I pretty much covered what most experts have advised for productivity:
Your Personality Type and Strategies to Match
Just as I talked about listening to your body's clock to find out your best working hours, you need to match your personality type as well.
Here are several personality types that was determined by the University of Phoenix's Brian Garavaglia, PhD:
The Social Butterfly
The social butterfly is outgoing, enjoys conversations and being around people a lot. They're drawn to people and social interactions, they are great team workers. But because they love socializing and being in the middle of things, they are easily distracted.
What to do: Create a shared workspace to encourage more group-oriented goals and assignments. They prefer group work to working alone.
The driver is comfortable in social situations, are ambitious and driven to work. They are motivated, self-sufficient and focused while working on tasks. But this self-sufficiency can be a weakness because they won't ask for help when they need it.
What to do: These people work best at long assignments by themselves. They do need a leader to give directions as well as be available to help with questions.
The professor takes a balanced approach to working and problem solving. They are self-sufficient and are good at communicating. They prefer work that is simulating and interesting. Their weakness is that they might get bored with tasks that they deem "beneath them".
What to do: Professors prefer order and balance. They prefer work that challenges their intelligence but within their skill set.
The Creative Person
The creative person enjoys being creative and learning new things. They are adaptable, less structured and are capable of thinking of alternate solutions. Their weakness is not working well with tight rules and regulations or with a lot of details.
What to do: Creative people need work that allows them the freedom to work the way they want but still meet deadlines. Make their workspace inviting and encourages free ideas and thinking.
The philosopher is a thinking, logical person who embraces different cultures, and accepts a variety of different viewpoints. They use these varying opinions and experiences to envision their own unique viewpoint. The challenges for philosophers are meeting deadlines because of their many options they often cannot focus on a specific goal.
What to do: When they are assigned a project or job task, they need to be given smaller deadlines that superiors can check on and keep them on track.
So, what personality type are you? I think I'm a Creative type, I daydream WAY too much but still meet deadlines assigned to me. I could probably get a lot more done but I'm not a very good boss to myself. "Meh, take the afternoon off".
Have a great weekend everyone!
Productivity Quote of the Day
"Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night." ~ Michael Jordan