deepstash

Beta

What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

The Prioritizer

  • Analytical and competitive.
  • Long-winded explanations set you off.
  • You don't enjoy small talk.
  • Very focused on the outcome or goal.
Productivity boost: Play to your natural competitive streak by timing yourself as you run through routine tasks. Trying to beat your own time will spur you to stay focused.

1094 SAVES


This is a professional note extracted from an online article.

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

IDEA EXTRACTED FROM:

What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

http://mentalfloss.com/article/90091/whats-your-productivity-style-how-4-personalities-can-get-more-done

mentalfloss.com

4

Key Ideas

The Prioritizer

  • Analytical and competitive.
  • Long-winded explanations set you off.
  • You don't enjoy small talk.
  • Very focused on the outcome or goal.
Productivity boost: Play to your natural competitive streak by timing yourself as you run through routine tasks. Trying to beat your own time will spur you to stay focused.

The Planner

  • Hyper-organized, detail-driven.
  • You thrive on deadlines. 
  • You have every appointment and reminder possible in your calendar.
  • Your biggest pet peeve is when people are running perpetually late. 

Productivity Boost: Batch tasks. Grouping similar tasks together lets you get into a flow state and not waste any time switching between tasks.

The Arranger

  • A natural-born facilitator.
  • You’re highly intuitive and communicative. 
  • You do your best work with people and on teams, and you understand instinctually what needs to get done to wrap up a project. 

Productivity Boost: You need to intersperse solo work with group work. Spending the entire day holed up in an office will actually backfire.

The Visualizer

  • Big-picture thinker and risk-taker.
  • You're great at juggling a large variety of work, and you work very quickly.
  • Too much structure drives you crazy because you want time and space to think and brainstorm.

Productivity Boost: To keep your energy and momentum high, break up the boring work with more interesting work.

EXPLORE MORE AROUND THESE TOPICS:

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Flexibility with remote work
Flexibility with remote work

Usually, working from home is about flexibility. Every single person will have a different schedule, which will make them more productive.

Early risers and night owls
  • Early risers may work from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., take a break to get kids sorted for school, then start work again at 8:30 a.m and be finished by 2:30 p.m.
  • Some may sleep in and only start working around 10 a.m. They may stop at 3 p.m. and work again between 10 p.m and 1 a.m. when the house is quiet.

It's not always a matter of early versus late. Some people work longer hours on some days to give themselves a break on other days. It's all a matter of fitting work into your lifestyle and when you're most productive.

Batching for productivity

Batching is a common productivity strategy - group similar tasks together so your brain doesn't tire with too much context switching.

For example, to break your day into three-to four-hour work sessions with two- to three-hour breaks or naps in between. That way, you can focus on specific tasks during each session.

2 more ideas

Trim the fat

Multitasking and directing your energy to unimportant tasks and activities will overwhelm and prevent you from being productive.

Focus on your 3 to 5 ...

Measure your results

To assist you with measuring results instead of time, keep done lists to feel more motivated and focused.

Have an attitude adjustment

We are more effective at work when we have a positive attitude. 

good attitude at work will help you set standards for your work and ensure that you're taking responsibility for yourself.

7 more ideas

Zen to Done (ZTD)

It's a productivity system that teaches how to take a simple approach to improving your productivity, by encouraging you to focus on forming one productivity-boosting habit at a time. 

The Minimalist Habits of Zen to Done
  • Collect: Get ideas and to-dos out of your brain and onto a list.
  • Process: Review your list daily and decide how to act on each item.
  • Plan: Pick a few high priority items to accomplish each week and every day.
  • Do: Schedule time to accomplish your selected to-dos without interruptions.
The Collect Habit

To clear your mind and improve focus, get your ideas and to-dos out of your mind and onto a list. 

Documenting to-dos in the moment lessens the likelihood that you'll forget to do something and gives you a master list of to-dos to reference when you're trying to decide where to direct your time.

2 more ideas