Reading about developments in your field may seem like your lowest priority, but is it? In the 1960’s, Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” to distinguish people who worked primarily with their brains from those whose labor was more manual. If you are a knowledge worker, it makes sense to gather as much knowledge as your brain can hold. Casey’s eTip: Stay Current in Your Field Part 1
Confidence in your ability to do your job well actually stimulates relaxed productivity. But where can you find the time to stay current? You have options:
- Follow influential thinkers in your field on Twitter or LinkedIn
- Watch YouTube or TED talk videos by authors
- Listen to audiobooks
- Search online for book summaries (e.g., FourMinuteBooks.com) or videos summarizing books (e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=509V7Z9OUQA)
- Sit down with a book, printed article or your Kindle and read! It might feel luxuious.
(This eTip brought to you by the Resources link in your Productivity Chain.)