I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine.
Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.
Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
Self-control, openness, the ability to engage with others, to plan and to persist -- these are the attributes that get people in the door and on the job, and lead to productive lives.
Progress occurs where truths are questioned.
Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks--cutting loose debris that's impeding forward motion.
A work-only zone does wonders for your productivity. So, I prefer working at the office now. I spend 8 focused hours there, then I go home to be present with my family.
Each minute is a little thing, and yet, with respect to our personal productivity, to manage the minute is the secret of success.
The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization.
To focus is to ignore.
Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.
Smart vacations lead to greater happiness and energy at work and, therefore, greater productivity, intelligence, and resilience.
Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. I write only when inspiration strikes, he replied. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.
That's a pro.
A good marriage is like an incredible retirement fund. You put everything you have into it during your productive life, and over the years it turns from silver to gold to platinum.
Building mental strength is about learning to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions, and behave productively despite whatever circumstances you find yourself in.
Productivity growth, however it occurs, has a disruptive side to it. In the short term, most things that contribute to productivity growth are very painful.
Money doesn't have anything have anything to do with the magnificence of a person. It doesn't. What matters is what you make. Whether it's a cake for bingo night or a costume for a saint or a wall of water-whatever you pour into this life is what makes you rich.
Doing mindless stuff at work or at home is not only unproductive but also a sign you don't have enough important work.
You cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit.
It feels good to be productive.
You're headed in the right direction when you realize the customer viewpoint is more important than the company viewpoint. It's more productive to learn from your customers instead of about them.
Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness.
Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.
A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.
Human nature demands recognition. Without it, people lose their sense of purpose and become dissatisfied, restless, and unproductive.
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
Productivity = Discipline + Planning + Quality.
One small distraction can set you back hours of productivity. Protect your focus to enjoy your results.
If you're listening consciously, you can take control of the sound around you. It's good for your health and for your productivity. If we all do that, we move to a state that I like to think will be sound living in the world.
For real productivity, however, we need to prioritize people. You're a human being, not a human doing.
A good management style will make the productivity of your employees go up which means your revenues and profits go up as well.
It is not enough to be busy we must be productive. Everyone can account for every hour of the day but that does not mean anything was accomplished of value.
Continuous learning is the new procrastination.
Vision without implementation is counterproductive.
Focus all of your efforts on making every day a well-lived day by tracking your most important actions.
Learn something new and grow somehow, someway, every day.
There is no point in being a dreamer if you are not a doer.