Copy and paste

Copy and paste is probably the most impactful productivity tool in the modern workplace.

Imagine not having it. Think about having the rewrite everything that you want to move within a document or from one document to another every time.

Now imagine what more we could copy and paste. Think about what copy and paste actually enables and what it means for how we conceive of work.

Copy and paste, of text and images, of templates, but more importantly of ideas, means not having to start from scratch every time. It means always being able to build on what went before because what went before can be easily taken into a new context. Copy and paste is a ratchet mechanism that enables progress to occur, work to become more efficient, ideas to build and grow.

Every time you creating something new, ask yourself how you can do so in a way that makes it easy to copy and paste next time you need it.