How to Become More Productive at Work

Robert Pozen gives his tips on how to boost your productivity (Harvard Business School, 7:10).

“Work better to live better,” says Robert C. Pozen, entrepreneur and professor at Harvard Business School, who presents in this video his insights on the subject of productivity, as based on his book Extreme Productivity. His advice to the 80-90% of individuals who find themselves able to devote just 15% of their time to their most important priorities: stop being a perfectionist. It’s not worth it to perfect, for example, the style of every email: the essential is to be as clear as possible. Similarly, there is no need to read a text in its entirety or to try to read between the lines of every email. Meetings too can be reduced: a few phone calls are often enough to take care of many issues. Including many fun anecdotes from his own experience as well as, for example, from the writings of Barack Obama, Robert C. Pozen provides a roadmap to getting your professional life in order.

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Based on, among others, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman (Business Plus, September 2011); The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress by Elizabeth Grace Saunders (McGraw-Hill, December 2012); and the Interview with Michael Schell, CEO, RW3 CultureWizard, March 2013.
Business Digest nº 235, April 2013.