One can avoid being a slave to calendar tool defaults by following a few strategies. Firstly, map out your week based on your important objectives for the year and each month. Secondly, block out time to complete specific tasks. Thirdly, follow a realistic to-do list by assigning times to each task. Fourthly, default to 30-minute meetings instead of the standard one-hour meetings unless you absolutely need an hour. Lastly, quit multitasking as it makes you less productive.

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One can balance between meetings and tasks effectively by mapping out the week in advance, blocking out specific time for tasks, following a realistic to-do list, defaulting to 30-minute meetings unless an hour is absolutely necessary, and quitting multitasking. It's also important to leverage edge times, such as early mornings or late evenings, when there are fewer distractions.

There are several resources available for improving productivity. These include productivity apps like Asana, Trello, or Evernote that help with task management and organization. Online courses or workshops on time management can also be beneficial. Reading books on productivity, such as 'Getting Things Done' by David Allen or 'Deep Work' by Cal Newport, can provide valuable insights. Additionally, implementing productivity techniques like the Pomodoro Technique or the Eisenhower Box can also be helpful. Remember, the key is to find a system that works best for you and your specific needs.

Some other ways to ensure productivity in a team include setting clear goals and expectations, promoting open communication, providing the necessary tools and resources, encouraging continuous learning and development, recognizing and rewarding performance, and fostering a positive and supportive work environment. It's also important to regularly review and adjust strategies as needed to maintain productivity.

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