Is Productivity Contagious?

Changes ahead

Do you have one of those friends who always seems to have it together?

He’s always on time, she never appears rushed, her house looks clean and tidy whenever you pop in, he makes amazing dinners with (what looks like) minimal effort.

I’m always inspired by those people who seem to be able to get the balance right. Whenever I’m in Michele’s office I’m always inspired by her clutter-free desk top. The neatly stacked moleskin notebooks, and the non-existant paper trail that seems to build up in piles at my house! (I’m looking forward to re-doing our program with you all next week, just quietly!)

“Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.”
-Albert Bandura, Social Learning Theory, 1977

Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about moving from procrastination to action. Often people get caught up in self-help books, seminars, or shopping for things to organize their life, but really, it just adds to the clutter. Taking action will help us to achieve the goals we have for our home, relationship, career or business.

Observing may not always lead to a change in behavior, but if that observation is something your aspire to, you’re more likely to try to imitate the outcome. 

Tell us your experience! What productivity insights have you learnt from others?


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