Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup! We took last week off from the roundup in order to bring you our April Fools prank. But the hijinks were everywhere across the web: while some people lost their jobs because of a GIF, others were wowed by imaginary products, and people all over the globe scrolled through roundups of the best pranks to laugh with the rest of us.
So this week, we're giving you a double helping of links to productivity-enhancing articles and management-improving blog posts to help you bounce back from the April 1st tomfoolery and get ready to tackle this new quarter with some verve. Read on!
You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self (Harvard Business Review): The reason most of us are stuck in a rut? We're focusing on what's bugging us at this present moment instead of spending time moving toward our future goals. This means doing stuff which may feel unproductive at first because there's no instant gratification of marking off a checklist, but which will eventually help us achieve an end goal.
How I've Learned To Get Through A 100-Hour Workweek In One Piece (Fast Company): The first rule is: if you can avoid it, do so. But if you can't, here's a comprehensive guide to surviving a hundred-hour workweek, including a handy infographic charting what tasks to do at which time of day, written by a survivor who didn't lose his mind while going through it.
What Every Entrepreneur Should Learn from GoPro Founder Nick Woodman (Fortune): Today’s answer to the question “How do you come up with a new startup idea?” is quite simple: solve an existing problem. That's how GoPro founder Nick Woodman did it. And that's how all successful startups begin.
The Hidden Psychology of Failure (BBC Capital): The rapid pace of business is forcing companies to fail fast and often — in short, experiment in order to innovate. Failure then isn't something to be feared, since the lessons learned can lead to a more successful future. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure propels innovation forward?
4 Ways to Keep Mobile Tech from Hindering Productivity in the Workplace (Entrepreneur): With BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) a reality in corporate offices everywhere, there's a very real struggle to keep workers productive when distractions are just a tap away. Here are 4 guidelines for ensuring devices help, instead of harm, worker productivity.
New Report Released: How Marketers Get Things Done: The State of Agile Marketing in 2016 (Wrike): Our latest report explores the world of Agile and the challenges marketers are facing today. We surveyed 800 marketers about their work management, use of digital tools, and their collaborative relationship with other departments. And the results might surprise you.
Working for a workaholic? If you're ever pressured to check work emails at all hours, or respond to requests on Sunday afternoons, then use these 10 strategies for impressing your workaholic boss without becoming one yourself. Here's the full blog post on #Wrike: ----- >>>>> http://bit.ly/workaholic-no
More Work Management Reads
- Audio Of The Week: Albert Wenger and Mike Masnick on Encryption, Security, and Privacy (AVC)
- 4 Benefits of Managing Your MarTech Stack Like an Ecosystem (Boardview.io)
- Who Killed Project Management? A Baker’s Dozen of Project Management Do’s and Don’ts (PM Hut)
- Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults (Psych Central)
- Study: Customers (Especially Millennials) Hate When You Fail to Deliver Cross-Device Experiences (Adweek)
- Adam Grant: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers (TED Talks)
- On Using Inspiring Locations to Inspire Deeper Work (Cal Newport's Study Hacks)
- OneTab - a browser extension that converts all your open tabs into a list
- How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps (ProBlogger)
- How to Write Email Subject Lines Like a Pro (Huffington Post)
- How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money (Entrepreneur)
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