Research Data Services! ! ü Organizing stuff + making lists fanatically since childhood! ü Recent graduate (MIS/MLS, 2014)! ü Inexpert but curious productivity junkie! ü Selﬁsh reasons for wanting to give this talk…!
under the sun. Every productivity tool that could improve your life. Caveats • Given limited time, I’ve chosen to mention things - even just briefly! - rather than forego them entirely • My selections are inherently biased: by my interests, preferences, and things I’ve happened to come across • Acknowledgment: Trying to find productivity answers can be its own productivity zapper
about today + put it into practice you’ll share your top productivity and project management hacks with us you’ll tell me what you want to know more about for future workshops! you’ll be reenergized enough by the topic to find something else that works for you and / or
to focus on big-picture things if we’re overwhelmed by our daily lives So: • Think through tasks in advance to reduce front-end planning • This frees up mental space to do the things you really care about (“horizons of focus”) • Record actionable tasks GTD is a way of thinking about work that can be applied to many tools – and remixed with other approaches
of time • Use a timer to track one pomodoro • Figure out how many pomodoros certain tasks take to complete • Protect your pomodoros from internal and external interruptions • Incorporate short, scheduled breaks • Ultimately, plan your days using pomodoros [ http://pomodorotechnique.com/ ]
your life. That “zero?” It’s not how many messages are in your inbox – it’s how much of your own brain is in that inbox. Especially when you don’t want it to be. That’s it.”! ! – Merlin Mann! [ http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/ultimate-way-inbox-zero.html ]