Sometimes we may think of technology as being harmful to our productivity. After all, how many times do we check Facebook or our personal e-mail accounts during the workday? It may seem that the more we use smartphones and similar devices, the more distractions we have from our work. Fortunately, technology can also assist us with our work. Increased connectivity gives us the opportunity to work from almost anywhere and share information with our colleagues with the click of a button. Here are a few of the best ways to use technology for increased productivity.
If you follow me on Twitter or Google+, you know that I like to read and share articles…Lots of them.
What you might not know is that, for every article I tweet, I probably read another 10-15. The digital world adapts to new technology and makes wholesale changes literally every day and it is critical that anyone in a strategy role keep on top of the latest developments for the benefit of their clients and team. Thus, on any given day, I scan thousands of articles and read hundreds of them during the course of a week.
Of course, I have a day job. The catch-22 is that I don’t have a great deal of time to read during the work day, but my effectiveness is very much dependent on reading a bunch of articles. So how do I do it?
Time efficiency is the key and luckily there are a bunch of tools to help out. Here is my method…