Productivity

Productive Collaboration vs. Unproductive Collaboration

By Zachary Fruhling August 5, 2019

Collaboration is often touted as an inherent virtue in the modern world, whether in business, education, product development, or product design (instructional design or otherwise). It is important, however, to distinguish between productive collaboration and unproductive collaboration (or, even worse, counterproductive collaboration). Unquestionably collaboration has many benefits, such as inclusiveness, the sharing of a plurality… Read More

The Act of Planning vs. Acting on a Plan

By Zachary Fruhling December 13, 2018

My maternal grandfather gave me some of the best life advice I have ever received: “Always have a plan.” Having a plan helps you set your goals and figure out the necessary steps to achieve them. Too often, however, having a plan (or acting on a plan) is confused with the act of planning. Having a… Read More