January Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators
Welcome to a New Year Volunteer Coordinators!
The end of the year naturally brings on both reflection of the past and planning for the future. What did we do well with our volunteer program? What did we accomplish? What did we learn? What could we improve? What opportunities are on the horizon?
As you work on goals for your 2019 volunteer program, it’s also a good time to examine personal productivity — what lifts you and your volunteers to do your best work? Sometimes all it takes is a short break or having a healthy snack to rejuvenate. Other times, it might be about focusing on the more meaningful tasks rather than crossing off the easy ones. And most often, it’s about being deliberate in controlling your behavior and environment.
This month, we share resources that point out where you might be stumbling with your productivity and how you can get focused and back on track.
Happy New Year and here’s to a productive 2019, Volunteer Coordinators!
Personal Productivity for Volunteer Coordinators
These four small mind-set shifts will make you more productive:
Harvard Business Review — To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To
Andre Bennett, Virginia Commonwealth University — Research shows that taking microbreaks of less than 10 minutes can lead to replenishment
Terry College of Business, University of Georgia — Research shows that volunteering can actually enhance productivity in the workplace
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