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Productivity means how efficient a person, machine, project, etc. is. In this hive you will be able to find content about how can it be achieved.
  1. ProducerClifford Thornton
    YOUR HEALTH AS AN ASSET: WHY INVESTING IN YOUR HEALTH TODAY WILL PAY HANDSOME DIVIDENDS IN THE FUTURE - A Mini-Guide to the Value of Your Personal Health Making the Maintenance of Robust Health a Priority in Your Life When we consider and weigh the physical and intangible assets in our life, I ask you to ask yourself, where does your personal health and vitality lie on that scale? I strongly...
  2. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    How to Achieve the "Flow State"
    How to Achieve the "Flow State"This content is inspired by this article from Marta 🐝 García QuijadaThe State of Flow The state of flow, or being in the zone, is a state of peak performance. The flow state has been described by the world’s greatest thinkers as the most...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 Yes and I knew this buzz will resonate with you @Sara Jacobovici. @Javier 🐝 beBee wrote indeed a great buzz that inspired a buzz of my own.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/10/2017 #37 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share @Javier 🐝 beBee. Important insight and practical reminders. My humble suggestion would be for us to try not to compartmentalize too much the state of flow and "not" state of flow. It is important to become aware of what elements exist and be able to adjust the intensity of those elements to help us be in that state; the life flow. Thank you to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing your buzz to my attention.
    Alan Culler
    11/10/2017 #36 Alan Culler
    @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks for sharing.
    Like you I experience flow when doing something I love and do well -I get lost in the work and hear very little from the outside -sometimes it is just something I love -even though I don't do it particularly well -like woodcarving, or songwriting -I get immersed in the learning and love the progress I make -. Sometimes it is something I don't particularly love but do very well -like writing training materials -when I get done procrastinating (because I "say" I don't doing it -I focus and it begins to go well -the reinforcing cycle.
    Flow never happens when I disagree with or dislike (really dislike) the activity though and no amount of let's just get this done focus will conjure it forth.
    Thanks again
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/10/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 Flow state is a cool term- sort of like Buddhism minus the religious aspect.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/10/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I am fully in my flow state when I'm out taking photos! I plan to do a travel/photo buzz before the week ends. How boring we'd all be if we all had the same focus. Writing helps too.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/10/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    To disrupt this flow of energies surging inside us is like sentencing our ourselves to a death punishment. Our minds are the powerful beings which requires constant nourishment in order to achieve many great things in life. One of the example would be to read or write. I like the example which you sited of a writer who embarks on a journey to pen a novel.

    Thanks for this wonderful buzz, @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Luizia🐝 Patrício
    09/10/2017 #32 Luizia🐝 Patrício
    Being in the flow, is one of the powerful experiences and tools that help a person to give the best. In the flow state they are able to deliver much, much more than the best (deliver the extraordinary) Congratulations on your article @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    Being in the flow, is one of the powerful experiences and tools that help a person to give the best. In the flow state they are able to deliver much, much more than the best (deliver the extraordinary) Congratulations on your article @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Marcia García Quisada Close
    Ian Weinberg
    08/10/2017 #31 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for highlighting this pivotal concept @Javier 🐝 beBee We have studied what you have referred to as the ‘flow state’ for several years. On review of our own case studies as well as the prevailing research, we have defined the ‘5 core elements’ which contribute to a mind state promoting enhanced wellness and productivity (in effect, your 'flow state'). These core elements are: 1) Meaning and purpose; 2) Self-esteem/self-efficacy; 3) Gratification – task engagement gratification, task mastery gratification, reward; 4) Achievement – anticipated achievement or achievement experienced which was greater than anticipated; 5) Value contribution – to self and to the extended environment. The converse of the core elements or your state of flow is a state of hopeless-helplessness – akin to ‘what’s the use of trying, I never experience success or gratification’. Our whole program is directed at promoting the 5 core elements which has shown to enhance wellness, performance and leadership as well as personal gratification. Arriving at the core elements requires a detailed de-brief of the individual to establish the appropriate activity for engagement – a comprehensive personal mission statement, among other things.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/10/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This buzz is very poignant for me because the book "Flow" absolutely changed my life. I found a meaning in which invigorated my mind, heart and will. Prior reading this book I was tired of existence, cynical of people, exhausted by bullshit, devoid of meaning and empty of desire. The transformation that Mihaly's book provided me is the very reason I am here at beBee and now participate in my own learning pathways online - once I understood what flow was and the relationship with capability and challenge, it absolutely changed my life - and my life changed at the end of my 30's.

