What surprises me is that most companies do not really invest in personal productivity.
Factories try to produce more and more, but when it comes to information workers there is rarely support from the employer to improve personal productivity.
During 16 years I have never received any training, info session, help, support, advises or anything that would support my productivity. It is up to each and everyone to set up their own systems and routines.
I don’t believe that someone should take the responsibility from you, but I find it peculiar that nobody has ever been interested about it or even tried to encourage to think or improve it.
You might say that maybe my productivity has always been in good shape and it does not need improvements. Might be so, but I have not seen anything on a company level either.
I have seen sessions about stress, eating right and even once about positive thinking, but personal working methods and productivity has been completely missing always.
I have participated all kind of company events aimed to improve my motivation and team spirit. Some of them have been mandatory to participate, but not even once to session that would improve or even encourage me to think productivity.
All companies have processes. Scrum, Kanban and lean methodologies are in use, but has anyone thought that the personal productivity is the base of productivity for whole company.
Productive companies are built on top of productive people.
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