Modern day office professionals are ruled by technology and conduct most of their business via email, text, Skype or some other software in a gadget. This saves both time and money as travel is no longer required and business rapport is streamlined. But office professionals shouldn’t neglect the power of that old technology, the phone.
Do you find yourself staying late at work and having to explain to your family and friends why you’ll have to join them late for dinner? Do you feel as if you’re spending more and more time at work and sacrificing your personal time for a paycheck? Do you feel like you don’t have a life outside of the office? Well, the problem may be that—like many office professionals—you’ve bought into the concept of multitasking, which can be a big mistake. As the video explains, it has to with how your brain processes information.
From fussy clients to unexpected deadlines, workers are accustomed to dealing with factors that affect their productivity. Yet some of the greatest obstacles aren’t external; rather, they are mental blocks that keep people from reaching their full potential.
Email can be an important work tool for office professionals. On the other hand, it can also be a time-consuming distraction that can make it more challenging to get our work accomplished. And as many of us know, all it takes is one stressful or negative email to derail our progress for the entire day.
Moms throughout the nation will be receiving flowers, breakfast in bed, homemade cards, and other tokens of appreciation this Sunday in celebration of Mother’s Day. We all know that the selfless, wonderful things a mother does each day are priceless, but what if there was some way to try to measure her worth in dollars and cents?
For an office worker, the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It helps you research data and find important information quickly. But it also is the source of many tempting distractions that make it tough to concentrate on work.
If you’ve ever had a moment when you realize that you’ve spent an hour online and haven’t accomplished anything besides checking and updating your social media profiles, you know all about online productivity pitfalls.
Just as an employer should understand when you occasionally need to take a personal call during work hours, employees should expect that instances may arise when they will need to be contacted after business hours. But when your cellphone doesn’t let up with work-related calls or you feel you must check your incoming messages every 15 minutes, it’s time to re-evaluate your relationship with technology.
Some office professionals talk as if they have no control over their lives. From overbearing bosses and unwieldy workloads to midnight emails and early morning phone calls, many office professionals feel they have surrendered their very lives in exchange for a paycheck. This may in fact be true. And they only have themselves to blame.
Most office professionals have their own systems for managing their time, which makes sense considering that we’re all individuals with our own approaches to life, our responsibilities and how to organize the day-to-day of our careers. However there are still legions of office professionals out there who haven’t found the winning formula for maximizing their time at the office.
Procrastinators tend to get a bad rap, being seen as lazy or unmotivated employees. But there might be another reason why some people tend to put things off and then struggle to complete tasks on time: perfectionism.