Productivity, Not Lost in Transition

By, 03/04/2013

Here’s an interesting realization: “productivity tools can waste your time.” I’ve certainly caught myself thinking of more efficient ways to organize, when dedicating focus on simply finishing my outstanding tasks would have been a better use of my time.

Not to say taking some time to organize isn’t helpful—we’ve condoned it before. But knowing where to draw the line on productivity boosters can be an effective tactic. New organizational methods can be exciting, and waking up from a stale routine sounds great. However, before you move to a new method, it may be worth taking the time to remember why your current routine works for you.

Knowing what you like when switching to a new method could help lessen potential disruption during the transition. Most importantly, if you understand your current routine, you’ll likely sooner figure out the tipping point between productivity booster and productivity waster.