Santino Dummett on EducationI teach business and startups for free!Some time ago
How many of you can do 8 hours of work for an employer 5 days a week? And how many of you can comfortably do 8 hours of productive work for YOURSELF for 5 days on a week off? In my opinion, the ability to self-motivate and self-implement work over large timescales will be a key skill in future of working from home, working remotely, or self employment. However this is something most people are not good at, because it is not a taught skill In my opinion, teaching this throughout child development is essential, starting as young as possible. But what might this look like for a 4 year old? One idea is to have a set goal (for example a tidy house) and by a certain time the house must be up to standard. So the child gets the hang of tidying and cleaning to this deadline each day, and eventually can practice doing it themselves with no input from a parent. This would set up the thought processes, behaviours and habits that could be nurtured into a more specific productivity-based goal as the child reached 7 or 8 and is able to work towards more abstract concepts than a tidy house What do you think? Would this be useful or developing the ability to self motivate and be productive as an adult? Let me know your thoughts!

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Olivier FolletAlways curious
That is a really interesting statement, I totally agree with you. The ability so self-motivate without being 'obliged' by your employer is a skill that is hard to master. No concrete ideas on the child part, but would you have any tips for mastering this at a more adult stage ? I guess self-discipline and doing the tasks that need to be done first instead of the ones you actually want to do lay at the foundation of this.
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Santino DummettI teach business and startups for free!
Hi ! Becoming more productive gets harder the older we are, in my opinion. I personally have really struggled with it in my early 20s as I moved into being self employed and suddenly had to self motivate to work for myself from home. I think the single best book on this topic is Atomic Habits by James Clear, and there are hundreds of other books because its such a big topic I would say that consistency is key, so when trying to be productive its better to do a manageable amount on 100% of days than try to do lots and end up doing almost nothing (which is so easy to do). I have a topic on Qoorio called Self Development which is about productivity, its only got 5 insights at the moment but its where I will talk further on the topic, so keep a look out! Reading productivity books will go a very long way so I’d super recommend that Thanks!
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Eleonora OrCreator, deep thinker, artist
In my opinion many jobs should be shifted On productivity results rather than ⌚ time. It is totally unmotivating to know that no matter what you will do you always have all day (8hrs) to finish up so people tend to put difficult tasks for last losing motivation to work. More freedom does not mean unprofessional time management it means "I'm an adult I know how to work my project out I know what time suits best for my brain activity and other life plans etc etc". I could talk about it for hours but it is a wide topic. Sad to know that people still feel the need to BE CONTROLLED to be productive.
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Santino DummettI teach business and startups for free!
I agree ! I think being paid on time is a holdover from factory work a century ago, and being paid on results is a much better way for the vast majority of businesses to work This could be commission based, or just pay per project. Commission based is on results/outcome, so you are compensated based on doing well, and pay per project could be payment for large milestones or even small ones (if a task should take about two hours you get two hours pay). The reason this hasnt become widespread in my opinion is that employers simply can’t be bothered to put thought into changing their payment model. Much like how until covid, employers couldn’t be bothered to work out a way workers could work remotely. But as soon as it was needed, they all changed instantly. The benefits to productivity, loyalty and output would be massive if people were paid on results, as is evidenced in studies on the topic such as co-operative businesses. The results are very compelling. So I definitely agree, being paid on outcome (pay per project or paid commission based on success) rather than time is definitely better for the vast majority of jobs today! Thanks for the great comment
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Luke MarsDrawer / Drummer / Barista
Only new to this site and already loving the discussions! Some really great points here, I especially like the idea of results being measured by goals achieved instead of time invested. Especially since its more likely to achieve a domino effect of productivity; one successful task motivating you to complete another.
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Santino DummettI teach business and startups for free!
Thanks ! How would being better at self-motivating help you with your small business goals? And in your opinion how could being paid by result work for a barista? I could see how being paid per coffee made would mean people are paid higher during peak times, for example, and then during downtime the bar’s odd jobs (cleaning machines, stock-taking, etc) could have a small fee each when done. Meaning that employees are motivated to improve their customer technique (because they get paid more if customers come back) and find efficient ways at doing the odd jobs (because they get paid for the job if it takes them ten minutes or thirty minutes). This is an example from someone who doesn’t know anything about working in a bar (me). What would you say a good way might be? How would it help productivity?
