A toolbox for academic productivity - from efficiency to effectiveness

Half-day workshop for PhD students: November 16, 2021, online 1 pm–4pm

The workshop provides you with a toolbox for increased academic productivity. The
background of this workshop is that we often focus on what/the content of our work, but
sometimes we forget to pay attention to our own work process, or how we work, think
and act. However, the process is central in order to complete our work on time and feel
well during the process. More specifically, you will learn three academic productivity tools
– the 80/20 principle; end product focus, and the unit method – and apply them to your
own work situation.

You will:

  • Try new productivity tools that are easy to implement and have large impact
  • Get an increased sense of control through practical productivity tools
  • Share experiences and best practices with other participants

Workshop instructor

Katarina Mårtensson has a PhD in educational development and works as senior lecturer at Lund University. She is deeply engaged in pedagogical development. Over the last 20 years she has worked on the topic of academic development in higher education. She regularly uses the unit-method, the weekly schedule, and reflection on performance requirements to further increase productivity and support well-being.