Whether or not my workflow is productive and how I can increase my productivity has been a popular topic in my head this past year. I have a naturally inefficient productivity ratio of time spent to results produced and a decent portion of this year has been devoted to improving that ratio. So far, after going through many systems of variety, the ratio has increased only slightly. I believe it can only increase slightly over long periods of time, so patience and perseverance has been my strategy of choice.
I am a systems-based person, so anything I can automate I try to automate. This includes backups, email, grocery shopping, publishing certain types of media, etc. Being a system-based person also means I completely abhor tedious tasks. In terms of my computer life, my essential tools regarding automation/productivity include:
Though my workflow has been influenced by an uncountable number of resources online, the biggest influences I credit to would be CGP Grey on the Hello Internet and Cortex podcasts.
Finally, my questions for the community here is as follows:
- Would you consider yourself an efficient or productive worker?
- Do you use any tools to help? If so, what tools?
- For other system-based people: would you be so kind and let a noob in on some tips you've learned? :-)