Author Archive | Harold Taylor

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Deadlines can become your lifelines.

Deadlines can become your lifelines.  Without deadlines, efficiency decreases and productive results are diminished. Opportunities are missed, projects are delayed, costs are increased, and procrastination is enabled. Without deadlines, Parkinson’s Law takes effect, and the tasks or activities take longer to complete. That’s why I recommend that people should schedule specific periods of time in […]

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Personal-productivity

Efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in your personal life

Any task you do should be done both efficiently and effectively. Efficiency is doing something in the best possible way, while effectiveness is doing the best possible thing. When you do something as efficiently and effectively as possible, you are being productive. In business, productivity is frequently referred to as the amount output per unit […]

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Feeling scattered

Feeling a little scattered? Time for a “work break.”

  Decades ago, we used to take coffee breaks to escape, if only momentarily, from the stress of continually focusing on one task after another – with few distractions or variety in tasks to provide any mental relief. Today, we need “work breaks” to escape the incessant and cognitively demanding interruptions exacerbated by handheld electronic […]

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