They say the most productive people don’t work harder, they work smarter. Maximizing your hours in the day and productivity is an ongoing challenge, but we live in a world where there are hundreds of tools at our disposal. We know how busy our clients and candidates can be, so we saved you the time and researched which tools are best for remote and hybrid work models.
When it comes to productivity, there are different avenues and approaches worth trying to find out what works best for you. For example, the Pomodoro method is a simple technique for timing 25-minute periods of focus, followed by short breaks that help enhance mental clarity and reduce exhaustion. This is a time-based approach, and in this post, we will discuss other ways to approach re-organization and productivity.
Time management comes naturally to some, but even those that excel at scheduling and staying on task have tough days. You give yourself an inherent advantage when you take the time to identify your productivity style and what tools could actually contribute to your day-to-day efficiency. There are 3 distinct organization styles:
Now that we’ve covered a few types of productivity styles, let’s get into the tech tools that complement them. At this point, we know it is more than likely that many companies will never go back to being in the office full-time. The current trend is somewhere in between fully remote and five days in the office, dubbed the “hybrid” work model.
That being said, being used to remote work and thriving in it are two different things. The goal of analyzing your organization and productivity preferences is to find a balance that doesn’t lead to burnout. Leaning on tools that promote collaboration, visualization of ideas, document accessibility, and remote support is the direction we are all headed, so let’s get started.
Be patient with yourself and your team as you continue to grow into remote work. Most of us have found or hodge-podge together ways of managing our time, reminders, and to-do lists. Does it still feel overwhelming and relentless at times? If so, you should consider re-evaluating the way you organize your time, or the way your team prioritizes their time. Is there space for the entire team to look at what’s not working? Would having a comprehensive tool to track tasks and notes be useful to stay as connected as we can at the office?
If you’re into time management or project management applications, we hope this post provided a few options you may not have heard of before. Ranging from free to monthly subscriptions for larger teams, they all have a range of options and availability based on how you may use the program. We recommend trying out one or more than one of these tools to experiment with what works best for your personal productivity style.
Overall, now is an excellent time to start trying new tools and getting in on the ground floor of these growing platforms. In this way, you can even provide crucial feedback and requests that help these forward-thinking companies grow and make remote work easier for everyone.
Here at BWBacon Group, we know and live what you are experiencing as an employer or job seeker in Denver, Boulder, Dallas, San Francisco, New York City or any of the other cities we work in. We believe great recruiting starts and ends with understanding people.
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