With summer feeling like a distant memory and the end of 2018 more clearly in sight, it’s easy to let productivity slip. With three quarters of the year already behind you, it’s time to reorganise, refresh and reevaluate everything you’ve been doing so far. Working at full capacity for months on end can be draining. These final months of the year must be planned for effectively to maintain well-being, remain realistic and reach maximum output. Read our top tips below for 3 insightful ways to make Q4 incredibly productive with the help of iMindMap 11 Ultimate or Ultimate Plus.
With end-of-year targets more pressing than in previous quarters, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at this time of year. Focus on the small stuff. Use the linear structure of Organisational Chart View to break down tasks into small, easy-to-tackle steps to reduce overwhelm.
While most challenges can be planned and prepared for, at this often turbulent time of year, give yourself time to manage the unexpected. Org. Chart View’s top-down chain of data will allow you to easily map out alternative workflows, and visually distinguish their retrospective outcomes, so you can anticipate all possibilities.
The majority of 2018 has been and gone in a flash, which probably means your inbox is overflowing and your to-do lists are no longer legible. That’s why we believe that Q4 is actually a great time for a “Spring Clean”. Why wait until next year? Dismiss any distractions and prioritise what is still relevant and really needs to be done. Display these as easy-to-digest nodes in the hierarchical and highly visual, Radial Map View. Adjust node sizes based on precedence and the likelihood of task-completion.
It’s never too late to revisit your yearly resolutions. Having cleared out unnecessary information, set yourself new goals and be one step ahead of everyone else. A great way to start is by focusing on what you do best. Centre tasks around your strengths on Radial Map View. You’ll automatically de-clutter your workday, be able to track your progress more easily, and visually plan tasks you know you can complete before the end of the year, giving you greater peace of mind.
While battling end-of-year burnout, a slowdown in pace is almost inevitable, and definitely expected. Without pressuring yourself to work at maximum capacity to meet deadlines and targets, consider introducing a catalyst to get things going more naturally. Use creativity to give a new lease of life to your projects and challenges. With Mind Map View, you’ll be inspired by radiating, colourful branches and the use of keywords and imagery. Spark associations and discover new ways of thinking, leading to innovative solutions and inventive ideas.
Don’t forget, the end of the year can also be a slow-moving time for customers. Keep your business fresh and exciting by finding more creative ways to reach your audience. Consider hosting a customer focus group and map all their ideas on Mind Map View. With the help of your customers, and a creativity boost from iMindMap 11, you’ll be able to keep your business top-of-mind going into the new year.