If you like the topic of productivity, be aware that it doesn’t matter how productive you might already be. You can always learn more to improve and boost your performance.

You should know and test different methods and systems. And, of course, take advantage of the ones that have results.

Let’s know other productivity methods:

1. Kaizen Methodology

The Kaizen is a corporate management system. It always aims to maximize production, improve the business and exclude all inefficiencies. The goal is to increase the company’s competitiveness in the market.

The Kaizen Methodology believes that everything you do can always be improved. It was born in the 1950s in Japan to rebuild the country after World War II. It uses the 5S Lean method:

  • eiri: classify between useful and useless;
  • seiton: order the useful and decide on the useless;
  • seiso: maintain order and cleanliness;
  • seiketzu: take care of hygiene, both for the environment and personal;
  • sheitzuke: promote discipline and self-control to improve productivity;

2. Eisenhower Matrix

This method received the name of the President of the United States of America, Dwight Eisenhower. It focuses on prioritizing tasks according to their urgency and importance. The author believes that “what is important is rarely urgent, and what is urgent is rarely important”.

In this method, tasks are distributed into 4 quadrants. One of “Important” and the other of “Not Important” that increase in priority.

Eisenhower Matrix

The matrix allows you to organize tasks according to their importance and urgency.

3. Pomodoro Method

This is a 25-minute “pomodoro block” time management method. You must have full focus and concentration on performing a single task during those 25 minutes. Then you can rest for 5 minutes. And when you finish 4 blocks you can have a longer break, between 15 or 30 minutes.

This allows our brain not to get tired of doing a single task. There are several apps to help you with this method. You can download: Pomodoro Focus Timer, Pomodoro Timer – Foca or Be Focused – Focus Timer.

4. GTD (Getting Things Done)

It is one of the best-known methods. All due to the success of the book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, by David Allen.

The GTD method has 5 steps: capture, process, organize, review, and complete. You should always need to empty your brain, organize your tasks, and then complete the tasks. David Allen believes that the mind must be free to create and not concerned with retaining information.

5. Flow Time

Flow Time is concerned with maintaining your peak productivity time. If you are at maximum productivity, you should continue to make the most of your energy and concentration.

Flow Time lasts from 10 to 90 minutes and can always be extended. If you are without focus, you should take a break for a time proportional to the period you were productive. Then you can return with the same energy.

6. Other productivity methods

There are many other methods to learn.

For example, the Ivy Lee Method tells you to write down at night the 6 most important things you need to do tomorrow. If you haven’t completed a task, move it to the next day and so on.

In the Jay Shirley Technique, you must create a to-do list of what you need to do today, what is important in the long term, and what you want to do.

In Marc Andreessen Method, you should create a list of what you did during the day.

On the other hand, The Sam Carpenter Method, advises you to find out when is your biological prime time. You should get the most of your peak of productivity.

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— Written by Daniela Espinheira