Doing more work in less time sounds like a good “ideal”, but it also seems to be running contrary to what usually go’s on in the modern workplace. I’ve done those 15 hour days when we needed to get some software out the door on schedule and it seemed more like an exercise of futility instead of productivity…Is it hard work or smart work that produces the best results?
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October 01, 2007 (Computerworld) — If you’re under pressure to get more done, the worst thing you can do is work longer hours. That’s the message in this month’s Harvard Business Review, where Tony Schwartz says the key to productivity is managing your energy, not your time. Schwartz is the president and founder of The Energy Project in New York and a co-author of The Power of Full Engagement (Free Press, 2003). He told Kathleen Melymuka how to do more high quality work in less time and get your life back in the process.