If you look at the first batch of things I laid out to try, you might notice a pretty obvious omission: no productivity hacks at all. I haven't picked any tools or methods to try to raise the amount of emails I answer or processes I map at the office, for example.
The main reason for this is that I don't need productivity hacks at the office. I'm not in a hurry. I'm not at all certain if larger amounts of extra time at the office (gained by doing everything even more efficiently) could be used on anything productive. It gets busy at times and then I actually have to work for about 7,5 hours efficiently during a day.
Mostly it does not.
If I would like to contribute more at the workplace, I would have to hack my engagement. It's not about not liking my work (I do) or not being able to think up new improvements (that's what my main task is) but the willingness to go an extra mile for the employer. Increasing basic productivity at this moment would just increase the amount of time I have to while away looking at cats on the Internet.
I'm not certain how much my overall happiness would be affected if I would be brimming with love with my employer. Even if I don't have an ethical, emotional or professional driver to overperform at work any more than I do at the moment, it's possible that liking your employer could be beneficial in just an instrumental, calculating sense.
There's tons of ways I could be challenged about this. I'm hoping someone will.