Marisa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo.com, has made some big changes lately: She’s requiring that more people come IN to to work at the office. This goes against a trend some of us who study productivity are following called ROWE (Results Only Work Environment).
For some years, organizations have encouraged people work AWAY from the office.
If you’re in a position to help people get more done during the day – to be more effective, to work more efficiently, to communicate more completely, to engage more proactively – here is a checklist to use during the first hour of each morning:
- Know when you’re at your best. Make a list of the 3-5 things you could do each day (by 10am) that will help to be more productive.
- Clarify your “Ideal Day”. Describe, in 300-400 words, the kind of day you’d like to have.
- Set an intention for that day. What is the ONE outcome you’re going to achieve over the next 10-15 hours?
- Make it a “Numbers” game. Actually quantify how many of each thing you’re going to do. (Phone calls, letters, emails, etc.)
- Eat…better. Within the first hour of the day, make sure you consume some fat, a few carbs, and a bit of protein.
- Pick the environment for the task. Need to meet? Book a conference room. Need to think? Go to an office, close the door.
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