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As you may know, the purpose of a lab is to conduct pure and applied research.

Here we pursue both avenues, but our bias is clear: all our thinking starts with an end-client, customer or learner. We focus on the difference to be made with real, live human beings who are looking for solutions to challenges which have real-life repercussions.

Here is a list of some of them.

Some look at this list and their mind immediately jumps to specific behaviors or tools which appear to provide ready-made solutions. Our experience tells us that this approach just doesn’t go far enough.

Dig a little deeper and you find that in the subject of time-based productivity, there are no one-size-fits-all answers. You also discover that when people leave a program or put down a book filled with these kinds of answers, failure is the usual result.

I know because I used to teach programs which were unsuccessful.

You may say that this lab was set up so that I could atone for my early mistakes in a structured (rather than religious) way! A new approach would include (rather than avoid) the toughest questions such as:

  • If people are all different, and one size doesn’t fit all, how can training or learning take place?
  • If people need custom solutions to suit their idiosyncrasies, how can they be provided in a systematic way on a large scale?
  • If new behaviors (i.e. habits, practices and rituals) are hard to implement, but without them there’s no chance of success, how can they be made easy-to-adapt?
  • If tools are essential to time-based productivity, how should they be designed, and how should users select between them?

2Time Labs exists to bring these questions together in the same space in a search for solid answers. Where should they come from?

When I worked at Bell Labs I wasn’t alone. Around me were several thousand colleagues, most of whom were excited about some aspect of their work.

I don’t have that luxury. In fact, from where I sit in Kingston, Jamaica, there isn’t another professional in this niche on the island.

But I do have something we didn’t have at Bell Labs – the Internet.

With it, I have full access to the world’s best research in the disciplines which we bring together to find answers in this space: psychology, philosophy, operations research, management, linguistics, adult learning, physics and more.

Yes… I have fun. Can you?

Well, what are you interested in? Where should your exploration begin? Or if you have been here before, where should it continue?

Here is a quick glance at some of the resources we have developed using answers to the four core questions asked above.

Books

Special Reports

Training


Websites


MyTimeDesign for Coaches, Time Advisers

Perfect Time-Based Productivity book website

 

Q&A’s / Discussions

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On Quora

On Reddit

On Productivity Stackexchange

On Facebook

Assessments and Other Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Newsletters

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