Productivity for the Sake of Others

Berry Long

It seems like every day we hear about a new way to manage our productivity.  Whether it’s the classic Franklin Day Planner, a system like Getting Things Done, or a zillion post-it notes stuck to your laptop, the many options for managing productivity can get overwhelming at times.  Do you wonder if “productivity” is stressed too much? How should those in campus ministry view it?

We’ve all known people so consumed by being productive that they miss out on things that really matter.  Christianity Today recently interviewed Matt Perman (Senior Director of Strategy for Desiring God) about productivity and technology and how they relate to doing what’s important.

“There doesn’t need to be a tension between being productive and having relationships,” Perman says, “because productivity exists for the sake of people.”  He argues that technology and productivity amplify our ability to “do good” which is what we’ve been called to do.  You can find the full interview here.

Thinking clearly about productivity is more essential than ever.  Whether you use a complex task management system or a pile of Post-Its, being productive for the sake of others is always a good move.

A Theology of Workflow [Christianity Today]

(photo by Flickr user .reid.)

By Berry Long | Posted: Dec 08, 2010
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