A friend of mine asked me “when you say productivity hackers meet up what exactly do you mean by that, what is it about and who are the target people”. He further added, that he is not able to get it because productivity in plain English means Increase in work output, keeping the resources and input same, this is done by bringing change using innovation or improvisations where as a hacker means a computer geek illegally intruding into a network system. So what’s the connection here between productivity and hacking Is it ‘Productivity of a hacker’ or is it ‘Hacking in to systems productivity’?
Answer is none; it’s neither the productivity of a hacker nor it is hacking into system productivity?
Productivity Hackers means those people who are curious to improvise their productivity at office as well as at their home, if he or she is a student it would mean increase in productivity in studies as well as in sports. These people are the people who discover new and better ways of doing things faster, better, easier and affordable. These curious minds are creative, innovative and have positive bent of mind to accept and adopt changes that leads to success.
Productivity ‘Hack’ means a small tips and tricks which become leverage in bringing major changes in result as compared to the previous results. ‘Hacks’ are secret sauce which when used properly can bring out a complete change in paradigm or bring out an unbelievable results.
Many of us have these secret recipes, and we keep on improvising on it from time to time. These recipes remain our treasured keep; we might share it with our close friends or family so that they can use it. Whenever someone gets access to these hacks for him or her it is an enlightening experience.
Few examples of Productivity hacks, we have seen students who appear for competitive or board exams are eager to know how a previous year’s topper studies throughout the year, what his effective habits, resources and techniques that he uses for getting best out of himself. There are many manager in organization who are approached by their peers just because they know How to use Pivot in excel spread sheets. We also find Kids on cricket playground are always eager to learn what the new ways of throwing spin ball and taking wickets.
Over the internet there are few online communities and organizations that have taken up to collate, collaborate, create and share productivity hacks; one of the important and popular such website is Life Hacker. Productivity Hackers Meet up is a meet up in the same line where experts are invited to share their ‘Big Hacks’ in the form of lecture topics like “How to do …xyz?” and participants can come and share their small hacks like a lightning pitch.
There are plenty of specific events which are industry specific or vertical specific like those related to SMEs, chamber of commerce etc., there are plenty of events which are function specific for example HR, Finance etc. But the general event for general public are only peripheral like yoga, marathon etc. There is a strong need for having platform which is engaging as well as value add in today’s attention deficit society that has a big majority of young instant gratification oriented generation. This is the first time, where an offline meet up platform is available in which general people like office goers, students etc who are confined in 9 to 6 Job or school / college can come and share their learning.