One of the main problems of an entrepreneur is the huge demand for work and the difficulty of prioritizing and organizing time (read the famous “lack of time”). The amount of work is extensive, and it demands all your energy and effort in each of the tasks. Every bad analysis and execution, whether due to lack of time, organization or effort, are resources that your startup is spending.
Here at Aceleratech we always look for new ways to produce more and better, we love to discuss productivity tips. And now we would like to discuss them with you.
For today's post, I asked everyone on the team for a simple productivity tip that makes a big difference in their daily lives.
Pedro Waengertner - Founder
"I really like to use lists to organize myself, and during my day I eliminate task by task. I use a management method, David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD). Undoubtedly, using this method is my main productivity secret. . "
Mike Ajnsztajn - Founder
"I don't work in the morning without having a huge cup of coffee. (Laughs)
I try to organize my day by periods of productivity. As my most productive period is the morning, it is this time that I set aside for the heaviest, most cerebral tasks, such as reviewing contracts or long texts. For the afternoon I do my follow-up tasks.
In order not to get lost in the routine, I set aside 1 hour a day to stop and think about the future and the next strategic steps. In this way, I prevent myself from being a daily prisoner. "
Sean Lindy - Program Leader
A practice that helps to increase my productivity a lot is to always be aware of the time used to check and answer emails. Scientific studies show that while humans are very good at solving complex problems, our brain was not designed to be multitasking, so when we try to focus on more than one thing, our productivity drops dramatically. To avoid looking at e-mail notifications and resist the urge to answer that urgent message, I choose 2 or 3 windows in my day and use them exclusively to check and answer my pending issues.
Angélica Garcia - Business and Relationship Director
"Make your tasks easier first and answer emails twice a day. (Morning and afternoon), the rest of the time, turn off your email so as not to disturb your tasks that require more concentration."
Fernando Bresslau - Planning Director
“I constantly use a Japanese application from 2005 to increase my speed in cut and paste operations. With this application, I can go to a window or program, copy several selections of text (or images, or files) at once, go to the program where I will paste this information and paste it one by one, without having to go back to the original window. Or I can reuse that URL that I copied ten minutes ago and use it again, with a simple sequence of keyboard shortcuts.
In addition, CLCL helps me to type repeated texts, such as the inclusion of e-mails, addresses, bank details, standard e-mails, etc.
The application can be downloaded from the creator's website, the Nakka
There are several possibilities to customize the application and extend its functions with plugins, but I have not yet ventured into these areas.
Caroline Piguin - Marketing Coordinator
“I am an extremely visual person. In the past there was a wall of post its that contained 8 or 9 different pictures to be able to see, even during the rush of day to day, all pending and future marketing tasks. The tasks were ordered by color according to the theme, and by date of execution.
As maintenance ended up being a little difficult, I found in Trello the ease of viewing and moving tasks between one category and another, as I had in the post its, and several other organizational resources. I access my trello every day in the morning, and besides setting my priorities for the day, I also map medium-term activities and check the deadlines for other tasks. Before I leave work, I discard the activities already done, and plan my next day. ”
Roberto Thevenin - Acceleration Coordinator
“In addition to the to-do list, I try to get up and go around the floor every 2 or 3 hours. Studies show that the human being can only stay focused for a certain number of hours, and getting up and getting a coffee, for example, is a way of ensuring that when I return to my place, I will be ready to carry out my tasks. "
How do you manage, measure and improve your productivity?