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Nip procrastination in the bud and focus on ways to maximise your productivity! World Productivity Day celebrated every June 20th is dedicated to improving how we work and live. It’s not about working harder but smarter, encouraging us all to become more efficient and find new and modern ways to achieve more in less time.

The Significance of World Productivity Day

World Productivity Day hopes to inspire individuals and organisations to boost productivity by adopting smarter work strategies. It reminds us to rethink or evaluate how we manage tasks and look at new ways to improve performance and well-being by using the latest tools and technologies.

The day promotes innovation and the sharing of success stories that hopefully can motivate others. A habit or success story I’m happy to share is not constantly checking my emails and messages every time there is a ping or notification. Responding immediately to every message and or ping will suck up your time better than a Dyson! 

Instead, I opt to have set times to check messages with periods of what I call deep work in between using an analogue timer. This is my adaptation of the Pomodoro Technique, a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 19080’s. The Pomodoro Technique method is based on 25-minute stretches of focused work broken up with 5-minute breaks. A longer break of 15 – 30 minutes is typically taken after four consecutive work intervals. Each interval is called a Pomodoro, which is Italian for tomato, why? Simply because Francesco's timer was shaped like a tomato!

By reflecting on our work habits and striving for continuous improvement, we can achieve a more happy and balanced life.

A Historical Perspective

World Productivity Day has an interesting history, highlighting key milestones that have shaped productivity. Such as the invention of mechanical clocks in the 1300s, marked the beginning of structured time management. In 1913, Henry Ford implemented the first assembly line, revolutionising mass production and significantly enhancing efficiency.

Throughout history, figures like Ernest Hemingway revealed that when he was working on a book or story he would write only in the morning as soon as after first light resulting in increased productivity. It is reported that Hemingway would get up between 5.30 and 6 am, without fail and irrespective of how much he had drunk the night before!

Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in 1943 provided insights into human motivation and its link to productivity. In the context of productivity, Maslow’s theory recognises that an individual can be productive and motivated to achieve more when they feel healthy, safe, secure and in a positive environment.

These milestones remind us that productivity encompasses more than just work, it involves creating impactful habits for success and fulfilment. Today we can choose from a plethora of apps, platforms, time management tools and of course the avalanche of AI tools. 

Enhancing Workplace Productivity with Zebra Technologies and Enterprise Mobility

In the fast-paced business environment, productivity and efficiency are crucial. Zebra Technologies, a leader in enterprise mobility solutions, has significantly contributed to enhancing productivity in the workplace through its innovative products and services. Zebra Technologies and enterprise mobility have transformed the modern workplace, improving workflow efficiency, employee performance, and overall business outcomes.

Mobile Computers

Zebra’s range of mobile computers is designed to help businesses work, faster, smarter and better. From handhelds and tablets to wearables and vehicle-mounted computers, there’s a solution for every business environment to enhance workflow and efficiency

Improved Employee Performance

By providing reliable and efficient tools, Zebra Technologies helps employees focus on their core tasks rather than dealing with device-related issues. The rugged design and long battery life of Zebra's devices ensure that employees can work uninterrupted throughout their shifts, leading to higher overall productivity.

Case Studies and Applications

Retail - In retail environments, Zebra's mobile devices are used for inventory management, price audits, and customer service. 

Healthcare - Zebra's healthcare solutions are designed with medical-grade materials and enhanced security features, ensuring compliance with healthcare standards. These devices facilitate better patient care by enabling real-time access to patient records and efficient communication among healthcare professionals.

Manufacturing and Logistics - In manufacturing and logistics, devices improve workflow efficiency with features tailored for inventory management, product picking, and route optimisation. Enhanced durability and connectivity ensure that these devices can handle the rigorous demands of these industries.

Zebra Technologies, through its innovative enterprise mobility solutions, has significantly improved workplace productivity across various industries. By providing robust, reliable, and user-friendly devices, Zebra helps businesses streamline their operations, enhance employee performance, and reduce operational costs. 

For more information on Zebra Technologies and their range of enterprise mobility solutions, visit Zebra Technologies

Embracing Technology for Better Productivity

On World Productivity Day, it's essential to recognise the role of technology in enhancing our work and life. Enterprise mobility solutions enable employees to work efficiently from anywhere, improving collaboration and productivity. 

By integrating these advanced technologies into our daily routines, we can achieve a more balanced and productive life. World Productivity Day encourages us to think creatively, push boundaries, and continuously seek ways to improve our work habits.

The Role of Multiplexx Technologies

Multiplexx Technologies can significantly enhance your business productivity through its comprehensive enterprise mobility management services. By offering expert device staging, configuration, and deployment, Multiplexx ensures that mobile devices are fully optimized for operational use. 

Our robust cybersecurity protocols and 24/7 monitoring safeguard sensitive business data, while their project management and on-site maintenance support streamline processes and minimize downtime. These tailored solutions enable businesses to efficiently manage their mobile assets, improve workflow visibility, and drive superior performance across various industries.

Get in touch today and see how Multiplexx Technologies can help your business today.


World Productivity Day is a call to action for everyone to reflect on their work habits and strive for continuous improvement. Let's celebrate World Productivity Day by adopting smarter work strategies, leveraging cutting-edge technologies, and setting new goals for growth and efficiency.