Best Productivity Websites
If you’re looking to increase the productivity of yourself or your team, the first place to look is productivity websites.
Since reading Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” many years ago, I’ve been fascinated by the subjects of productivity and self-improvement. I’ve read tons of books on these topics but have come to realize that the best productivity websites offer just as much value. Over the years, I’ve discovered and curated the best productivity websites that I rely on for solid information and tips. Today I’m sharing the best of these here.
In coming up with my list of the best productivity websites, I’ve realized that some are much more skewed towards individual or personal use, and other focus more on organizational and team productivity. Yes, the line is quite blurry here as, for many of us, our work and personal lives are intermingled and integrated to such an extent that it’s hard to separate them. But still, some productivity websites lean one way or the other so I’ve decided to break them into productivity websites for personal use, and productivity websites for businesses.
Best Productivity Websites for Personal Use
James is probably my favorite writer on productivity. He delves into the science of productivity and uses real-life examples of people that have used various productivity strategies throughout history. His writing is easy to read and very practical. He is most known for his articles about habit change and has recently released a book on this topic.
The team at Asian Efficiency do a great job of writing about many aspects of productivity. Their subjects range from the mindset of productivity, to self-care, to specific tools to use to be more productive. They also offer courses on improving productivity.
At first glance, Leo Babauta might seem a bit woo-woo, but once you get into his articles, you’ll realize the thinking and advice is solid and actually very practical. After all, so much about being productive is about understanding and overcoming(!) our own psychology. Leo writes about minimalism, but also applies this to our workload – which of course, involves the hard work of prioritization.
I’ve been following Benjamin Hardy for a long-time now and he never disappoints. His writing is thoughtful and often combines personal examples from his own life. Usually fairly long articles but always well-written and thought-provoking.
This is not so much a productivity website, but here you can subscribe to Dan’s productivity blog which is always worth reading. The emails from Dan at One Productivity each contain one idea that you can implement to increase personal productivity straight away.
Darius is another writer whose articles I always look forward to reading. He usually shares a personal story or example of someone else, and then ties it into solid advice. Much of his writing is about mindset and psychology.
The Right Inbox blog is the go to resource for email productivity tips. The majority of their articles feature gmailing tips and hacks. Supercharge your emailing efforts by following their advice from the blog.
Brendon is well known in the productivity space and has a large online following. He publishes short video blogs on a regular basis and they’re always inspirational.
Taylor writes high quality, long-form essays about productivity, mental models & system, and blockchain & cryptocurrency. Her articles are always extremely insightful and give you a new way of looking at your behavior.
Most of you probably know LifeHacker – it’s a great resource for finding out about new ideas, technology, or maybe new ways to use old technology.
Best Productivity Websites for Businesses
Chris Ducker has become known as the king of outsourcing and delegation. He has some very practical tips and resources for entrepreneurs who need to grow to the next level – including his fantastic “3 Lists to Freedom” method. He also talks about personal branding and a variety of other subjects for growing businesses.
The Hubstaff team has put together a great resource containing useful articles for growing businesses. Many of their articles are focused on productivity for businesses – often with case studies, book summaries and ways to use productivity tools (including their own time-tracking tool of course).
The HRCloud team also writes great articles about teamwork, managing employees, team culture, team engagement, and basically everything team related. Of course, they also write about tools for managing teams – including their own software.
This is a relatively new productivity website but Veronica Wold has recently put together a fantastic video interview series with some top productivity thinkers – including David Allen (from Getting Things Done). This is definitely worth watching and I’m sure there’ll be more from Veronica soon.
Of course, we have to mention the Actioned blog too! We’re regularly writing articles about team productivity and productivity hacks for individuals. Every team is comprised of individuals after all!
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The Actioned App is a productivity tool for teams and individuals and it’s based on many of the productivity principles from these top productivity thinkers.
What do you think? Have we left out any other amazing productivity websites that you use? Let us know!