ag4000's Shortform

post by ag4000 · 2021-01-11T20:13:41.421Z · EA · GW · 13 comments

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comment by ag4000 · 2021-01-11T19:23:16.937Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Sorry if this isn't directly related to EA.  What is a good way to measure one's own productivity?  I tend to measure the amount of time that I spend doing productive activities, but the discussion here [EA · GW]seems to make a convincing case that measuring hours worked isn't the best method to do so.  

comment by Aaron Gertler (aarongertler) · 2021-01-14T10:26:27.913Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

This is a really deep topic, but certainly worth asking about; if you're working on an impactful plan, raising your productivity raises your impact.

My favorite starting points for thinking about productivity:

  • Productivity: A summary of what we know [LW · GW] (LessWrong)
  • The book "Getting Things Done" (which is referenced in the above post, but is quite powerful on its own -- the best book I've read about productivity, out of many)
  • The Complice blog and app (a bit different from "standard" productivity systems, but as a self-contained system, it works well for many people I know)
comment by ag4000 · 2021-01-17T22:04:58.712Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks so much! I've been doing some stuff related to GTD, but haven't read the whole book -- will do so.