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The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters
The decision matrix is a powerful tool to help you prioritize which decisions deserve your attention as a leader, and which should be delegated. Here’s how you can start using it today.
productivity  leadership  prioritisation  business  decisions 
september 2018 by garrettc
Reaching Peak Meeting Efficiency
"Meetings are either a necessary evil or necessarily evil, depending on who you ask. Meetings are undeniably the most important tool for building a diverse, high-performance team with shared values."
management  meeting  productivity  business  agile 
may 2018 by garrettc
A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home
"The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict."
career  productivity  remote  business 
may 2018 by garrettc
Facilitating Awesome Meetings
"Meeting facilitation is a critical leadership skill that’s often overlooked. Excellent meeting facilitation means that the attendees know why they’re there, they get equal participation time, and your meeting’s goal or deliverable is achieved in a timely and productive way."
meeting  productivity  business  efficiency 
april 2018 by garrettc – Screen capture software for product teams
Report visual bugs, ideas & tasks, directly into existing issue tracking tools like Trello, Jira, GitHub, Asana, and more.
debugging  feedback  testing  chrome  slack  tool  productivity 
february 2018 by garrettc
In the service sector, time is a better measure of productivity
Technology is shifting the line between what is part of the economy and what is not
business  economics  projectmanagement  productivity  metrics 
january 2018 by garrettc
Start, Stop, Continue — how to get less of the wrong things and more of the right things done
"Struggling with your workload? Failing to deliver? Frequently saying “I don’t have time for that”? then read on"
productivity  business  life 
december 2017 by garrettc
Zeroing the desk
" I'm writing this piece after delivering the final, definitely final, absolutely final iteration of a new project for a client over the weekend. The temptation now is to immediately jump fully into one of the other projects I have on, firing up Sublime and jamming away on the code until I beat it into a form that I may find acceptable.

Yet I don’t do that.

