I recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers. I so enjoy being in the presence of like-minded people who want to make a big difference in our world. I always come away from that experience with a few new ideas that help me better help my clients.
This year the best experience I had was at a seminar by Casey Moore, a Certified Professional Organizer® and productivity coach from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She had just published her first book, Stop Organizing, Start Producing: Leverage the 12 Factors that Make or Break the Busy Professional and presented the main ideas from the book in her speech. I can’t even remember the last time I was blown away by a new approach to helping people be better organized and more productive. After all, how many organizing approaches can there be? Casey’s Productivity Chain® blew my socks off! It is a compelling new model for productivity that is easy to understand and use for self-evaluation and evaluation of others regarding barriers to productivity.
Casey has identified twelve factors that affect productivity. Getting organized is just one of them. They include boundary-setting, reinvention, planning, goal-setting/prioritization, decision-making, task/project management, communication/relationships, drive, delegation, health, resources, and organization of objects/data. She describes those factors as links in a chain, the Productivity Chain. Chains work well when all the links are strong and in place. It takes just one weak link to reduce the effectiveness of the chain. Essentially, you can only be as productive as your weakest link. Often you have several weak links. When you identify them and strengthen them, your overall productivity will improve. Casey’s book will show you how!
I highly recommend Casey’s book to anyone who wants to be more productive. It’s an easy read with lots of case studies that make the content come alive. You can take her information and ideas and immediately begin improving your productivity. The best way to get it is by ordering it from Casey’s website at www.CaseyMooreinc.com.