Mike and Thanh break down their productivity predictions for 2017, and discuss how the future of inboxes, notifications, and the Internet of Things will take shape over the next year.
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- Why the term “productivity” is such a buzzword and a brief look back at the history of the productivity industry
- How productivity has changed in the last decade and what it will look like going forward
- Why cross-platform solutions will be so important in 2017 (and beyond)
- What you should look for when choosing a task manager
- How the way you monitor inboxes (and which ones) will change in the future
- Why hacking email for task management is not a good approach
- How to deal with and tame all the different notifications you get
- Why people tend to become overcommitted with their time
- Why email is so inefficient when it comes to collaboration and what tools you should use instead
- How lifestyle productivity will become more important as we become more connected
- How the future will feature overwhelming options and what criteria to use when you decide what tools you’re going to use
8 Productivity Predictions
- Cross-platform solutions will become even more important
- More inboxes to monitor the more we move online
- Non-traditional approaches to email as people try to hack it to make it more manageable
- Information (and notification) overload with the rise of connected wearables
- More business, but less effectiveness
- Increased use of instant messaging (i.e. HipChat or Slack)
- Breakthrough in the Internet of Things (IoT)
- More opportunities to be distracted by “shiny new objects”
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