Being a legal professional is demanding. Improving time management and productivity leads to increased professional success and reduced stress. Senior partners, associates, paralegals and office managers benefit from optimizing workspace, using technology tools, and avoiding distractions to become more efficient.

There are many books out there with advice on what to do to improve productivity. Here are two of the latest to join the collection.

In his book, Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More, Jason Womack outlines a strategy for being more productive. Key takeaways include:

  • Building a collaborative business community
  • How to effectively use your time, energy and focus
  • Creating your ideal working ecosystem
  • Making conscience choices in your professional and personal life

For an interview with Womack and an in depth review of his book, read Find Your Productivity Hot Spot by John McDermott, Inc. Magazine.

Sounds good, you might say. How does this relavant to legal professionals like me? Are there any productivity books written by an attorney?

Yes, there is. Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and legal professional who has worked in the private and public sector, has published his top productivity tips. In his book Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, he stresses the importance of healthy work/home balance where success is measured not by the number of hours spent at the office, but what you achieve for your clients.

He sat down for an interview with Dan Schawbel for Forbes Magazine to talk about his experiences as a major company executive and how he manages his time.

Finally, Courtesy of Marketo, here is an infographic illustrating how to destroy your productivity in the office.

Infographic on how to destroy your productivity