Category: Productivity

What If Our Commute is a Gift of Time?

I have a 25 minute drive to and from work. On this morning’s drive in, my brain drifted to the current work patterns of government workers in a war-torn country (because that’s what my brain...

Get Focus(ed)

Like many of you, I am easily distracted by bright and shiny thi- SQUIRREL! And like many of you, the iDevice is one of the most common offenders. It’s a double-edged sword, because there are...

How I Use Asana for Event Templates

In a recent post I sang the praises of Asana, our team’s task and project management system. In that post, I mentioned that one of my favorite features is the ability to use templates as...

Do You Know Your Chronotype?

Here on the blog, I’ll occasionally dip a toe into a topic that’s far too deep for me to talk about intelligently. That’s certainly the case with today’s productivity tip du jour, so I’ll lean...

Do You Like the Work, Or Working on the Work?

Not long ago I did a deep dive into Asana, a project and task tracking tool that our staff is utilizing more and more. If you’re a checklist nerd like I am, Asana is our...

Contributing Units vs. True Community

Productivity dictates that we pay attention to the life cycle of the organization. Efficiency demands that we never let our leadership pipeline run dry. Fiscal responsibility decrees that x number of people in seats translates...

How a Room Setup Template Can Save Your Sanity

If you use the same room for similar purposes (worship, meetings, events, etc.), you know the micro-frustration of trying to maximize the space: “How can we fit x chairs in x square footage?” “How did...

Let Love for Others Drive Your Productivity

We all face the temptation to pit people against productivity. “I could get a lot more work done if I didn’t have to attend all of these meetings.” “I can’t finish this project because people...

Daily Sites: A Quick Productivity Hack

People reading this post will fall into one of two camps: Thank you, Captain Obvious. Everyone knows that already.This is life-changing information. How do I go about renaming my firstborn in your honor? For me,...

How to Keep Moving in a “Hurry Up and Wait” Work Culture

Anytime we work with people, there will be times when it feels like our work comes to a screeching halt because we’re waiting on a decision. Or an answer. Or approval. Or a passed budget...

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