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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. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...


  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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 !
  12. 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...
  13. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    How'd you like to learn some productivity skills from a former world’s best procrastinator?
    Lori Boxer
    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...


  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Mark Ellwood

    Mark Ellwood

    Here's my slightly revised version of the SMART goal setting formula Mark Ellwood
  20. 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 !
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Open Minds Vs.  Closed Minds- which is better?
    Open Minds Vs. Closed Minds- which is better?The questions that occupy my day are considering open vs. closed situations. Examples include: Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? Do you opt for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple Do you...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/04/2017 #114 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #112 I thank you dear @Joanne Gardocki for contributing a solid comment. You provided a solution by your call for new venues for discussions such as over meals. We need to breathe new thinking to make business more productive. I am responding to your comment having just published a new buzz on "Against Authenticity and Free Movement":
    In the buzz I show how bacteria build communities that are more than 1500 times more resistant to antibiotics than an individual bacterium has. We may think of building work communities following the simple rules bacteria follow. A lot to ponder on.
    Sue Bryan
    20/04/2017 #113 Sue Bryan
    #111 Thank you!
    Joanne Gardocki
    19/04/2017 #112 Joanne Gardocki
    #104 Ali Anani, you certainly find interesting questions to ponder. The examples from nature are mind expanding and the way you present ideas leads to exploration and self discovery. There are so many thoughtful comments energizing the dialogue; I appreciate the opportunity to join the discussion. On the open office trend, I can see extroverts connecting in ways that don't appear to be productive and the introverts building walls to preserve productivity. I wonder what would happen if we arranged things to encourage more business discussion over shared meals or perhaps walking breaks. Too often I see people rushed to eat unhealthy food with little time to build meaningful relationships with members from all levels of the company. A relaxed lunch with individuals from different departments or a brisk walk could improve creativity, communication, relieve stress, and improve health, benefiting the company and individuals. Thank you for sharing, may your day be productive and deeply satisfying.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/04/2017 #111 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Yor comment summarizes the buzz succinctly @Sue Bryan. I enjoyed reading it. I hope to have more exchanges of comments in the future.
    Sue Bryan
    18/04/2017 #110 Sue Bryan
    I appreciate your thoughts Ali. I have seen that reactive and immature minds jump into binary decisions like open or closed. More neutral and mature minds behave more like the trees you mention and respond more thoughtfully.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/03/2017 #109 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #108 And your mind is reacting nicely @Harish Daniel
    Harish Daniel
    21/03/2017 #108 Harish Daniel
    Thanks for sharing @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I believe based on the situation our mind will react.
    Terrance Upham
    23/02/2017 #107 Terrance Upham
    Open mind an free your imprisoned soul.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    20/02/2017 #106 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Regarding thermostat-like managers/leaders: You can take this from the standpoint that a thermostat can produce heat (when you raise it higher) and cool when you turn it lower. Thus a leader or manager could be one moment hot (ready to share with employees), the next cold (distancing themselves from employees. If the thermostat method is the one a leader/manager employs, the group or department will be like spinning tops - one minute required to complete one project and the next moving on to another. In short, nothing ever is actually completed nor do they make any positive headway. Once again thank you for an interesting share my friend.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/02/2017 #105 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #104 My dear friend and author @Edward Lewellen- first- it is my genuine pleasure to read your comments again. I hope your health is great as much as your brainy ideas are. Your example of open offices reflects on a real life experience and I share your point of view entirely. Yes, sometimes when we have only two choices we rush into selecting one without considering consequences, as your story example pointed out. I wrote in a later buzz that having choices may generate new choices. You again revealed a great example. You mentioned introverts started building walls of books.
    You enrich my my mind my friend.
    Edward Lewellen
    15/02/2017 #104 Edward Lewellen
    My dear friend, @AliAnani, your ongoing use of nature to teach inspires awe of creation! You correctly write that we quickly jump to this binary decision, open or closed. I found myself doing exactly that! As in most things, to make a generalization of "all" or "none" seems to find exceptions to the rule. I recently became aware of a company that went to an open-space environment for most of their people. The executives thought, as you pointed out, that it would increase interaction, response time, camaraderie, etc. The executive I was speaking with asked me, "Do you know what happened?" I said, "let me get my crystal ball out and tell you. The people who are Extroverts loved it. They ended up engaging with each other more than before and wasting more time than before. The people who are Introverts started building walls for themselves with books, file hangers, pretty much anything they could find." His jaw dropped and he said I have pinpoint accuracy of the reactions from the employees. Unfortunately, executives have what they think is a great idea and then they generalize it into "one size fits all". People are too variable to make something good for all the people all the time.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/02/2017 #103 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #102 I thank you @James Olcott and you are a mind reader. My post of today discusses choices and I wonder what you think
    James Olcott
    03/02/2017 #102 James Olcott
    It's important not to be "automatically" open or closed when presented with a choice. Your intuition should provide guidance for the appropriate orientation to make choices that emphasize grace and beauty.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/02/2017 #101 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Netta Virtanen- you are truly one of my main discoveries on beBee. I love your writing and so a comment from you weighs a lot for me. I appreciate greatly your support and encouragement.
    Netta Virtanen
    02/02/2017 #100 Netta Virtanen
    Interesting buzz, it leaves the reader to ponder and think. Well written and thought out Ali.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    31/01/2017 #99 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #97 I published the buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici. I wonder if it would be to your taste!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    31/01/2017 #98 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #97 Very true @Sara Jacobovici. Strikingly, you wrote this comment while I am writing a buzz on focus or not? Two choices that sound easy to select from. In reality, the choice isn't easy. You keep reading my mind.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #97 Sara Jacobovici
    #95 Thank you to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to your comment @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I appreciate you saying that being open to one perspective does not close you to the existence of another. I like the way Dr. Ali worded it by saying that "open and close coexist." Maybe making a choice is often difficult when someone can not imagine being able to hold both that which has been chosen and that which was not.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    31/01/2017 #96 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #95 You never amaze me with your sharpness @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I enjoyed your comment immensely. Your writing "I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present". So, open and close coexist. You are a pioneer in your thinking and your observation that hugging was accompanied with hate in some comments is the proof.
    Because of @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on similar issues I invite her to read your comment Donna. I have no doubt dear Sara shall enjoy reading it.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    31/01/2017 #94 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your sharing the buzz.
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