It’s a new year and with it comes new initiatives and plans to get things done quicker and better. To make sure that employees are harnessing the energy that comes with a new start, it might be worth considering tools and resources to make life easier and ultimately more productive.
If it’s to keep track of to-do lists, to keep information always readily available and to learn how to be efficient and effective by implementing a certain best practice, Les McKeown on Inc.com does the job by recommending the tools and resources that could possibly help people stay on top of their game in 2014.
Basically, McKeown suggests Evernote for classifying and keeping information, Omnifocus for creating and keeping track of to-do lists, and advises people to read and implement the methodology put forward in the book Getting Things Done, written by David Allen, to learn how to become more productive. Moreover, he recommends a scanner to store information digitally, as it’s easier to classify and extract, and he lists two books that can help with using Evernote and Omnifocus.
The world of technology is certainly under constant change and it’s hard for anyone to keep track of what are the latest gadgets. Thus an article like this one can save a person time by simply recommending the best tools to use to make it easier to achieve career and personal goals.
Side note: HBR has put a list of articles on the subject of productivity in their article “Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help”. If one of your goals for this year is to increase your overall performance, the list of articles in this post should provide you with the right inspiration.
Mckeown, Les (2014). 5 Tools to Take Charge of Your Personal Productivity. [Online] Available from: http://www.inc.com/les-mckeown/just-fix-it-now-overcoming-the-mundane-to-be-a-great-leader.html [Accessed on 2014-01-02]