Work Smarter!. Staff Professional Development June 5, 2014. Agenda. What is Working Smart? Boosting Your Brain Function Tips for Working Smarter Brainstorm. What Does Working Smarter Mean?.
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Staff Professional Development
June 5, 2014
Work: A job or activity that you do regularly to earn money; the place where you do your job; the things that you do as part of your job. (Miriam Webster)
Smarter: Very good at learning or thinking about things; showing intelligence or good judgment.
Working Smarter: An empowered state of habitually and strategically achieving more goals, more often.
-Visa Development http://vista-development.com/ws/working_smart.htm
Stephen Covey tells a story about a woodcutter who’s saw gets more blunt as time passes and he continues cutting down trees. If the woodcutter were to stop sawing, sharpen his saw and go back to cutting the tree with a sharp blade, he would actually save time and effort in the long run.
What does this mean? Having a balanced program for self-renewal in the areas of our life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.
Take a Nap
Take a Nap!
Research indicates that when memory is first recorded in the brain, it is ‘fragile’ and easily forgotten, especially if the brain is asked to memorize more things. By taking a nap, you are pushing memories to the “more permanent storage” preventing them from being “overwritten”.
Take a Nap
Study of participants that did remarkably better on a test following a nap vs. those that did not sleep.
Spend Time in Nature
By spending time in nature, it helps to reset our attention span and relax our minds.
Be Happy! Learn to maintain a positive state of mind.
Shawn Anchor – American educator, author and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology.
“Your ability to make great decisions is a limited resource.”
What are Work Smart Tips you have used?
Why have they worked?