Monday, January 13, 2014

Can you get work done at work?

Dean Newlund, AZ Republic, Jan 12, 2014, quotes Jason Fried, author of Rework, on actually getting quality work done in the office.

Many people do better on a plane or in a coffee shop.

At the office, there can be too many meetings, interruptions, noise. Employers need to remove roadblocks, Fried says.

Cancel all unnecessary meetings. Make decisions at meetings, not just exchange info.

Be realistic about what you can accomplish in a set amt of time--say no, if you must.

Check email only twice a day. It takes 15 mins to regain focus after checking.

Another writer, Tony Schwartz, author of The Power of Full Engagement, says managing your energy is as important as managing your time.

Walk during one-on-one meetings--exercise increases energy. Have no-talk afternoons.

You don't have to be overworked to be productive.

I guess. The one thing I try not to do is skip around, do a little of this, some of that. I don't always succeed.

Darn--where was I?  

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