Centerlining improves performance

Centerlining improves performance

In manufacturing, the concept of Centerlining has long been a cornerstone of operational efficiency. Equipment comes with standard settings to maximize performance. With use, machines become misaligned which can cause inefficiency or even breakdown of the production...
Habit as a Hammock

Habit as a Hammock

When stressed, we fall back on habits. If those habits are disorganized, they cause greater chaos. But if your habits are organized, they catch you when you fall and give you a safe way to get back on your feet. Invest the time to create good habits. What habits do...
Feel the feel, don’t be the feel

Feel the feel, don’t be the feel

Avoiding reactivity is one of the most constructive components of productivity. Thoughtful, grounded responsiveness doesn’t mean, however, that you repress or ignore emotions. On the contrary – feelings provide critical information which should not be overlooked....
Simplify Reading: Collect less. Read more. Or Skim.

Simplify Reading: Collect less. Read more. Or Skim.

If you have piles (virtual or physical) of things “to read” that aren’t getting read, you have two obvious options: 1. stop collecting things to read, or 2. start scheduling more time to read. This concept is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Often, we collect...
Too many interruptions?

Too many interruptions?

What to do about Interruptions Our reaction to interruptions is a bigger problem than interruptions themselves. But even once you’ve developed skills to manage your response, interruptions remain a common part of any work day and can consistently pull you away from...
How to respond to Interruptions

How to respond to Interruptions

Many people cite interruptions as a primary challenge to their productivity. And while it is true that a typical office employee gets interrupted frequently during the work day, the real problem with interruptions isn’t the interruption per se – it is what happens to...