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Productivity 2.0 from Zen Habits

Posted on: October 13, 2008

Productivity 2.0: How the New Rules of Work Are Changing the Game | Zen Habits
Photo courtesy of Joshua Hoffman

For years, books and articles and blogs on productivity have been showing us how to be more productive: crank out the tasks, multi-task, work faster, be organized.

In short, they’ve taught us to be a good part of a corporation that wants more out of us. But that’s old-school productivity, or Productivity 1.0.

Today let’s take a look at Productivity 2.0: a new set of rules have changed everything for the workers of the world. Don’t crank out tasks — learn to work with a deeper focus. Don’t plan and hold meetings and form committees — just launch the software or product or service and keep improving it. Don’t spend time organizing — you’ve got more important things to worry about.


2 Responses to "Productivity 2.0 from Zen Habits"

Love this approach! Get a deeper focus and stop planning it so much — DO IT. Like that a lot.

Just have one issue…to get rid of organization would be a huge problem for most people I think!

Organization is a foundation, for all success, I believe.

“Let all things be done decently and in order” –it’s biblical too!

Thanks for this post.


Hi Julette,
thanks for the comment! Good point!

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