Well, today is the last day of school for my son Finn. He starts his HSC in a few weeks, and then takes on the World. I am so excited for him. And just a little sad. Just yesterday I was walking him to kindy!
Here are three productivity lessons I hope he takes out of his schooling and into the real world. I think we can all apply them to our work.
When I was young, the school bell was a signal for most kids to put their ciggies out and start shuffling towards their first class. I like to think that Finn and his classmates would already be sitting at their desk as the bell rang (am I just a little out of touch?). In our workplace though, I think it is critical that we turn up on time, and that means we are in the meeting room, ready to start at the appointed time.
No phones in class. No phones when driving. There are very strict rules for teenagers around the use of phones. And for good reason. Phones cause distraction when you are trying to focus. I reckon if we put our phones away when trying to concentrate or focus, we would get more done in less time. And definitely no phones in meetings.