Take your productivity to the next level and make the most of your time!
Do you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Don't we all! Productivity For Dummies shows you how to overcome this common problem by tackling key issues that are preventing you from remaining focused and making the most of your time. This insightful text gets to the root of the problem, and shows you how to identify and analyse the items on your to-do list to deliver on deadlines and maximise your schedule. Numerous techniques and technologies have been developed to address productivity needs, and this resource shows you which will work for your situation.
Productivity is crucial to your success - whether you want to find a new job, earn a promotion you've had your eye on, or generally progress in your career, understanding how to improve your productivity is essential in increasing the value you bring to your organisation. At the very least, increased productivity means that you get things done faster which translates into fewer overtime hours and more time concentrating on the things that are most important to you.
Eliminate procrastination and laziness from your daily routine
Organise your work environment to create a space conducive to productivity
Increase your concentration and stay focused on the task at hand
Make decisions quickly, and stay cool, calm, and collected no matter what the situation is
Productivity For Dummies helps you solve the age-old problem of having too much to do and not enough time to do it.
Ciara Conlon is a productivity coach, keynote speaker and author. She helps organisations get better results by establishing space for more creativity and innovation. She helps people get better results by adopting effective habits and focusing on the right stuff at the right time.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Productivity 5 Chapter 1: What Is Productivity? 7 Chapter 2: Finding the Motivation to Change 19 Chapter 3: The Benefits of Productivity 33 Part II: Getting Organised for Action 45 Chapter 4: Getting Organised 47 Chapter 5: Embracing a Holistic Approach 59 Chapter 6: Stress Management 73 Part III: Applying Productivity Techniques 91 Chapter 7: Learning to Focus 93 Chapter 8: Avoiding Procrastination 109 Chapter 9: Good Time Management 123 Chapter 10: Getting Things Done (GTD) 137 Chapter 11: Further Productivity Techniques 157 Part IV: Productivity at Work 171 Chapter 12: Getting Down to Business 173 Chapter 13: Task Management 191 Chapter 14: Calendar Management 201 Chapter 15: Technology Management 211 Chapter 16: The Productive Freelancer 227 Part V: Personal Productivity 239 Chapter 17: Productivity at Home 241 Chapter 18: Creating a Clutter-Free World 261 Chapter 19: Productivity for Students 275 Part VI: The Part of Tens 295 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Focus and Get More Done 297 Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Beat Procrastination 305 Chapter 22: Ten Best Productivity Resources 311 Index 315