Many people realize that multitasking is not the best way to get work completed. However they experience many small interruptions in their day, e-mail, texting and phone calls that take away from concentrating on a project.
“Drive by” conversations, when colleagues stop by your desk or stop you in the hall and give you information also take time away from important tasks to be completed. As well the information may be forgotten or lost.
Some offices have designated a specific time of the day for working on projects. It is an interruption free time to concentrate on work during which employees can’t send or answer emails, texts, phone calls, attend meetings, etc. Each office is different so the designated time maybe office wide or scheduled into each person’s work day, week, or month individually. It is important that this time and format is respected by your colleagues and supported by management. You maybe surprised how much you can get done in one hour with no interruptions and your full concentration on one task at a time.
Contact Julie at Mind over Clutter to come and speak at your office.
Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She enjoys working with her clients to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She reduces clutter, streamlines processes and manages time to help her clients be more effective in reaching their goals. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org