Book Review: Productivity Hacks—500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work—That Actually Work!

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 Book Review: Productivity Hacks—500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work—That Actually Work!

Today's Manager
March 1, 2019
By Emily Price
Adams Media
Reviewer: Sadie-Jane Nunis

Maximise your Time with these Hacks​

THESE productivity hacks may seem like a no-brainer to a certain extent but many of them listed may not have occurred to us to be honest. Think about it, if we thought of it, wouldn’t we be even more productive?

Written by freelance journalist Ms Emily Price, this book is colourful, concise, and definitely not a time-waster. All you need to do is check out the seven chapters listed to decide on whether you wish to be more productive at work, home, travel, meetings, or even just trying to find some work-life balance.

There are 541 productivity hacks in total so she was not kidding about there being more than 500. As I mentioned earlier, most are pretty much common sense however, there are quite a number of useful hacks, especially the technology-related ones.

I took the ones that I already knew about more as helpful reminders. This book can come in pretty handy for some parts, but telling me to take a power nap if you feel drained made me raise an eyebrow initially because I would think that was pretty obvious. However, as I continued reading, Ms Price added that one should take a shot of espresso prior to taking the nap as it will take about 15 minutes for the caffeine to kick in which gives you the double kick when you wake up. I never knew that, but if I do take a power nap, I know what I am going to do now.

If you are trying to be more productive, no harm in picking this book up either as a means to remind yourself on what you already know but may have forgotten or learn new tips like I did.

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