Consulting wisdom holds that there are only two ways to improve workforce productivity. The first way is to work longer hours; the second way is to find a way to work smarter, achieving more productivity per hour1.
The former improvement lever is, by definition, finite: There are only 8760 hours in a given year. Doubling productivity by this route is not possible when focused upon the efforts of a single person2. The second lever is, however, essentially infinite.
So how do ‘old dogs' such as your scribe continually work smarter?
Veteran management guru Tom Peters3 has some useful insight for us all here - and insight that works - especially in those larger organisations that dominate our workplace.