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THE POETRY OF PRODUCTIVITY

 
  Nothing comes from nothing.

Look in the mirror

And work to achieve some fraction of such excellence.

- Joe Stenzel -
Garden
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  Their hands are busy...

their hearts join their work with joy;

the world grows better

                         - Joel Barker -
bell
 
  Encouraged, the workers found engagement

Engaged, the workers found enthusiasm

Enthused, the workers found energy

Energized, the workers found enlightenment

Enlightened, the workers found economies

Economized, the workers found encouragement

Encouraged, the cycle was accelerated

                                - Jim Rice -
Garden 2
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  Weary of six sigma approaches

Discouraged and disgruntled workers

Embrace real productivity-enhancing tools

                          - Geoff Kaufmann -
Maesil
 
  Productivity

Moving obstacles away

Streaming to sea home

                  - L.W. Hazlett -
Pine Tree
 
  Productivity

Has its own poetry . . .

Simply symphonic

                  - Maureen Schriner -
Sunset
 
  Scientists are just discovering

the truth we have known for years

that when the left brain

and the right brain

collaborate

you remove all roadblocks

along the superhighway

clear back

to the pit of the amygdala

shift into high gear

Purpose

Performance

Progress

Productivity

                - Anonymous Contributor -
Garden 4
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  Without heart and mind, the work is drudgery

With heart, the work happily goes astray.

With mind, the work is awash in planning and thinking

With heart and mind, the work is a source of fulfillment for all

                                                - Stevan Eikevik -
Angdu
 
  My father abhorred waste

The 30ies were a stern teacher

Absentmindedly

I turn off lights where I am not

He would have been proud

I'm his shadow.

                          - Tor Dahl -
Reading1
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  Productivity is not the trumpet being blown

it is the music that flows from its bell.

                          - Terri O'Connell -

mountains
 

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