Do you believe that great work isn’t about the number of output hours, but more about prioritizing tasks and enhancing productivity?
I bet you do. But we oftentimes overlook this detail and get stuck in insignificant routines. We forget that it’s not about rushing and tend to neglect the effective methods of winning clients over wisely.
Here are some goodies from three entrepreneurs in South Korea — overflowing with a sense of "bbali-bbali" (faster-faster) inside out. It's important to note that there has been a current trend of Korean corporates losing track of productivity because of the crazy work hours and and strong hierarchy. Society is telling us that it's high time for productivity.
"Productivity = Speed x Impact"
Here are three exceptional start-ups that prove that quality is king. Established by young Koreans who are highly beneficial to international customers like you — even if 90% of Korean start-ups have been categorized as more inward-focused, as per SkelterLabs' observations — despite this, they draw audiences because of their legitimately reasonable pricing and intuitive interfaces, and free trials.
That said, using them is hassle-free, thus, they are super practical and dependable.
It's friendly technology that comes in handy!
1. ChattingCat to "fix" your broken English in a jiffy
If you provide an international service as a non-native English speaker, Chattingcat would be a smart choice to correct any English boo-boos, all with the help of native English tutors.
It doesn’t edit in a fancy way but gives you real-time corrections whenever your grammar sounds a bit off and unnatural. You can also watch the correction process as it goes on. If you need a quick correction, you are good to go. Don’t spend too much on a professional proofreader, trust me, this will do the job.
2. BeeCanvas for synergistic idea collection and collaboration
Still stuck with whiteboards and Powerpoint for brainstorming and presentations?
Beecanvas is a brilliant alternative and is basically a digital whiteboard where you can consolidate ideas quickly. You can draw any shape with your mouse, or leave a comment anywhere on the screen. Files from YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive can be easily attached/posted. The flexible user interface is a merit for this prompt idea-sharing tool.
3. Simple Habit for that much sought-after focus
Last but not least, if you want you/your team to avoid becoming 24/7 working zombies and become self-aware professionals, you should try out meditation. Yes. You heard me right. Clarity at the most jarring and problematic situations, is priceless.
The programs are super easy to follow even for the busiest of people. Five minutes, and you're done. If you aren’t into life coaches or hypnotic music, this will suit you. Interestingly enough, Simple Habit was founded by a Wallstreet-banker-turned-CEO Yunha Kim who got tired of the 9-5 game and was determined to be her own boss and start something big.
These are but a few of a lot out there that I have yet to discover and report back to you. So stay tuned...
Content Curator | Cebin Jeong
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