While conventional wisdom often states that people should devote all of their energy to concentrating on the job at hand, doing more than one thing at a time might actually be helpful – if the alternate activity engages a sense other than the one needed for the main task.
In order to be productive and use your time efficiently, it’s important to be very diligent about managing your time. You have a limited amount of time in which to accomplish at lot, so every minute is precious and must be protected. This may require you to be as disciplined as a drill sergeant when guarding your time and preventing anyone—including yourself—from sabotaging your schedule.
If you are on a seemingly endless quest to find the one tool that will help you stay on track of everything you have to do, you should check out Workflowy. It is designed as a note-taking tool but in reality it becomes (according to its many fans) a way to organize your day—and perhaps your whole life.
With the selection of teams for March Madness right around the corner (March 17, to be exact), water cooler chat at workplaces is bound to turn to college basketball. Is such a high-profile, multi-week event (the championship game isn’t until April 8) disruptive to office life, or does it help to bring employees together?
When it comes to being as productive as possible, a little bit of planning can make a big difference. As this article notes, making a habit of devoting ten minutes every morning to planning your day may really help you become more organized and productive.
For many of us who do a lot of online tasks –or just a lot of web surfing—browser tabs can be the bane of our existence. They can seem to spring out of nowhere and multiply with amazing speed. Often within a few minutes of getting on the computer we may have more browser tabs open than we can count.