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Time Locking for Interruption Management

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When you come across the words “bank efficiency,” more than likely “technology” and “consolidation” are in the vicinity. It’s almost an article of faith that those are the only two paths to bank efficiency: automation and consolidation. I’m all for technology innovation, but what happened to <em>managerial innovation</em>? Are managers to let technology usurp their

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Five tips for avoiding Oprah’s Regret

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Imagine being Oprah and having any regrets worth mentioning! But on turning 60 recently, she voiced a poignant one: “I think the hardest part of aging really is recognizing the time that you wasted and the things that you worried about that really didn’t matter…. That’s really the only regret that I have.” Sad as

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Interruptions in workplace cost productivity, experts say

Weatherford-based business coach and adviser Bill Bendure said his clients are addressing the interruption issue in team training that encourages workers to spend the bulk of their time working on important issues, including planning, preparation and relationship-building.

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3 steps to Recovering Stolen Time:Confront Your Time Bandits

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If somebody stole your wallet and returned it with the cash missing, you’d notice it. If you came home to find the flat screen missing over the fireplace and your jewelry drawer on the floor, you would probably exclaim, “We’ve been robbed!” So why don’t people notice when they’re robbed of a something much more

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Got A Minute? 3 little words that kill productivity

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A constant stream of interruptions all day long can make it hard to get much actual work done. But it’s possible to take your time back.   FORTUNE – Dear Annie: I work in an office that used to be a “cube farm,” which was noisy and distracting enough, but now we’ve gone to an

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