Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a pattern for your day, part of Managing Your Calendar for Peak Productivity.
- [Instructor] Productivity is more about rhythm…than perpetual motion, this means that rather than…looking at your day as a continuous marathon…to be run from clocking in, to the office,…to clocking out at the end of the day,…it's beneficial to look at it more like a dance.…There are periods of fast activity,…periods of slow activity, and restful…periods in between.…When it comes to your daily recurring calendar,…there are two patterns that we'll want to create…to get into your ideal groove.…
Your personal rhythm, and your work rhythm.…To establish this we want to create a calendar,…as I've done here, called time budget.…We turn this calendar on and turn off your regular calendar.…Again because the time budget,…is not your actual schedule,…it's just the ideal schedule that you might…follow in a perfect day.…And since we're going to be focusing on your daily schedule,…let's switch the view to day.…That allows us to see the 24 hours…that you have available in your day.…
The first thing that we want to schedule, is sleep.…
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- Recognize the pitfall of having too many calendars.
- Recall the benefits of leaving 15 minutes of cushion for each task during a busy week.
- Name the best ratio for meetings to actual work for the average person.
- Relate “time abhors a vacuum” to scheduling meetings.
- List what you should schedule during your maximum productivity hours.
- Explain how you should manage your calendar during the busiest time of the year.