We all have downtimes sometimes. These are small time slots that last only for a couple of minutes. They happen when we need to wait for a train, stand in a queue in the supermarket or just sit on the couch waiting for the pizza delivery. Often, we tend to waste this valuable time. We scroll through Facebook or check the latest 9gag memes.
But it doesn’t need to be that way: We asked 13 productivity experts for their advice on productive things that you can do when you are bored.
Staying productive in a dynamic project environment is a huge challenge and requires plenty of work. Hence, setting the right goals is crucial. You can see a goal as a compass. Only if you are working towards a defined goal, you can be sure that you are on the right track. But how should you define a goal in detail? SMART goals is the cue.
These days, content marketing seems like the holy grail. Everybody does it. But only a few companies know how to do it right. Regularly publishing content regularly is no longer enough. The overload of content forces you to stand out if you want to get a significant number of eyeballs on your posts.
People have concrete demands and expectations about products. Hence, product developers and project managers are facing the challenge of defining and refining the characteristics of new and existing products according to my expectations (and to the expectations of other potential customers). Often, they use the so-called House of Quality (and a related House of Quality template) to overcome this challenge.