If you have ever come to the end of a meeting and thought to yourself: "this could have been an email" or left wondering what your next actions should be, you are not alone. The sad reality is most of us feel the majority of meetings are unproductive and not tapping into the true collaborative potential of our teams.
A day is only as good as it’s schedule. But a schedule is only as good as the priorities that it reflects. In the previous blog, we looked at how to find and create space for the most important things. The final step to having the Best Work Day Ever is to Complete your Calendar.
After you have celebrated, the next step is to track your progress on key goals and priority objectives. This is a way to make sense of the reality of your work and see what adjustments may need to be made.
A quick web search of the word productivity will yield about 461,000,000 results. But you did not need that tidbit of trivia to know that being productive on a daily, consistent basis, is one of the biggest challenges we face in our work.
Pitch night is where we gather to celebrate as a broader community of culture creators and champion the impact being birthed, scaled, or sustained by those pitching world changing ventures. Even though the night is almost here, we just can’t wait to hear from the founders pitching.
Much of our lives are spent in the space between the screen and the tip of our noses. We are answering emails, coding websites, writing contracts, you name it. We are working. As we come to the end of the year, we naturally tend to reflect on our strategies, plans and productive methods. One thing, that can often go neglected is the reflection on our own routines of rest and celebration.
When you survey the world, it can be so easy to be caught by the trap of comparison and measure our progress or value against what we see in others. Wishing we had what they had or we were as far along as they were. Just as, if not more damaging than our comparison to others is the comparison game we can play with ourselves.