Sunday, October 05, 2008


Rules of Productivity Presentation:

How do we get more work done? It is a question that every manager and every passionate worker faces. Yet, for the most part, teams operate on gut instinct and habit. The results are less than optimal.

Over the years I've been collecting small pieces of research on various factors that actually seem to improve productivity. I've assembled
eight of these experiments into a PowerPoint presentation. Feel free to use the graphs and data within to spread these practical ideas throughout your own teams.

Topics covered include:
  • The idiocy of prolonged overtime
  • The unintuitive connection between doing more and making better products.
  • Ideal team sizes and work environments

Surprisingly, the authors conclude that if you work long hours and have your work fragmented into many different tasks ... you're less productive.

Who knew?

Still nice to see it in print.  I doubt it will eliminate drive-bys and my way too long list of things that gotta happen but a fella can dream.
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