A World Transforming : Collaboration Must Have Something To Do With It?

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a wonderful resource with a huge storehouse of ideas from some of the brightest minds alive. Recently they released a special report : ‘The Shift 2007 Report- Evidence of a World Transforming’. This report explores where our planet is going and is a great source of hope about our species. The morning newspaper typically gives us all sorts of reasons for losing hope. The ‘Shift Report’ does quite the opposite. In the section entitled ‘Business: The Conscious Workplace’ a particular quote stood out for me.

“Business enterprises – by virtue of their access to resources, their flexibility, and their willingness to innovate – may be able to respond more creatively than any other institution to the opportunities present ina world in transition” (The Narings Liv Project – 2007)

Collaborating to Get Things Done

If you have read any amount of this blog you know that I am BIG into the idea of what we can achieve together. I’m not blind to the fact that we also have to be effective at getting things done when we are all on our own. In fact my own work schedule is so busy that I have to use every trick in the book to maximize my productivity.

So when I bump into something that substantially improves my ability to manage my work load – I like to share it. In case there is even one other person out there struggling to get all things they want to achieve done. Active Words is one of those things – a simple little tool that enables me to make more time by automating various functions on my computer. I won’t bother explaining it here – the site explains it better than I could. But if you have ever wondered if there was an easier way to automate opening that particular folder you visit a lot (as an example) – well yes there is and Active Words is it.