One of the most important roles our smartphones play in our lives these days is as productivity tools. However, they are often quickly pushed over the edge from productivity to over-organisation and most people find themselves organising their work on their phone rather than actually doing the work.
All this, of course, is assuming you have moved your daily organisation from paper to your gadgets — and saved trees in the process. If you have not, you probably should think of doing it because it has several advantages, not the least of which is speed, flexibility, access and ease of use. And those lovely trees again. I have found that the most common reason why people give up on technology is that they are unable to effectively manage it and the management itself becomes a chore, which defeats the purpose. But it does not have to be that way, and if you do it right, you might even enjoy it. ❖ Continue reading