Work-life “balance” or work-life “synergy” or neither one? This week’s question comes from Steve in Appeldoorn, The Netherlands. Q: Do you think the term work-life balance is really effective and accurate? I like to use “work-life synergy” and find it to be more effective. Isn’t working toward balance a less effective approach to take?
If you’re bad at playing volleyball, does that make you bad at multitasking? This week’s question comes from Martin in Utah. Q: My partner and I are multitasking at the partnership level. How can we more effectively manage projects as partners to make sure that we’re always working on the most important thing?
This week’s challenging question comes from Zeya, in Ontario, Canada: Q: How do I prioritize ideas in my head? Often I start working on one project, but suddenly think of the other projects that I need to work on, and then the process gets scattered.
“Lo que muy bien se aprende, nunca se olvida.” Did you have a high school Spanish teacher that made you repeat that line over and over? If you did, you know the translation: A well-learned lesson is never forgotten. Then life happens and, POOF, all the notes you took from books, seminars, and Spanish 101 … Continue reading “The Best Way to Retain Information”
Ever had a bad self-checkout experience at the grocery store? You scan an item, and the screen reads: REQUIRES MANAGER APPROVAL. You call the manager, but they can’t override the firewall. So, they call a developer. The developer has to hack into the mainframe, but they need a secret code from NASA. Thus, the cycle … Continue reading “Why “App Addiction” Doesn’t Equal “Productivity””