It seems like many people in technology are like me... easily distracted and, shall we say, somewhat 'organic' in our organization. In the struggle to become more effective in my work, there are a few tools that I have adopted:
- Twitter - a great tool for keeping on top of the latest trends in technology (and pictures of other people's cats).
- GTD - (Getting Things Done, by David Allen - an excellent methodology for organizing tasks with a focus on clearing your mind to facilitate clearer thinking and greater creativity.
- Pomodoro - a simple tool to help you keep your focus when you are actually doing the work. Here's a little about the technique: http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/ and here's the timer I use: http://pomodoro.ugolandini.com/