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WRK 100WK 4 NOTESPRODUCTIVITY"It‘s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, whatare we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau, American Writer andPhilosopherIf you‘ve ever seen ants hard at work, you might have noticed how efficiently andeffectively they get a job done. Whether it‘s building a new nest or carrying foodto the colony, ants inherently understand how to manage their priorities,resources, and time. In the human world, this skill is called productivity, and whenit comes to your life and career, productivity is absolutely essential for yoursuccess.Productivity isn‘t just about being busy for busyness‘ sake, though. It‘s aboutworking in the best way possible to get the job done. If you‘re a productiveemployee, you can manage tasks to meet deadlines and share project plans,schedules, and task lists with others so that everyone knows how the work you dofits into your team‘s vision. And, if something doesn‘t go as you hoped, you caneasily create a new plan to fulfill your changing needs.This week, we‘ll explore your productivity skill in detail and learn how it can helpyou find a balance between all of your responsibilities while boosting yourperformance in your personal and professional life.
TO-DO LIST100%PLAY: Check out the Infographic -Your Personal Productivity Matrix(5 pts)LEARN: Read about the skills you‘re learning this week and answer a fewquestions (30 pts)SUBMIT: Submit Assignment 2: Reflecting on Your Skills, Goals, andAccomplishments (100 pts)LEARNImagine your house is a mess after the holidays, and you decide to spend aSaturday cleaning it up.You start by putting a few dishes in the dishwasher. Then, out of the cornerof your eye, you see that the living room floor is littered with toys. You gointo the living room and begin to pick them up when you remember thatthere is a mountain of laundry by the washing machine. So, you hustle backto the laundry room. On the way there, your phone buzzes; your friend Leehas texted you a picture of a dachshund dressed as a hot dog. You textback and then notice that the trash is overflowing.Three hours later, you realize you are exhausted but still have a messyhouse. You were busy the whole time, but don‘t have much to show forit.Why not?Well, because being busy is not the same thing as beingproductive.

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