CHE: Five Reasons to Think About How You Work

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog, Jason B. Jones offers “Five Reasons to Think About How You Work.”

Takeaways:

Thinking about your system can help you make decisions about work based on your values. . . . Focusing your productivity system on next actions can help you fight through procrastination-driving despair. . . . Having a goal-focused productivity system can help you recognize when you are done, as well as whether you are successful. . . . Focusing your productivity system on measurable goals is a useful reality check, and can help you identify where you’re getting bogged down. . . . Having clearly-defined actions in your productivity system can help you focus on what you need to do and to get the stuff dependent on others out of your head.

In a crossover collaboration, Inside Higher Education hosted a GradHacker panel discussion on the topic: http://podcast.gradhacker.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Gradhacker6.mp3

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