What is Intentionally Productive?
Intentionally Productive™ is a framework of principles and practices designed to help you make a greater impact with less effort.
This framework resulted from Eric Mack’s 30 years of experience and research in knowledge management, productive work-methods, and technology. At the Eric Mack Company, we use it to help our clients work smarter with their existing tools, so they can be productive instead of busy.
Each part of our plan corresponds to specific principles and practices that we teach. As we work with you, we will assess your work style to customize the steps in our plan for your greatest benefit.
The 7 Steps of our Intentionally Productive Framework
|Step||This step is about how to…||Examples of specific topics within this step|
|Think differently||Define and change your mindset to change the way you work||How to think about your knowledge, methods, and tools in concert|
|Manage your focus||Engineer your environment, systems, and mental habits to maximize your focus||Manage distractions (both external and internal)|
Your desktop and you: Rearrange your environment
|Leverage your knowledge||Organize, process, and share your most valuable asset: what you know||How to capture knowledge to make sense to your future self|
How to get constructive input from others
|Master your methods||Get the most from your tools to get more done with less effort.||Email effectiveness|
How to work with distributed teams
|Make your tools work for you||Use the tools at your disposal to share actions and knowledge with your team for greater impact||Shatter the great T-myth|
How to choose the right tools for yourself
Configure your tools to attract your mind
|Habitualize everything||Make success predictable using habits and routines||Create effective checklists|
How to identify and form good habits
|Improve continuously||Review your past to improve your future||Review your systems and habits to keep them running smoothly|
Use after-action reviews to learn from what you do