Productivity Debunked

Productivity. It’s a word that’s thrown around a lot in weekly meetings. And when it’s accompanied by meaningless buzzwords like synergy, dynamism and linkativity, good old productivity can lose a lot of its punch.

If you’ve ever watched How I Met Your Mother, you’ll be familiar with Barney Stinson’s unique buzzword ‘The Possimpible’. Daring to go past what is possible, and even past the impossible – to the place where the possible and the impossible meet…to become the possimpible. Got it?

We don’t either. You see, unlike those meaningless buzzwords, productivity is tangible. And luckily for us, Insurance Business has provided its readers with some top advice for improving productivity in the office.



  1. Assess your job’s passion factor

When we’re doing what we enjoy, we’re more passionate. And your job should be no exception. Start with the heart, says Insurance Business, and watch as you become motivated with the positive, heart-felt enjoyment you feel in your role.

  1. Debunk your productivity myth

One of the most common productivity myths that’s holding you back is the belief that you have more work to do than anyone else. Instead, the truth might be that you’re not managing your time efficiently. Once we drop the myth, doors will open.

  1. Take ownership of your time

It’s okay to say no to demands that aren’t within your priorities. It’s also okay to release your inner perfectionist, when it’s becoming more of a hindrance than a help.

This advice comes from the productivity guru and author Muffy Churches. There’s dozens of tips included in the Insurance Business article, which can be found here. It’s a great read if you’re serious about connectitude, tranformatation and linkativity.

 Words by Skye Jamieson