Most people work most efficiently when they are not distracted. Therefore, productivity goals can be more easily reached if you have a large chunk of undistracted time to get things done. This is challenging in today's world, since we are never "away from the office"- our cellphones keep us connected 24/7. So how does one reclaim distraction-free work time? We have a simple suggestion.
Go to work an hour before "opening time", but turn your cellphone off. Use this hour to sort and prioritize your inbox, take care of a project on your computer, or work on a large project without distractions. If you will be tempted to check email or surf the internet, use an app which will lock those programs for a specified amount of time.
On Mondays, plan even more time if you have a very intense week ahead of you. Get to work an hour and a half early to do your planning and prep. Don't forget to delegate everything you can to Red Butler's executive virtual assistant services. Here are some ideas of things you can delegate. Also, make sure you take a lunch break so your afternoon is also productive.
By taking some extra time before the day "officially" starts, you will be setting you and your team up for success.
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