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Productivity for Librarians by Samantha Hines

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Motivation

It is much easier to increase your productivity if you have a reason to do so – a motivation. Common drivers of productivity include family, career success, fame and fortune. It just feels better to focus on improving yourself, your career, your family time, and so on, rather than simply ‘increasing productivity’. Such a generic notion fails to be motivating for most people. This chapter will help you identify your motivations, set up goals, and discuss work-life balance and burnout. You will also learn about setting limits and using some simple techniques to make it easier to get things done. But to begin, it is easier to get things done if you care about getting them done – if you can see the big picture.

The big picture and ...

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