Instead I take a moment — usually a day — and zero the desk "
productivity  bestpractice 
december 2017 by garrettc
Online Team Collaboration Software, Tools - SMBs to Enterprise
Redbooth is easy-to-use online project management software for high-performing teams. Get started for free with collaboration tools and task management.
collaboration  productivity  projectmanagement  saas  software 
october 2017 by garrettc
Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle
President Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle identifies which tasks and activities you should focus on and which you should delegate or ignore.
gtd  productivity  business  management 
july 2017 by garrettc
So You Want Predictability…? – John Cutler – Medium
Individual teams often have very little control over their ability to generate predictability. Predictability is a function of the team, the work, and the system surrounding the team. If work at a…
webdevelopment  business  teamwork  productivity  projectmanagement 
july 2017 by garrettc
Measuring Design System Success
"As an advocate of your system practice, can you paint the picture of what success looks like? And, is it measurable?"
designsystems  business  productivity  data 
june 2017 by garrettc
Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software
Transcribe saves thousands of hours every month in transcription time for journalists, lawyers and students all over the world.
audio  transcription  tools  software  productivity  dictation  writing 
april 2017 by garrettc
The Best Retrospective for Beginners
"Are you new to facilitating retrospectives? Then you’re probably wondering how to best get started. For what it’s worth, here’s my “Given that I know nothing about you or the team’s situation here’s my best shot at a multi-purpose, easy to facilitate retrospective plan”"
retrospective  agile  business  productivity  psychology  development  projectmanagement 
january 2017 by garrettc
Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development
In 1965, Bruce Tuckman derived that all newly formed teams go through similar stages, before they can perform well together. He laid it out in his paper "Developmental Sequence in Small Groups"
agile  teams  management  business  productivity  psychology 
december 2016 by garrettc
"Howdy is a friendly Slack bot that collects answers on your behalf and delivers them in a convenient report. You can use Howdy's scheduling feature to collect information from your team automatically."
productivity  slack  communication  bot 
december 2016 by garrettc
Calendly - Scheduling appointments and meetings is super easy with Calendly.
Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect meeting time with Calendly. It's 100% free, super easy to use and you'll love our customer service.
calendar  tools  productivity  business 
december 2016 by garrettc
How we structure our work and teams at Basecamp
"How we structure our work and teams at Basecamp. An inside look at the specifics of how we decide what to do and then decide how to do it."
business  productivity  teams 
november 2016 by garrettc
What is Kanban?
This is a beginner's guide to learning about the Kanban method. Learn about the core concepts and principles of Kanban and how to apply them to yourself or your team.
kanban  productivity  projectmanagement 
october 2016 by garrettc
The Ultimate List of Slack Tricks and Integrations
"Become a communication expert with this awesome list of Slack tricks."
productivity  slack  software  tips  bot 
october 2016 by garrettc
Bullet Journal
A step-by-step guide to learn how to use the Bullet Journal productivity system.
gtd  productivity  writing 
october 2016 by garrettc
Packal is the repository for Alfred 2 Workflows and Themes. All Workflows and Themes are user-contributed, and all can extend the Mac OS X application Alfred 2.
mac  osx  workflow  alfred  productivity 
august 2016 by garrettc
Airtable works like a spreadsheet crossed with a database. It's somewhat like Access on the web.
database  spreadsheet  collaboration  tools  saas  productivity  data 
october 2015 by garrettc
Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
Part 1 of 2. The thing that neither the dictionary nor fake procrastinators understand is that for a real procrastinator, procrastination isn't optional—it's something they don't know how to not do.
health  procrastination  productivity 
may 2015 by garrettc
Mind Tools
Management, decision-making, time management, and goal-setting tools.
management  productivity  career  tools 
may 2015 by garrettc
A Better One-on-One Form
Simple form to record details and actions for one-to-one meetings.
productivity  management  linemanagement  business 
march 2015 by garrettc
Decluttering the company
"…studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. […] their ability to think creatively fell markedly if their working days were punctuated with meetings.
business  culture  productivity 
august 2014 by garrettc
GTD and OmniFocus 2 - my productivity workflow
Rachel Andrew from Perch writes about how she uses OmniFocus
gtd  omnifocus  productivity 
june 2014 by garrettc
How to master your time
"The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency"
time  productivity  management  lifehack 
january 2013 by garrettc
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule
It's not that one's better than the other, but there needs to be understanding between the two.
business  management  productivity  programming 
january 2012 by garrettc
Goals should be SMART - specific, measurable, agreed, realistic and time-based.
productivity  projectmanagement  agile 
january 2011 by garrettc
On how Google Wave surprisingly changed my life
Moving non time critical emails to Google Wave resulted in a smoother line of communication and the ability to return to conversations.
googlewave  google  collaboration  productivity  business  management 
january 2010 by garrettc
A alternative with a gorgeous UI.
writing  software  editor  inspiration  productivity  design  userinterface  osx 
november 2009 by garrettc
The Cult of Done Manifesto
"2: Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done."
gtd  productivity  inspiration  philosophy  work  manifesto 
november 2009 by garrettc
A Deep Breath
Rands In Repose on managing impending doom and stopping the sky falling.
management  development  strategy  projectmanagement  software  business  productivity 
june 2009 by garrettc
Whiteboard paint, marvellous
productivity  whiteboard  office 
april 2009 by garrettc
Patterns of Daily Stand-up Meetings
How to have good daily scrums and identifying common problems.
process  agile  development  management  productivity  scrum  standup  meeting  torchbox 
january 2009 by garrettc
How to nap
I'm definitely an owl, so I should be taking a wee siesta about 2-3pm
advice  biology  sleep  health  nap  productivity  energy  lifehack 
june 2008 by garrettc
How to Clean Stuff
Donating to the Clean Water Fund for every tip published.
advice  clean  diy  home  howto  learning  lifehack  productivity  reference  skills  tips  tricks 
may 2008 by garrettc
The KJ-Technique: A Group Process for Establishing Priorities
"In design, our resources are limited. Priorities become a necessity. We need to ensure we are working on the most important parts of the problem. How do we assess what is most important?"
analysis  design  development  userexperience  usability  methodology  process  productivity  consensus  collaboration  brainstorming  prioritisation  tools 
november 2007 by garrettc
OmniOutliner Tutorials
Some nice videocasts of OmniOutliner functionality
howto  learning  mac  productivity  tutorial  video  omnioutliner  omni  tools 
march 2007 by garrettc
Taking Time to Tour
Jared Spool lays out some examples of problem solving in ecommerce and why it's important to take the time to look at other sites.
design  productivity  userexperience  userinterface  usability  webdevelopment 
january 2007 by garrettc
Tracing the Evolution of Social Software
"the core ideas of social software itself enjoy a much longer history, running back to Vannevar Bush's ideas about 'memex' in 1945"
article  blog  collaboration  community  culture  design  network  social  society  software  teaching  productivity  technology  theory  timeline  webdevelopment  tools 
october 2006 by garrettc
43F Recap: Best of iCal Tips
How to squeeze the best performance and utility out of Apple's calendaring app.
apple  howto  mac  ical  productivity  software  organise  lifehack  tips 
august 2006 by garrettc
Everything I Know
A site about interaction design and design in general
art  design  process  productivity  reference  resource  teaching  visualisation  interaction 
may 2006 by garrettc
Why face-to-face still matters!
"We email. We wiki. We blog. We IM. We convince ourselves that as long as we can write well, these are all good forms of communication. Perhaps in some ways even better ... and we are wrong."
blog  business  collaboration  community  people  productivity  psychology  research  science  society  relationships 
april 2006 by garrettc
Mindfulness: The practice of being “here”
A selection of quotes about Mindfullness. Concentrating on the here and now, being aware of your current thoughts and actions.
productivity  brain  awareness  mindfulness  health  lifehack 
april 2006 by garrettc
A scientific paper on procrastination, what it is, it's causes, and how to overcome it. I need this.
gtd  productivity  psychology  reference  skills  writing  procrastination  lifehack 
april 2006 by garrettc
Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
How groups rise and fall, and the dynamics contained within. From Clay Shirky's 2003 talk at etech.
article  community  culture  discussion  learning  network  paper  philosophy  productivity  psychology  research  social  socialsoftware  society  sociology  collaboration  group  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
march 2006 by garrettc
Kinkless GTD
Getting Things Done implementation using OmniOutliner and a Applescript. I really need to investigate this GTD thing
apple  gtd  mac  osx  productivity  tools 
october 2005 by garrettc
Quick Start Your Design with XHTML Templates
XHTML and CSS template idea to give you a jump start in development projects
advice  development  design  css  code  framework  guide  howto  html  ideas  learning  productivity  programming  resource  useful  webstandards  tips 
august 2005 by garrettc

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