I met Mark during Inventors’ Alliance of Canada regular meeting in Toronto. I met many interesting and creative innovators in this organization. The Inventors’ Alliance is a non-profit association dedicated to helping inventors developing their business through education, recognition, friendship and support as stated in its mission statement “Supporting the Spirit of Innovation”. Check out their site if you want to know more.
Couple days ago I got an e-mail from Mark updating what’s been going on with his life and work. He was once worked for one of top players in FMCG industry. He left it to build his own company – Pace Productivity Inc. – that helps people in organizations to manage their time effectively and to be able to have optimum productivity. This is what he wrote to me:
There have been two big birthdays here in the last year. In July I turned fifty, and just three weeks ago, my wife Susan gave birth to our son Matthew. A half-century difference!
Meanwhile, the TimeCorder, our innovative tool for improving corporate productivity, has now been used in 29 countries. Employees continue to enjoy tracking their time with it. And over the last year, after some long and hard R & D, we completed some major improvements to the device.
Recent clients are in financial services, oil and gas, retail, health care, and pharmaceuticals. Our database of time-use information now surpasses 200,000 hours of data, collected since 1990. In the academic realm, I collaborated on a time study of new mothers with Dr. Julie Smith of the Australian National University. And along with another associate, Ann Gomez, we’re embarking on study of CEO productivity.
I recently posted some new tips on how to overcome team tension. If you work on a team, you’ve probably encountered it. Look for the tips here.
On the volunteer front, I was involved in saving a local historic movie theatre, helping inventors start their businesses, planning for a local park, and providing consulting to non-profit organizations.
Let me know if I can help improve your productivity through training, consulting, or time studies.
Your time is worth it.
Just contact him if you need assistance in time management, goal setting, etc.
“Managers spend an average of 30% of their time on administrative activities and only 9% on planning.”