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Productivity Knowledge Base: Implementing Productivity

So, you got smart and subscribed to the Productivity Alert eNL. After each issue, you feel smarter, and you fee like you can make a real difference.

But, there's a catch. How do you translate your new productivity knowledge into reality? We cover that in detail in our productivity seminars, but here are some general tips:

  • Use metrics. You can't identify a need for changes in productivity unless you show the gap between where you are and were you should be. And you can't know that unless you at least measure where you are. Once folks see what is possible, they will have a reason to work with you to be more productive.
  • Preach the Gospel. If you want your company, work crews, suppliers, and others to help you implement productivity, you have to talk about it. You have to show your enthusiasm. You have to show them how they benefit. In this business climate, productivity improvement can be salvation--for individual jobs and company survival.
  • Walk the walk. Implement productivity improvements in what you do. For example, don't call an agenda-less meeting if you are preaching productivity. Your actions speak much louder than your words.
  • Start small. Make this a continuous road to improvement, not just the latest grand master program. Small steps are easier to take than giant leaps. And safer.
  • Make clear goals and timelines. Think in terms of the concrete, and target completion of specific actions by specific dates.
  • Track progress. Show before and after.
  • Document successes. Let everyone know what's working. This also helps you differentiate what works from what doesn't.

Need more tips on how to implement productivity? Talk to us about our productivity seminars, tody--just click on the About Us link at the top of this page. That click may be one of the bests click your mouse will ever make.


Do you want to radically improve how well people in your organization make use of the limited number of hours in each work day?

Contact me to arrange a time when we can talk about a presentation: mark@mindconnection.com. Why arrange a time? So I can give you full attention during the call. There's a really powerful time management tip. Ask me why it works.