The 3 Dimensional Definition of Productivity with Tim Ringo
Award-winning human resources conference speaker and author of ["Solving the Productivity Puzzle – How People Engagement, Innovation and Performance Will Transform Work"](https://www.amazon.com/Solving-Productivity-Puzzle-Individual-Performance/dp/1789664764), Tim Ringo talks about the 3-dimensional definition of productivity, making the future of work more fun, how humans interact with machines and how to encourage more productivity at work.
Graham and Tim open the conversation with an insight into the productivity paradox.
> What we're seeing now, and this is what I found in my research, is that the technology in the past 10 years has been overwhelming people and organisations have not been very good at aligning people to that technology, and investing in them to align to that technology. We're really only getting back to where we were, you know, say early 2000s, in terms of levels of investment in that space.
Tim explains that there is more to the meaning of productivity and how we measure them in these modern times.
>There's a small number, and growing number, of companies that are realising that, you know, people are much more complex, and that if you can engage them in what it is you do, get them to buy into your purpose and mission as an organization, you suddenly get a different kind of workforce. There are ones that show up, not only to produce what you ask them to do but they produce more and they enjoy doing it.
Tim also talks about the difference in the progress of technology at home and at work.
> I think we're gonna have to see organisations change their policies, change their offices, and change their thinking to do that. Technology is going to be that that kind of facilitator of these things to keep people productive. So we're Jetsons at home but we're not Jetsons work yet and we have to fix that.
Graham asks Tim about his observations on how people work and how they are managed in different cultures.
>The first thing that you have to recognise is you need to show the person you understand that for them is inappropriate. Then, I think the second thing is then behaving in a way that you build trust with that person, to show that you do get it and that you can be reasonable and respectful.
Graham and Tim finish the podcast talking about pro-tirement and what it means to pro-tire.
> The UK Chief Medical Officer a couple years ago, and this is in the book as well, did a study on men who do some sort of gainful employment till about 70 and it shows the vast majority of them will live to 90, as long as you didn't have any underlying and it's really good for you, apparently, to keep doing things.
Graham Allcott is the founder of time-management training company [Think Productive](www.thinkproductive.com).
This podcast is produced by [Rizelle Paredes](https://www.linkedin.com/in/rizelleparedes04/) and is hosted on [Podiant](www.podiant.co).
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy