“So much time, so little to do! Strike that, reverse it.” -Willy Wonka
Even Willy Wonka couldn’t keep it straight. Between your desk phone, your cell phone, your email notifications and countless other interruptions, being productive seems to have become nearly impossible.
The irony is that all of these “interruptions” were designed to make us MORE productive. It wasn’t that long ago that I can clearly remember waiting in my office for the mail (or the Fed Ex guy) to see if a contract had arrived, or our payroll checks were delivered or that RFP I was waiting to get started on finally showed up. And when it didn’t, guess what I had to do? I had to wait until tomorrow. Imagine the horror…..(insert gasp!)
Not anymore. I’m not sure our brains are really wired to handle the barrage of productivity “helpers” that are constantly being thrown in our direction. Being productive is a real challenge, and one needs to make a conscious effort to take steps to take back our time and make it work for us.
We recently came across this great article and wanted to share it with you. Take note of just a few suggestions and see if it makes a difference in your time and productivity.
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