A workflow strategy that works for you

9/4/2015 |



Are you familiar with the term workflow? Some folks consider the idea as something new, fancy and fad-like, yet the concept of workflow developed over a series of loosely defined, overlapping eras as far back as 1856 in America.

No matter its history; its impact on the work we are called to do today is profound. Suffice it to say that if you haven’t adapted a workflow mindset to your approach to productivity; its time to do so.

Loosely defined workflow consists of a series of connected steps that occur without delay or gap. That is fairly easy to picture if you are standing in front of a production line watching a pile of assorted parts be transformed into a new pair of sunglasses; not so easy when it comes to personal workflow.

In his book, How to be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott you’ll find an illustration of ‘information workflow’; the journey that any “input” or piece of information will take from the moment its’ received on to its final destination, output or completed piece of work.

Our company, Think Productive has taught this workflow approach to thousands of people in organizations around the world over the last few years. Take a look at the CORD productivity model shown above or connect with us for a free PDF which includes tips and techniques for using CORD to boost your own personal productivity.

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