Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style

Work Simply:Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style
by Carson Tate
Penguin, 2015. 286 pgs. Nonfiction

Time management is a myth—this is one of the first declarations made by the author, Carson Tate. She should know—she’s an expert on productivity in the workplace. She lays out four different styles of personal productivity: Prioritizer, Visualizer, Planner, and Arranger. There is an assessment included by which you can determine your predominant productivity style. The bulk of the book reviews many tasks in the modern business world and how they might be accomplished most effectively: handling email, working with others, delegating tasks, running effective meetings, etc. Tate includes myriad tips and frequent references to software & apps that assist with specific tasks for each style.

The approach by productivity style is interesting and the tips and recommendations throughout this book would be useful to anyone feeling swamped with work or inundated with email. By discovering our own style and matching our approaches to that style, Tate demonstrates how each of us can increase our productivity.


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