How can you increase productivity?  That was the question I posed during a recent leadership program.  Here are the results.

Set time aside to plan your week (Friday-Monday morning)
Batch your activities that will increase productivity (example: emails)
Block or limit social media
Turn off the TV and cut out Netflix and Showtime
Meditate
Practice mindfulness
Exercise
Prep foods on Sunday
Delegate tasks
Outsource tasks
Just get rid of the tasks you will never do
Track and analyze your time
Schedule time in your calendar to tackle tasks
Use reminders (aka technology)
Lunch with colleague(s) or client(s)
Set meeting agenda with time allocation for each topic
Set meeting rules and guidelines
Write and receive reports on a single page (8.5" x 11")
Use executive summaries and attach additional material
Cross-train
Have a system to stay organized.
Schedule down time
Have lists
Prioritize activity
Use technology and face-to-face meetings appropriately

What have you done to increase your productivity?
 

"Failing to plan is planning to fail."
- Benjamin Franklin