If we are looking to gain some time consider taming some of these distractors:
* Email - From Notable.ca's indication that professionals are spending 13 hours a week on email, to the Daily Mail stats that we are spending 50% of our time with email and other technology, email is a time consumer. Whether we look to color code our emails, encourage smarter use of subject lines, or encourage people to think twice about how email is used, this is a key area of lost productivity.
* Meetings - Attentiv.com has done a great job of breaking down meeting stats for the US. Note that almost 34 % of those surveyed found that it was unproductive. What can you do this week to make your meetings more effective?
* Managing Interruptions - It's not only the interruptions that hurt us, but also the time it takes to get back on course, estimated at about 23 minutes.
A plus side of some virtual work arrangements is that there are fewer interruptions from people dropping in etc.
If you were able to glean a little more time somewhere n the day - where would you find it have the greatest impact - in more one-on-ones, reporting, planning?
Have a great week,
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