Session Details

Human at Work or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Get Better at My Job

MPD9 Management and Professional Development

Location: Skyline II

TUESDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Where does our time go? Somewhere in the middle of our overlapping project deadlines, meetings, and daily emails, we are all just trying to do good work, but it's hard to keep up. We do our best to stay organized with productivity apps and calendars and "lifehacks" but in the end we are humans and easily distracted by funny videos of cats — how can we be expected to actually get stuff done each day? It all comes down to habits. The way we check our email, where and when we have lunch, how we take notes in meetings — understanding and changing our work habits is the key to unlocking our productivity, and finding a better work-life balance. I struggled with managing my own workload for years until I started analyzing my personal productivity habits and researching ways I could improve. I found that small changes in the way that I use email, schedule my time, and manage my tasks, not only made me more productive but also led to improved communication and productivity for my team. I'll show you how some simple changes in the structure of my days and a new approach my work have helped me start replacing bad habits with good ones, and get better at my job. And I'll teach you how to evaluate your own habits, make focused productivity part of every day, and become a healthier, happier, and way-less-stressed human with way more time for enjoying all those cat videos you crave.

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David Cameron
Recruitment Marketing Web Content Producer, Ithaca College

Completely unrelated to the current UK Prime Minister, this David Cameron started out in the NYC entertainment industry, working in talent management and award-winning production companies for nearly a decade. Then his awesome wife got an awesome job and they relocated to Ithaca, NY, where his Higher Ed career began in various communications and special projects roles at Cornell University. In 2010 he joined the awesome marketing communications team at his alma mater, Ithaca College, where he is currently responsible for producing and managing admission and enrollment web content, overseeing prospective student social networks, and developing new recruitment marketing efforts through social media and other interactive technologies. He is passionate about user experiences, content strategy, teamwork, local food and drink, and mastering slight-of-hand card techniques. Awesome is his favorite word.