Productivity Tips, 7 For Now...
I highly recommend reading Sharon Richardson at Joining dots. From Data to Knowledge and Beyond... is an exceptionally good post and the lastest gem is Seven Productivity Tips.
The factors of productivity are highly subjective, hence Sharon states herself that avoiding micro management may be disagreeable. This isn't even dependent on the person, it can be dependent on the person at that point in time. Most of the time I like to be given a task and a long leash to get it done. Other times (possibly when I am inundated), it may be more effective to spoonfeed to get it done.
The key is to know your staff and colleagues. Be able to judge when it is best to micro manage the job at hand or not.
Typing up, tip 1. Absolutely agree here. If you have to write up you owe it to yourself to learn to type to the best of your ability.
I'd also advocate the interviewing technique. There are times, an individual alone is not best placed to extract knowledge from their head. Interaction means at least one other person is understanding your thoughts before it is written down.
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