to managing time demands the individual, internal commitments made to complete actions in the future Once these ideas are understood, you discover that every person manipulates time demands in similar ways, subject to the limits of human capacity However, your implementation is unique because in this area of life, humans are almost completely self taught.Part Two Using a number of forms provided in the book and available for download you perform an evaluation of 7 essential skills Capturing, Emptying, Tossing, Acting Now, Storing, Listing and Scheduling Each self evaluation is the precursor to creating a mini improvement plan which goes into a Master Plan, made up of small steps, that outlines your improvement journey It s one that will change your habits, practices and rituals at a pace that preserves your peace of mind.Part Three You ll learn about other advanced skills and perspectives needed to be effective in today s world For example, Flowing your capacity to be in the flow state defined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is an important skill to master given the pressure to multi task and become distracted Also, you ll learn why corporations are struggling with time based productivity they don t push for the right tools for their employees and have allowed individual effectiveness to become a matter of chance, versus policy.The book closes with additional resources for already productive professionals such as Type A business people, fans of productivity improvement, project managers and time advisers.Everyone who picks up this book will learn a new definition of perfection To improve is to change to be perfect is to change often Winston Churchill.