Productive Accountability

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal contained an article I found intriguing: “The Power of a Gentle Nudge.” Those who received a reminder telephone call were more likely to maintain their exercise routine. Participants were asked how long they exercised each day and received encouragement. It just goes to show that accountability matters. I can’t help but wonder if I knew I would be reporting to someone else on my productivity every day, would I be more productive?

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4 comments on “Productive Accountability
  1. This is a great discussion. A lot of people are wondering about the aspects of productivity. They really don’t know what drives a person to be really productive. There are those who are really productive but when you ask them why are they that productive, they don’t even know how and why. This is a great post and I believe if people would get to read this they would even ask the same question.

    Great post! Thank you!


  2. […] habits that involve hard work and high rates of failure. This was gist of a Daily PlanIt post on Productive Accountability, which took the lessons of the “Gentle Nudge” article and […]

  3. Alex Tagus says:

    Some people are driven to be productive if you give them what they want. Like for example an employee who had a higher salary or has better benefits than his colleague is likewise to performed much better. These factors contributes to a person to be more productive. But there are people who are really born to be more productive, like me, I think =).


    Alex Tagus

  4. Persianas says:

    A lot of people are wondering about the aspects of productivity. Thanks for these tips.

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