We must learn, individually and collectively, to work smarter, to work faster, and to do it in such a way that we don't sacrifice the quality of the results that we're producing. Sound impossible? It's not. And here's how.
The interruption factor can be devastating! Get control of your interruptions and watch productivity soar.
Is email ruining your life and your productivity? It may not be as dramatic as that ... but if you're heart beats a little faster every time you hear that tone your computer makes when you get mail, or if you're checking your email every few minutes, maybe there's a few little things you can do to get your productivity back up the priority list.
Overcoming procrastination usually involves both better organisational and time-management skills as well as a clearer understanding of its personal or emotional meaning. Although there are some useful tips that can help you improve, it is primarily a matter of finding the ways of working that best suit you, rather than trying to rigidly follow someone else's model.
What are you working on? Are you making the progess you need to? If not, take a look at what you can do differently to improve your productivity. One small change can make a big difference.
If there's one problem shared by all in business, from solo accountants to international corporations, it's the problem of how to manage time. Alas, we all know we can't really control time. We can only control the duration of our own events. Time management is really about giving you more time to spend it where you value it most.
Your organisational success is built on your ability to produce and be a finisher. Do you want to distinguish yourself in your organisation? Reach higher levels of success? Get promoted? Then finish first.
We either have money and no spare time, or in the times when we have no money - we have lots of time! So how do we get the money, but keep the time too?
Few people are trained in workload management. Yet every job in the world entails balancing a series of "to-dos" with the clock. Here's the skills you need to develop that will help you stay balanced and in control of your agenda.
Find your balance between Directional and Reactional activity to get more done in your day - and still have time and energy for a life.
How time efficient and productive you are isn't due to the number of emails you get, the amount of calls you have to return, or the overly-ambitious 'to do' list you have waiting. Rather, it is a function of how your Pressure Pattern responds to and packages tasks and projects.
Getting the most out of your working day.
In this article I want to provide you with some simple tips to improve your time management, efficiency and productivity.
Below are some specific key words or phrases you can use in saying No to other's demands, in a way that flows naturally from your Yes, your power, and your respect. Remember that your tone and underlying intent need to be congruent with your words if they are to have the right impact.
Why spend extra hours in the evenings on work that you could have fit into the day with the right construction of your schedule?
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