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Luke MarsDrawer / Drummer / Barista
Thanks for the response ! Admittedly it is quite difficult to apply task-to-task motivation to customer service, as the work takes place during specific business hours. But the main issue lies in a poorly established reward system for extra work done/ overtime. Its my opinion that extra effort should be incentivised in these industries since you can't base it on commission. Eg. overtime should be paid more consistently. In any jobs I've worked so far you're just expected to put in 110% no questions asked. But hopefully more well-intentioned business owners will prioritise staff wages, instead of relying on minimum wage. I know it's not always about the money but when it's one of the only rewards you can receive in customer service it can be much appreciated. As far as learning to deal with self-employment, I've still a lot to learn!
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Santino Dummett on EducationI teach business and startups for free!Some time ago
Schools are great for teaching how to work under direct oversight, like a teacher standing over you, and this translates well to traditional work with a boss standing over you in set working hours. The world is moving towards self-directed work (especially working from home or self-employment) as well as self-directed development and learning, and this is something most people are simply not good at long term. In my opinion a key ability of our generation will be to plan and implement work at home under no supervision, and this will be one of two critical things to teach children (and adults) to prepare them for a 21st century career (I’ll talk about the second thing another time). Agree or disagree? How would you develop this ability on a national scale? Let me know your thoughts!
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Laura Cibulskyte on Education: psychologyPeople personSome time ago
Hi Laura. How does a degree in psychology help you (or not) as a product manager? Please share some examples of situations when psychological knowledge (e.g. theory, research) and skills (e.g. counselling) directly impacted your work or even the behavior of your colleagues. Thank you. 🍀
Asked by Povilas Godliauskas
Povilas, thanks for your question! It was actually a great opportunity to think retrospectively what I have learned during these years and what I am actually applying or I could do more. - The first thing that came to my mind was definitely Active listening. It is a skill that I do believe anyone can benefit from it. Giving a full attention and respect to a speaker, not trying to interpret what the one is saying, better applying mirroring or affirmations techniques, definitely helped me in a lot of conversations starting with colleagues, stakeholders, users and etc. Listening skills help me to not only show understanding and concern, that are important when talking with users or colleagues but to collect important insights/feedbacks that can be crucial in product development. - Researches and analytics is a big topic that can definitely be applied in Product Management. Understanding the ways researches are conducted, what are the differences between quantitative/qualitative data, being able to manoeuvre and actually understand what is the correlation, statistical significance and conversion rates - something that definitely came from my Psychology studies. As user research can take a big part of your product development cycle, psychology studies helped me to understand how to raise hypotheses, measure them and be critical to data and a lot of possible biases or insights. - I would also mention social psychology as a separate field/branch that can help you more understand about human behaviour, thoughts beliefs and certain patterns of thinking. As it is widely applied in the marketing field, Product Management, UX design and etc. - are not an exception. There are definitely very common principles as: social proof, recency effects, Gestalt principles and many more that I found myself thinking of. The whole field of applied social psychology is about understanding why we behave in certain ways - I guess understanding the concepts answers sometimes helps to answer a lot of questions when developing a product for a smart conscious human being. - And the last one. For me - Psychology is about the people, curiosity and never ending learnings - values that leads me through every step in my personal and career development:) 🚀✨

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Povilas GodliauskasTech Recruiter & Career Coach / Founder @ coach.lt
Great answer! Deep and informative.
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Laura Cibulskyte on Education: psychologyPeople personSome time ago
Few aspects on why applied psychology is HOT and how it can provide technology companies with rich insights about human behaviour 🧠 Psychology is not only about clinical therapy, it’s way broader! https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/11/trends-applied
Trend report: Applied psychology is hot, and it's only getting hotter
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Laura CibulskytePeople person
Hey thanks for sharing your thoughts! I love that the field is so broad, especially research topics and implications. Sometimes, I am a bit sceptical about those popular tests or quizes, but just how with everythig you have to stay critical!:)
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