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Workflow is a Sexy Name for Procedure A personal productivity workflow is not magic

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Basic Workflows

Workflow is a word that I see in the personal productivity lexicon. I recognize it as what we call a procedure in the professional productivity lexicon. But instead of learning about what business procedures might offer that is useful for personal workflows the gurus seem to have simply ignored the whole issue. I am going to rectify that. Why do

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Your Main Workflow: Human Interaction Dealing with people is more important than dealing with email and documents

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Basic Workflows

Workflows dealing with human interaction aren’t discussed much. Workflows dealing with emails probably ranks number one. This doesn’t make sense. Email is an important tool but it is not the main factor in your productivity. Your interaction with other people is what will drive your productivity. What is strange is that human interaction workflows don’t even show up on the

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Email Workflow: It’s Simple! Email workflows cannot exist outside of project management systems

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Basic Workflows

Email workflow is an important topic simply because email has overrun our lives. Stories of inboxes with over 1,000 emails abound. There are also as many email workflow solutions, although most now based along the lines of GTD which, in summary, boils down to: If you can respond in two minutes, then do it; otherwise Delegate it; or Action it

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