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Donna McGeorge champions a new approach to productivity, emphasising that creating intentional space is the key to achieving it. By reimagining space and dispelling the myth of “wasted time,” she helps individuals and organisations live more deliberately and purposefully, leading to greater impact and less burnout.

When was the last time you sat down and did nothing? This episode will make you question if you might be addicted to activity!

In this episode, we chat with productivity coach Donna McGeorge about the value of adding space into our lives and diaries. 

You’ll learn some tips for carving time back in your day and making your workday work for you. This is an inspiring chat with practical takeaways for busy people!

I’d love to know your top tips for getting back time in your week! Share them over on LinkedIn.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The obsession with doing more and more
  • How we’ve become unaccustomed to space
  • Stopping to think and breathe is rare
  • Adaptive capacity
  • Your diary needs about a 15% gap each day
  • Blocking out time in your diary 
  • Meeting cultures in workplaces
  • Perception by others about stopping
  • Being addicted to activity, and the power of daydreaming
  • How long can you sit for and do nothing?
  • “No” is a complete sentence
  • Capacity is a magical word
  • Refreshing honesty of saying no
  • Overpromising and not delivering
  • What would happen if you said no?
  • Reasonable human beings managing competing demands
  • Having energy left in the tank for loved ones
  • Doing three things today that will make tomorrow easier
  • Working in your energy zone
  • AI could be the key to giving us back time and space!

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More about Reimagining HR

Have you ever hoped for someone to save you time and effort by sorting through the overwhelming amount of HR content and letting you know what deserves your attention?

Join HR Game Changer Trina Sunday as she challenges conventional HR practices and dives into the heart of what matters. After two decades in HR, Trina understands the struggle of feeling time-poor and uninspired. She uses her knack for connection and facilitating meaningful storytelling to bring fresh perspectives from global thought leaders and real people who’ve been where you are.

From successes to setbacks, she’ll navigate it all as we strive for happy and healthy people and workplaces. Reimagining HR is your shortcut to meaningful insights and strategies that make a difference.

 

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