Using to-do lists to infer knowledge workers' temporal perceptions

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dc.contributor.advisor Ballard, Dawna I.
dc.creator Wilson, Ashley Lynae
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-13T16:49:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-13T16:49:46Z
dc.date.created 2011-12
dc.date.issued 2012-02-13
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4422
dc.description.abstract In today’s productivity-driven work culture, many knowledge workers use to-do lists to stay organized. In this study, workers from both the United States and Norway were interviewed about their to-do lists. The interviewees’ to-do lists communicate the various cycles to which they are entrained (non-work activities, colleagues’ schedules), as well as their respective views about the enactments and construals of time. These interviews also reveal how to-do lists serve as memory aids to knowledge workers. Additionally, to-do lists themselves appear to be living documents, changing and evolving as tasks are regularly completed and added. This study also provides suggestions for further research on these enormously popular organizational tools.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject To-do lists
dc.subject Productivity
dc.title Using to-do lists to infer knowledge workers' temporal perceptions
dc.date.updated 2012-02-13T16:50:11Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4422
dc.contributor.committeeMember Browning, Larry D.
dc.description.department Communication Studies
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Communication Studies
thesis.degree.discipline Communication Studies
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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