A new year is upon us and we would be remiss to not use this new beginning as an opportunity to break free of some of our unhealthy and inefficient work habits. Read on for some some simple tips on how to have a more productive year.
You’ve heard it over and over again, multitasking doesn’t work. It reduces efficiency and wastes more time than it saves. Yet we are constantly trying to juggle many things at once.
Do yourself and everyone around you a favor and focus your energy and attention on one thing at a time. Start with one of the biggest culprits, your email or your phone. Put down your laptop or phone in meetings, and try closing your email for periods of time during the day while you focus on other tasks. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can absorb and get done.