Employees Increase Overall Productivity Through Preparation

Laura Stack, known as The Productivity Pro®, specializes in increasing employee productivity in high-stress industries. As a personal productivity expert, Laura speaks on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces. It starts with Preparation!

Highlands Ranch, CO (PRWEB) September 21, 2004 -— The Productivity PRO®, Laura Stack, helps businesses and employees improve their Productivity Quotient™ by applying her principles of Preparation -- i.e. how well you’ve laid the foundation for your daily activities. As Stack points out, “Most people don’t have well articulated goals and don’t know how to set them.” But, she adds, “Goals become merely wishful thinking unless you further define them as objectives with specific measurements and act upon them.”

While most businesses today set yearly or even quarterly goals, they fail to take the next step to set out clearly definable and measurable objectives that will keep their employees on the path to success. Benchmarks for these objectives should be stated and measured in set timeframes: quarterly, monthly, weekly – or even daily. Unlike “To Do” lists that can become laundry lists of tasks (go to the meeting, return the call), objectives set the direction for prioritizing the tasks that lead to the accomplishment of the overall goal.

Stack’s approach is not time management, but life management: offering techniques and solutions that can be incorporated into all aspects of our daily lives both in and out of the office. Her ultimate goal is to enable everyone to leave the office earlier by becoming more productive.

Specific techniques and practical application are outlined for each of the following guidelines:
•    Abide by a personal mission statement
•    Track long term goals and objectives
•    Create high quality performance objectives
•    Define specific job responsibilities and related tasks
•    Maintain a list of projects to accomplish and break the large ones into concrete steps
•    Conduct weekly/monthly/yearly reviews of your plan
•    Track tasks, projects, and appointments effectively
•    Create and prioritize to-do list everyday
•    Schedule your day realistically. Manage it successfully. Complete what you planned
•    Determine the best channel of communication to convey your message BEFORE you send it

Fun, interactive quizzes speed readers to exactly the advice and techniques they need the most. By combining fill-in-the-blanks charts and lists with her established techniques, Stack presents a method of organization that can be individualized and effective. With Laura Stack's help, you'll work more efficiently and be more productive in every area of your life, so that you can really live according to your priorities. Don't just work faster, learn how to be more productive during the day, get your work done in less time, and get home to your life sooner.

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, is a popular professional speaker known as The Productivity PRO®. She has been featured on CNN and is the author of the best-selling book "Leave the Office Earlier" (2004 Broadway Books), which was highly acclaimed by the New York Times as "the best of the bunch." Laura is national Secretary of the National Speakers Association 2003-2006 and presents keynotes and seminars on personal productivity, time management, and life balance.

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Source :  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/9/prweb159965.htm