Aalto EE Profile toolbox 2_2012

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Aalto EE Profile toolbox 2_2012

  1. 1. Time is money, sometimes literally. We all try to make the most of our time and keep up the speed. Can we go any faster,the speed or should we slow down? What is you need? Text: Satu Rämö You can use Toolbox materials at work or when giving a presentation, link them to your blog or forward the entire Toolbox to your colleagues. The background ideas are available in a variety of web sources.
  2. 2. Time is money, sometimes literally. We all try to make the most of our time and keep up the speed. Can we go any faster,the speed or should we slow down? What is you need? Read our tips for the speed you need for ultimate productivity. Text: Satu Rämö You can use Toolbox materials at work or when giving a presentation, link them to your blog or forward the entire Toolbox to your colleagues. The background ideas are available in a variety of web sources.
  3. 3. Paceyourself
  4. 4. Paceyourself Do less. Streamline your diary by listing things in order of importance and cut from the bottom. Doing it all is just a recipe for hurrying it all.
  5. 5. Paceyourself Do less. Streamline your diary by listing things in order of importance and cut from the bottom. Doing it all is just a recipe for hurrying it all. Unplug. Ring-fence moments in the week when you unplug your phone, internet, laptop.
  6. 6. Paceyourself Do less. Streamline your diary by listing things in order of importance and cut from the bottom. Doing it all is just a recipe for hurrying it all. Unplug. Ring-fence moments in the week when you unplug your phone, internet, laptop. Build a slow ritual into your day. Reading, knitting, gardening – whatever makes you switch to a lower gear. It’s all about the art of changing gears. And about being disciplined. Journalist and author Carl Honoré
  7. 7. Balance yourrecoverytime
  8. 8. Balance your A study by a Finnish research companyrecovery Firstbeat Technologies revealed that Saturday is the most stressful day of the week.time Optimum balance between stress and recovery is reached between Monday and Wednesday.
  9. 9. Balance your A study by a Finnish research companyrecovery Firstbeat Technologies revealed that Saturday is the most stressful day of the week.time Optimum balance between stress and recovery is reached between Monday and Wednesday. “It is crucial to let loose over the weekend; however, in some cases this may eat away at the worker’s resources rather than increase them.” Joni Kettunen, the CEO of Firstbeat
  10. 10. Balance your A study by a Finnish research companyrecovery Firstbeat Technologies revealed that Saturday is the most stressful day of the week.time Optimum balance between stress and recovery is reached between Monday and Wednesday. “It is crucial to let loose over the weekend; however, in some cases this may eat away at the worker’s resources rather than increase them.” Joni Kettunen, the CEO of Firstbeat To avoid stress building up for Saturday, remember to take breaks also during your work week and have regular meal times. It is all about balance.
  11. 11. Do less,accomplish more
  12. 12. Do less,accomplish more A typical office worker is interrupted by a distraction such as email, IM or a phone call every three minutes.
  13. 13. Do less,accomplish more A typical office worker is interrupted by a distraction such as email, IM or a phone call every three minutes.
  14. 14. Do less,accomplish more A typical office worker is interrupted by a distraction such as email, IM or a phone call every three minutes.A recent Stanford University studyshows that trying to media multitaskmight impair your cognitive control.
  15. 15. Do less,accomplish more A typical office worker is interrupted by a distraction such as email, IM or a phone call every three minutes.A recent Stanford University studyshows that trying to media multitaskmight impair your cognitive control. If you are in a situation where you are bombarded with myriad sources ofinformation, you may not be able to filter out the things that are irrelevant to your goal. Multitasking may keep you busy, but not always productively so.
  16. 16. Reduce yourSaturday stress
  17. 17. Reduce yourSaturday stress Stress increases the need for sleep. Sleep well – also during the week. Satu Tuominen well-being expert at Firstbeat Technologies
  18. 18. Reduce yourSaturday stress Stress increases the need for sleep. Sleep well – also during the week. Spend your spare time engaging in personally enjoyable activities rather than obligations. There is a difference between negative and positive stress. Satu Tuominen well-being expert at Firstbeat Technologies
  19. 19. Reduce yourSaturday stress Stress increases the need for sleep. Sleep well – also during the week. Spend your spare time engaging in personally enjoyable activities rather than obligations. There is a difference between negative and positive stress. Remember that alcohol is also a physically contributing factor to Saturday stress. Satu Tuominen well-being expert at Firstbeat Technologies
  20. 20. Reduce yourSaturday stress Stress increases the need for sleep. Sleep well – also during the week. Spend your spare time engaging in personally enjoyable activities rather than obligations. There is a difference between negative and positive stress. Remember that alcohol is also a physically contributing factor to Saturday stress. Exercise is obviously good for you. But combining intensive exercise with an already hectic weekend may increase your stress levels. Satu Tuominen well-being expert at Firstbeat Technologies
  21. 21. Avoidinfo-mania
  22. 22. Avoidinfo-mania Set dedicated daily email time.
  23. 23. Avoid info-mania Set dedicated daily email time. When writing emails use subject headersthat will help your audience prioritize responses by indicating actions.
  24. 24. Avoid info-mania Set dedicated daily email time. When writing emails use subject headersthat will help your audience prioritize responses by indicating actions. Invite only the relevant people to a meeting.
  25. 25. Avoid info-mania Set dedicated daily email time. When writing emails use subject headers that will help your audience prioritize responses by indicating actions. Invite only the relevant people to a meeting.Take yourself offline if necessary.This does not have to be for a lengthy time, but it canprovide an opportunity to deal with a vital task.
  26. 26. Avoid info-mania Set dedicated daily email time. When writing emails use subject headers that will help your audience prioritize responses by indicating actions. Invite only the relevant people to a meeting.Take yourself offline if necessary.This does not have to be for a lengthy time, but it canprovide an opportunity to deal with a vital task. http://bit.ly/avoidinfomania
  27. 27. Get swept awayby routines
  28. 28. Get swept awayby routinesThe secret to getting things done is to make them more automatic so they require less energy.
  29. 29. Get swept awayby routines The secret to getting things done is to make them more automatic so they require less energy. Dr Roy Baumeister and his colleagues at Florida State University have concluded that we each have one reservoir of discipline and will, which is gradually exhausted throughout the day by any act of conscious self-regulation.
  30. 30. Get swept awayby routines The secret to getting things done is to make them more automatic so they require less energy. Dr Roy Baumeister and his colleagues at Florida State University have concluded that we each have one reservoir of discipline and will, which is gradually exhausted throughout the day by any act of conscious self-regulation. We do things daily that require no self-discipline. Making coffee, driving to work; complex routines, yet performed as if on autopilot.
  31. 31. Get swept awayby routines The secret to getting things done is to make them more automatic so they require less energy. Dr Roy Baumeister and his colleagues at Florida State University have concluded that we each have one reservoir of discipline and will, which is gradually exhausted throughout the day by any act of conscious self-regulation. We do things daily that require no self-discipline. Making coffee, driving to work; complex routines, yet performed as if on autopilot. These routines are the secret to enhanced work productivity. The more things you do by routine, the more there is in your reservoir for demanding projects.
  32. 32. Get swept awayby routines “Civilization advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project
  33. 33. Get swept awayby routines “Civilization advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project theenergyproject.com/tips
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