Knowing Your Productivity Style Is Key to, Well, Being More Productive
For many, mastering the art of productivity can be a little hit and miss. On our best days, we feel like we can do anything (What, this job? Piece of cake), and on our worst, it's as if time needs to stand still in order for the smallest task to be accomplished. So, what gives? The truth is, for all the time-management strategies we can read about and implement, productivity manifests itself differently for everyone.
Much like we can't take a blanket approach to fitness, according to productivity consultant Carson Tate, unlocking productivity lies in realising your personal productivity style. "We cannot out-work our busyness using one-size-fits-all time management solutions," she tells POPSUGAR Australia. "The latest app, prioritisation tip, or email management strategy will not work if it isn't personalised for you, and aligned with the way you think and process information." That's how she founded the Productivity Style Assessment®, which helps individuals recognise which style they work to in order to maximise their workplace efficiency. Her mantra? Work simply.
According to Carson, there are four productivity styles: planners, visualisers, prioritisers and arrangers. Find out which one you exhibit below, as well as how you can work best within each style.