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Productive Organization

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This is an extremely condensed version of the "Productive Organization" presentation I have given in my company and to local organizations. …

This is an extremely condensed version of the "Productive Organization" presentation I have given in my company and to local organizations.

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    • 1. Don’t Just Get Organized – Get Productive!
      Beth Griese
      Beth@theroaringmouse.net
    • 2. My yodas. Most of the ideas I’ll be talking about are the best and the brightest from these people.
    • 3. Organization
      The goal is not to be “organized.”
    • 4. Productive Organization
      The goal is to be productive. Get the right things done. Make your brain work less, not more.
    • 5. A productive organization system has these four elements.
      Input
      Processing
      Output
      Maintenance
    • 6. Input
      Input=Collecting everything that comes at you.
    • 7. We all deal with a rainstorm of to-dos.
    • 8. Install funnels to collect that rain and get it into barrels you can use.
    • 9. Collect everything, and O-H-I-O: Only Handle It Once
    • 10. This especially includes emails.
    • 11. Pay attention to
      YOURSELF
      When you’re collecting, don’t forget to collect what you really want to do, too!
    • 12. Processing
      Processing=Deciding what to do with the things that come in
    • 13. Delete
      Delegate
      Deposit
      Do
      There are four things you can do with any item.
    • 14. Break it
      down
      into
      steps
      Don’t let the big projects be intimidating!
    • 15. Don’t just use a to-do list: break up the list by where you need to be in order to do it.
      @Home
      @Computer
      @Office
      @Errands
      @Phone
    • 16. Output
      Output=Choosing what to do, and when to do it.
    • 17. Effective
      not
      Efficient
      The goal isn’t to do the most things, it’s to do the most important things.
    • 18. Identify
      the
      Most
      Important
      Tasks
      Choose 2 or 3 tasks (at most) to focus on in one day/workday.
    • 19. Turn down the distractions!
    • 20. Maintenance
      Maintenance=keeping your goals and projects in mind
    • 21. Thank you!
      To learn more:
      • Check out the yodas.
      • 22. Check out lifehacker.com.
      Beth Griese
      Beth@theroaringmouse.net

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