Derek Neighbors

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Productivity Boost Your Productivity with These 3 Daily Habits!

By Derek Neighbors, Published on March 14, 2023

When it comes to productivity and organization, there are many different systems and strategies that people use to stay on top of their tasks and responsibilities. Three popular approaches are the Scrum’s Daily Scrum, The Morning Meeting, and the Getting Things Done’s Daily Review.

The Daily Scrum is a brief meeting that is held every day in a Scrum team. During the meeting, each team member answers three questions about their progress and plans for the day. The purpose is to keep the team synchronized and to identify and address any roadblocks early.

Similarly, the classroom morning meeting is a daily gathering of students and their teacher to start off the day. During the meeting, students may participate in a variety of activities that foster a sense of community and create a positive classroom environment.

Finally, the Getting Things Done daily review is a process of reflecting on the previous day and preparing for the upcoming day. The daily review involves capturing new tasks, organizing uncompleted tasks from the previous day, reviewing the calendar for upcoming appointments, and planning and prioritizing tasks for the day ahead.

While these three approaches may seem different, they share some commonalities that make them effective. One of the key similarities is the emphasis on daily reflection and planning. By taking time each day to review progress and plan for the day ahead, individuals can stay organized and focused on their priorities.

Another similarity is the focus on collaboration and communication. Whether it’s in a development team, a classroom, or a personal productivity system, effective communication and collaboration are essential for achieving goals and addressing roadblocks.

Finally, all three approaches are backed by science. Research has shown that daily reflection and planning can improve productivity and reduce stress, while collaboration and communication can improve team performance.

To apply these principles to your own life, here are three things you could do:

  1. Start each day with a brief reflection and planning session. Take a few minutes to review your progress from the previous day and plan out your priorities for the day ahead.
  2. Find a partner or accountability buddy to share your goals and progress with. Regular check-ins can help keep you motivated and on track.
  3. Use a productivity tool or app to help you stay organized and focused. Whether it’s a digital to-do list or a paper planner, find a system that works for you and stick with it.

I find a daily review every evening combined with a daily morning stand-up with my team really helps get my personal and work goals accounted for and actionable. I keep strict presence with a number of people using the Core Protocols Check-In protocol. Additionally, having a mastermind group of people that I update with personal progress on my key goals keeps my integrity in check. Find a pattern that works for you!