An Ounce of Prevention

We often think of prevention as solely related to health.  What if your productivity had regular doses of prevention? 

I'm thinking of simple things like:

  • Scheduling family and friends' birthdays into Outlook or Google Calendar

  • Charging your cell phone before its battery runs down

  • Clearing off your desk before you leave for the day

  • Responding to email before it gets lost in the shuffle of a bloated in-box

  • Touching a piece of mail once rather than marching it around your office in search of a home

  • Filing a little at a time

Imagine what things would be like if we practiced preventative productivity instead of reactive work...

*photo by slambo42