Productivity is not just about getting things done. It's also about getting things done consistently in a way that is renewing.
At this time of year, as part of your year end planning it can be useful to explore at an individual or collective team level the following questions:
1. What's helping me/us get results? (Get specific around this - what key activities or practices are helping?)
2. What's not helping me/us to get results?
3. Where is the bulk of your time being spent? If you are not yet tracking some of your key metrics and schedule, now is a great time to do so. It can be as simple as noting it in your calendar, or picking up a resource like my upcoming Plan.Do.Track workbook and planner.
4. What are noticing about key periods that are unproductive?
5. Where might you be spending too much time in meetings? What influence can you have on tightening up meeting results and focus OR exploring who needs to be at meetings?
6. What are you doing to renew?
7. From a scheduling perspective, are you building in enough blocks to get tasks completed right away before you have to switch your focus?
8. What other changes would you like to make to your schedule, to do more of what's working, and to do less of what's not?
I hope that these questions are useful as you go to focus on making the small changes in your schedule and work, which we know makes the big changes over time.
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