    Ironically my brother had later attended a complexity conference in Boston and the person sitting next to him was Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. As my brother listened to the speakers, I believe one speaker called Francis Fukuyama happened to say something that hit a nerve with Mihaly's own life experiences growing up in Soviet occupied Hungary. I can't remember what my brother said Fukuyama said which got Mihaly upset, but Mihaly simply got up and walked out into the hallway. My brother seeing him visibly not happy followed him into the hallway.

    It is at this point that my brother mentioned to him the impact his book "Flow" had on me. He explained my life before and after reading this book and how it was transformational, that within it I found my compass and liberated meaning. When Mihaly heard my story in that hallway, my brother said he teared up and he was absolutely surprised that his book could have this kind of effect. In contrast to what Fukuyama had said on stage, Mihaly was now focused on my own transformation as a person.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    08/10/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    I'm going with your flow @Javier 🐝 beBee, even if I get snagged up sometimes :) Fabulous buzz!
    Numo Quest
    08/10/2017 #28 Numo Quest
    Oh so true! Great publish Javier, gracias .... :O)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    08/10/2017 #27 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The flow state seems to be the Western equivalent of the oriental concept of mindfulness. I find that scientific work can be very flow-y too, if you know what you are doing :-)
    Lyon Brave
    08/10/2017 #26 Lyon Brave
    It is to find flow if you love something.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    08/10/2017 #25 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Bee Flowing and Buzz On!
    Edward Lewellen
    08/10/2017 #23 Edward Lewellen
    @Javier 🐝 beBee, the flow state is associated with top-performance, feeling full of confidence, and feeling powerful. I regularly help people access this state, especially in the field of sales. By creating associations of neuropathways of times when a person was "in the flow" with times when they feel negative emotions, the positive powerful feelings override the negative and allow them perform at a high level in what used to be challenging tasks. Another fascinating tool I'm able to give people is to be happy anytime they want. I'm able to help people create a vision of happiness that is amazingly real and then create an anchor they can trigger any time they want to feel happy. This is true even when under extreme stress. One executive I did this for was giving a presentation to a large audience. I was a guest and had been seated at a front table. While giving his presentation, the executive looked at me, winked, triggered his anchor for happiness and broke out in a big smile for all to see!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Living in the flow - excellent buzz phrase and I love the positive flow of this post.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/10/2017 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Scott Simmerman for your.comment!
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    08/10/2017 #19 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
  3. ProducerZacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Being Busy vs. Being Productive
    Being Busy vs. Being ProductiveWe tend to confuse these two things, partly because the difference between them is qualitative rather than quantitative, and partly because oftentimes people don’t care to discern between the two. In a job description, they rarely ask for candidates...


    Pascal Derrien
    04/10/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    busy vs impact I used to worry a lot when my team feedback in 121 or team meetings mentioned the word busy, they had either too much work, were not efficient or simply did not perform the word busy and presenteism are a plague in business.....
    Kevin Baker
    04/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Nice way to say. Conventional perception may not be the answer. Examples that confirm plausibility. A+ on the sweet spot
  4. Brynel Sequio

    Brynel Sequio

    Brynel Sequio
    8 Brainstorming Ideas to Inspire Brilliant Pitches
    blog.hubspot.com The best brainstorms break people out of their traditional mindset. Check out these seven creative brainstorming ideas to help improve your team's...
  5. ProducerJudy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    6 Ways a SMART Telemarketing Platform Doubles Sales Productivity
    6 Ways a SMART Telemarketing Platform Doubles Sales ProductivityWhen really is the “best” time to call leads? By now, we know the answer to be between 8 and 9 in the morning as well as 4 to 5 in the afternoon. The best day of the week for a sales call? Everyone now knows it’s Wednesdays and Thursdays. That’s...
  6. Nandini Sharma

