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"Productivity" Blog Posts

September 15, 2022

Measurement: Taking a Measured Approach

"Measurement underpins our attempts to impose order and understanding on the world. All that’s fundamentally changed is the technology."

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May 25, 2022

Using SMART Goals to Re-Energize Yourself

Goals are a great way to measure progress, define priorities, and expand a knowledge area or skill you're passionate about. But it’s so easy to think about what we want to achieve in ambitious, nebulous terms rather than defining the specifics

September 22, 2021

Take Charge of Your Time – Mind Tools Expert Voices

Recently I've gained more choices about how to organize my time. And it's made me look more closely at how well I'm really doing it

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February 4, 2020

How Much Can You Do in a Day? - #MTtalk Roundup

What do you include in your daily To-Do list and do you ever complete it? In this week's #MTtalk Twitter chat, we're asking how much can you get done in a day?

January 16, 2020

Faster, Fewer, Better Emails: Manage the Volume, Reduce the Stress, Love the Results

The other day, I was setting up a meeting with an associate, to be held at her place of work. We'd never met and had always communicated by email. It should have been a simple exchange

October 31, 2019

15 Brilliant Productivity Apps

These days there's an app for everything. They can range from the truly weird (like Nothing – literally a screen that shows the word "nothing" on it and does, well… absolutely nothing), to the utterly infuriating, yet fascinating (try Do Not Press The Red Button, where you seemingly have to avoid pressing a big red […]

March 19, 2019

What Balance Means to You – #MTtalk Roundup

It's All About Balance How often do we say, "But it's all about balance, isn't it?" or "We just need to get the balance right"? When raising children, parents need to strike a balance between being too strict and not being strict enough. And because children don't come with a manual, parents often learn the […]

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September 4, 2018

Psychological Safety at Work – #MTtalk Roundup

"Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability.” – Bryant McGill, American author Crashing a Quad Bike A few years ago I had a quad bike accident. We were on holiday, and we went for an ride in a mountainous forest over very rough terrain. It had rained heavily in […]

July 19, 2018

How to Work Better by Doing Less

Have you ever noticed how differently people work when doing the same task? For example, two colleagues can be both putting together similar presentations. One finishes the project in a day, the other takes three weeks. The quality of the work is the same, but one is able to work better.  Morten Hansen has personal […]

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July 10, 2018

Your Ideal Office Design – #MTtalk Roundup

“We shape our buildings. Thereafter, they shape us.” – Winston Churchill About This Week’s Chat: Goodbye, Old Desk I get attached to all kinds of things, but especially vintage or antique wooden furniture. It’s even worse if the item was handed down from older generations in my family – I refuse to get rid of it. And so […]

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