Productivity is about your systems, not your people

Many people swear by their personal productivity hacks, whether that’s the elusive “inbox zero,” time boxing their calendars, or even their good old pen and paper to-do list. However, these and other individual techniques and preferences fall short when working in a complex organization with interdependencies among people and teams. To make a true impact on the productivity of an entire organization, improvements must be made on a systems level, writes Daniel Markovitz in this article. Here he provides four strategies companies can adopt to make work more visible, define communication best practices, reduce scattershot emails, and empower everyone to be more productive in their day to day. 


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