    Nandini Sharma

    Nine handy tools you can use to run your startup
    Nandini Sharma
    Nine handy tools you can use to run your startup – Vartika – Medium
    medium.com So, you have come up with a brilliant idea to bring some big changes in the industry. Sounds exciting! That brings a start to...
  7. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    4 Must-Know Benefits of Task Management Software
    4 Must-Know Benefits of Task Management SoftwareYou’ve got to manage a plethora of data.From your issues to incidents, to your work orders and guest service requests – your team is communicating a lot of information.It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re using multiple tools to manage each...
  8. Nandini Sharma

    Nandini Sharma

    9 productivity tools I use to add more hours to my day
    Nandini Sharma
    9 productivity tools I use to add more hours to my day | Listly List
    list.ly Since I’m a married woman who works from office as well as home, it can be hard to be productive, especially when I’m balancing my work, my studies, and other responsibilities. Being in the field of marketing, I thought about researching out some...
  9. ProducerLas Morenas De España
     6 Tools Digital Nomads Use to Stay Organized
    6 Tools Digital Nomads Use to Stay OrganizedRemote work isn't for everyone as it requires a different skillset. Those who opt to work remotely tend to have exceptional organizational skills, above-average time management capabilities and also highly self-motivated. In order to meet...


  10. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)
    This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)In today's market, entrepreneurs and business owners get flooded with a massive workload. Truth be told, I personally work in excess of sixty hours a week. So, unless you implement a tactical approach, things can go haywire in the blink of an...


    Claire L Cardwell
    15/08/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    #7 Thanks @John White, MBA - it's great to be back!
    John White, MBA
    15/08/2017 #7 John White, MBA
    #6 Thanks so much, @Claire L Cardwell. It's really great to have you buzzing in the hive again.
    Claire L Cardwell
    15/08/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Yet again, another great article John! I am a big fan of lists and carry notebooks around and have them all over the house in strategic places (like in my handbag, by my desk, in my studio etc. etc.) so if inspiration strikes or if I remember something I am supposed to do, I can just jot it down and add it to my to do list, or strategy list later on.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/07/2017 #5 Simone Luise Hardt
    true ;) thanks for sharing your great article John :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Great post @John White, MBA. Your posts are always a great piece of resource to refer back to "time and again". You write, "How you approach time is the ultimate driving force to create the best outcomes for your business." For me this is the key. Not only can we benefit from the strategies you provide, we also need to be aware of our relationship with time. You write, "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Agreed. My bias around time management is that you can't manage time, you need to mange yourself.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/07/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Couldn't agree more. If it controls you, we lose precious moments in life and it's unhealthy too. Great buzz @John White, MBA!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Always good to get the old broom out and sweep away the non-value added and clean up the basics.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/07/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks, John, for another excellent article filled with important insights and astute analysis. Your advice on time management skills is very timely (no pun intended), especially considering the daily information overload business people (and all people) face in today's hyper-paced mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Thus, learning effective time management skills and techniques appears more important now than ever. Therefore, your terrific tips, if implemented, should contribute to greater employee productivity, less stress and, hopefully, a better work-life balance (integration) from the top down and the bottom up.
  11. ProducerMarina Pilipenko
    Why Stress Is Not That Bad for Your Productivity at Work?
    Why Stress Is Not That Bad for Your Productivity at Work?Along with smoking and alcohol, stress is listed among the main health risk factors. We all got used to the thought that stress is bad. We blame it for our anxiety, sleeping disorders, jelly belly, and just about everything else.Stress has also...
  12. ProducerKelly Walsh

    Kelly Walsh

    How to Hack Your Way to Productivity
    How to Hack Your Way to ProductivityWe all have that one long to-do list that we never get to do. Why? Well, procrastination of course. We get up every day telling ourselves that today we are finally going to be productive, but it just ends up being the opposite doesn’t it? Well, who...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/05/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Kelly Walsh thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
  13. ProducerJane Anderson

