Productivity Tips

Our growing library of quick tips helps you identify unproductive habits so you can work smarter and more effectively.

Improving the Odds

When you toss a coin, the chances of it coming up heads are fifty-fifty, yet people call heads 76-79 percent of the time. Since we are in the habit of calling "heads or tails", the "heads" choice comes to mind first. It's just more prominent!

We tend to use the same process when sitting at our desk. The things that litter our desktop are prominent and often become your choice "to-do's" - even when not important.

The solution is simple - don't clutter your desktop or in-box with things that will distract you from your major goals. Working from a "clean" desk or computer screen will improve your odds of not only doing things right - but doing the right things!