The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey (2016) proposes that Productivity is a composite function of : attention, energy and time. Managing these carefully will enable working deliberately with intention all day. Working smarter in our Knowledge Economy prioritizes attention and energy over time. He recommends focusing on the most important and urgent tasks (ala Eisenhower 2X2 Matrix)–even to the extent for selecting just 3 top ranking tasks to complete in one day.
Message for decreasing IO: (1) reducing distractions consumes time, but increases attention, (2) sleep, even naps, takes time but increases energy, (3) Focus on task–procrastination wastes time creating fatigue. Self-assessment exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Fast read. I found it valuable and instructive. Marty #EndInfoOverload