    Jane Anderson

    Why do people think she’s really busy and I’m not?
    Why do people think she’s really busy and I’m not?I delivered training to a group and two women were sitting next to each other in the course. One asked “why do people in the business have a perception that she’s really busy and I’m not? I have so much to do but people don’t think I have anything...
  14. Cyndi Docy

    Cyndi Docy

    Cyndi Docy
    5 Ways to Instantly Become More Productive
    www.nerdfitness.com Believe it or not, productivity can be learned, grasshopper. Yeah, I didn't believe it either..until I transformed myself into a productivity ninja. Today, I'm going to teach you to maximize your time at  your computer, dominate...
  15. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    How to Choose Task Management Software for Your Property
    How to Choose Task Management Software for Your PropertyDo you have a lot of tasks to manage?We’re talking about the day-to-day and event-related stuff.You know, opening parking lot gates, turning on the escalators, reversing the escalators, closing the parking lot gates.Are you and your employees...
  16. ProducerPaul Kearley🐝
    It's Not WHAT You Do, It's HOW and WHY You Do It That Determines Your Success
    It's Not WHAT You Do, It's HOW and WHY You Do It That Determines Your SuccessPeople don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it, and what you do simply proves what you believe. ~ Simon SinekThere are way too many people in school or the workplace who are just getting by, doing the minimum amount of work required to get a...


    Cyndi Docy
    15/05/2017 #5 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you for the uplifting, encouraging buzz. So true and so well said.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/05/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Great to hear from another Simon Sinek fan. Thank you @Paul Kearley - this is all about "personal branding" and - one's reputation.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/05/2017 #2 Cyndi wilkins
    "If you truly want to create the life you envision, you must first determine just what that life will look like. Write it down, create powerful pictures, and use positive words. Then, when you have engineered the picture, you must get into action."

    Bingo Paul Kearly...Act as if you already have what you envision for your life to become...that insight serves as a great motivator to keep us moving forward...However, keep your mind and heart open to whatever opportunities come up along the way...panning for gold in a continuous growth cycle for learning...and going with the flow without attachment to outcomes is part of the process;-)
    Robert Cormack
    15/05/2017 #1 Robert Cormack
    I agree with everything you said, @Paul Kearley. So often in business, the people who "just want to get by" find reasons to hate people who want to do their best. If we look at how companies operate, there are so many ways these people can turn this "hatred" against the achievers. When I hear people talk about "lousy bosses," I know there are lousy bosses, but I also know cases where people working for them hate the idea of being "pushed." Out of that come complaints about sexism, racism, etc. Companies really have to spend the time getting to the bottom of these complaints, which is hard these days with so many HR departments being closed. Unfortunately (or fortunately) this occurred because the HR departments were—and are—ineffective. They passed on complaints figuring that's all they had to do. A lot of achievers have lost their jobs because of these "hatreds." It's a shame because it affects the growth and development of these companies. Thanks for the post.
  17. ProducerMark Ellwood

    Mark Ellwood

    Be Inspired By This Work-Life Poem
    Be Inspired By This Work-Life PoemYour Family Together - By Mark EllwoodHey dad, do you work past the end of the day?Hey mom, does your job often take you away?Is it hard for your family to be in one place?Does Saturday morning always seem like a race?Your schedule is jammed you're...


  18. Mark Ellwood

    Mark Ellwood

    The worst thing about a team is that everyone has different perspectives, ideas, and opinions. That’s also the best thing about a team.
    Mark Ellwood
    Training - Terrific Teams
    www.terrificteams.com Mark Ellwood creates terrific teams. His practical workshops and team building activities increase collaboration. Teams get more done with less wasted...
  19. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Glad you found us Mark.

    Please join me in welcoming @Mark Ellwood to beBee he is a productivity and time specialist focusing on boosting team effectiveness.

    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Mark Ellwood - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of Mark Ellwood on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
  20. Mark Ellwood

    Mark Ellwood

    Here's my slightly revised version of the SMART goal setting formula Mark Ellwood
  21. ProducerVictor Iryniuk

    Victor Iryniuk

    7 Essential Tips  to Manage Emails Effectively
    7 Essential Tips to Manage Emails EffectivelyMost people believe that Gmail is great as it is. It does the job: communication, storing messages, and maybe occasional Hangouts chat. But if you're a power user and Gmail is an essential part of your business, keeping it organized and uncluttered...


