It’s 3:00 p.m. on Friday, and you’re in the final struggling moments of a busy week—that time to decide when you’ve been productive enough to turn your brain on idle and enjoy the weekend. You chat up colleagues while dropping off reports for partners to read Monday morning and return to your desk to mark to-do’s off your project list, flag a few priorities and read a Harvard Business Review article you saved to Evernote. You sweep crumbs off your paper-free desktop, and check Google Maps for the fastest route home while waiting for the elevator.
Sound like the end of your typical week, or the best week ever? For most of us, our desk looks more like a structurally unsound stack of notes, files and unread magazines. And although you know what’s in each pile, for the hundredth time you think, “There’s got to be a better way.”
We’re addicts to the fix of feeling busy, which substitutes for making progress on our key objectives. I find a great way to procrastinate is to Google articles on productivity, and there IS a better way. Aside from the habits of productivity, technology gets smarter every year at understanding, organizing and improving the way we work. Enter the personal productivity tech stack.
About Raissa Evans
As Chief Strategist of Running Reload, Raissa works with accounting industry leaders and overwhelmed marketing teams on strategies to reach growth goals. She is a former marketer of the year and AAM treasurer, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 416-3215.