5 Choices you can make to improve productivity

5 choicesDrawing on the latest brain science, technology and performance psychology research, a team of productivity experts from FranklinCovey wrote the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity.

We’re all feeling overwhelmed…things are coming at us quickly. It’s really no longer about time management, it’s really more about high quality decisions, our attentions under attack and our energy is really waning.” Rebecca Hession, Senior Client Partner, FrannklinCovey

The a six-year FranklinCovey productivity study found that for 351,613 respondents, about 40 percent of their time was being spent on things that were not important either to themselves or to their organization.

Technology has made it both easier and harder than ever to achieve extraordinary productivity. It is easier because technology enables learning, accessibility and connections in ways never before possible; and it is harder because it enables an unstoppable flow of information and demands that are overwhelming (and irresistible) to our brain.

How we will remain in this productivity paradox unless we take a fundamentally different approach to addressing the overwhelming flow of decisions and information—an approach rooted in five key choices.

Examples of people and organizations from around the world that have taken a “culture of busy” — focusing on everything— and transformed it into a “culture of productivity,” where everyone focuses on the most important things.

• The 5 Choices: why they matter and how to implement them.

Choice 1: Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent
Choice 2: Go For Extraordinary; Don’t Settle for Ordinary
Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort Gravel
Choice 4: Rule Your Technology; Don’t Let it Rule You
Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out

The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity is available everywhere you buy books.

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