    Victor Iryniuk
    14/03/2017 #2 Victor Iryniuk
    #1 Thanks, @javierbebee! Glad that you like it!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Victor Iryniuk very useful ! many thanks !
  22. Rebecca Matias

    Rebecca Matias

    “Even without financial incentives goal-setting improves worker performance by 12 to 15% compared to the situation where no goals were defined.”
    Rebecca Matias
    How Goal Setting Increases Your Productivity
    problogger.com When you have a clear direction, it's easier to find the ways to make it work, rather than waking up each morning and seeing where the day takes...
  23. Trinidad Lado

    Trinidad Lado

    Trinidad Lado
    The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017
    www.inc.com These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on...
  24. Trinidad Lado

    Trinidad Lado

    Trinidad Lado
    El método 100:10:1 para tener muchas ideas creativas
    flip.it El sistema 100:10:1 es un método, inventado por un premiado diseñador de juegos, que te ayuda a tener nuevas ideas y catapultar tu creatividad al...
  25. ProducerChristine Stevens
    If Multi-tasking Rots Our Brains, Why Do We Still Do It?
    If Multi-tasking Rots Our Brains, Why Do We Still Do It?There are 25 folders in my email box. Spread across those folders and my inbox are thousands of emails. Of those, roughly 50 are unread since last Friday. (Weekends are slow. If it had been overnight for a weekday, that number would be higher.) I...


    Christine Stevens
    31/01/2017 #8 Christine Stevens
    #4 I do very similar things, @Claire L Cardwell. If I need to get something done, I just turn everything off. Sadly, I can't stop people from "dropping by" my desk though. Something about criminal charges and whatnot. ;)
    Christine Stevens
    31/01/2017 #7 Christine Stevens
    #2 Thanks Franci! I don't even think it is a skill. Multi-tasking is the delusion that we can handle multiple cognitive functions at once. Yes, we can perform autonomic tasks like eating or breathing while performing a cognitive task, but our brains were designed for focus. You can switch focus, but you can't divide it. Many of the articles I link to use the analogy of a beam of light, like from a flashlight or a lighthouse. You can move it, interrupt it, and switch it on or off, but you can't split it in two.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/01/2017 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Habits coupled with over-confidence is the main culprit, and we muddle our brains with multi-tasking. Funny, isn't it?
    Claire L Cardwell
    31/01/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    I really can't multi-task! The only multi-tasking I can do is to have a chat whilst washing up or doing the laundry. I don't take calls or messages whilst driving as I get hideously lost when I do! The work I do is very detailed and has to be 100% accurate, so I can't multi-task. I don't have a smart phone as all that constant beeping and tweeting drives me crazy. I keep my email logged off and check it 2-3 times a day. I have also turned off the notifications on all my Social Media platforms apart from beBee. I switch off the internet and do not take calls whilst I am working on a plan. This way my work is accurate and gets done a lot faster. Thanks for this insightful post @Christine Stevens!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    31/01/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

    Specialisation is like a keyword to get you noticed

    Multitasking gets you retention due to the unique expression.

    Specialists charge a premium, if you desire a premium go for it.

    Multi-tasker a save you money and give a specialised service within budget with all the Value Ads.

    People seek specialists for surety and focus.. if a multi-tasker can promise these, a specialist cannot compete.

    Multi-tasker becomes a one stop shop giving the Specialised service and value ads.

    The multi Tasker has to only convince in the focus part for most clients.

    Specialists have to convince across the board to most clients to justify their premium price.

    Jack of All King of One is sustainable during Economic downturn.. this is an opportunity.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    31/01/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Interesting post, Christine. I recall, about 5-6 years ago, my employer did a major push on multi-tasking. IMO, it's taught and not a born with skill. I consider multi-tasking to be more stressful than valuable in some situations. And even when one believes they are accomplishing several tasks at one time, there is the issue of quality.
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