There is no denying that the past 2 years have been challenging for most of us. A pandemic, inflation, and a general sense of unease is taking a big toll on the American worker. One of the challenges we are facing is around the areas of productivity and organization. We have gone from driving to an office, to working from home full-time, to a partial workweek in the office or various combinations. This has led to a feeling of overwhelm that is taking a huge toll on productivity in the workplace and is something I want to touch on today.
We have all become proficient in the art of conducting a Zoom meeting. We can send a calendar invite and share a document via Dropbox. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t attended a Zoom meeting in a pair of pajama pants while wearing a business-appropriate top! As we navigate through these uncertain times one thing that is obvious is that the need for productivity and organizing systems is critical for our continued success.
With the increased awareness of the need for productivity and organizing comes a sense of overwhelm that has not been experienced before. We are inundated with advertisements for the latest and greatest app that will help you get control of your time and energy. The truth is, there are a lot of great programs available for use, but deciding which program works best for you can lead you to second-guessing your abilities.
How do you decide which program works best for you? Do you need time management assistance? Or task management? Maybe, project management? Do you need Trello, Asana, Sweet Process or do you feel like your Outlook manager is out of control? How do you develop the disciple to develop the habits needed to become more productive in your work life? How do you get from overwhelmed to optimized?