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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The High Cost of the Interruption Culture

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And how to stop paying it. When people talk about “the interruption culture” in today’s workplace, there’s a tone of resignation. It’s as though the interruption culture is immutable – as though interrupters must be permitted to continue their depredations no matter how injurious to productivity, job satisfaction, and work/life balance. Just do your best

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Pre-Order the Time Bandit Solution Book

Time Bandits steal your precious time and what are you going to do about it? There are those books that will tell you to “Just Say No!” when your Time Bandits interrupt you, but “Just Say No!” could be very self-destructive. So, to avoid insulting them, how do you get the benefits of “no” without

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We Live in an Interruption Culture

Your office phone rings nonstop with sales pitches while Girl Scouts interrupt you at home to sell those delicious cookies that are only available once a year. Emails clutter your inboxes, and you send them to the trash while the FedEx package on your desk screams, “Open Me!” Interruption repeats. Distress manifests. Productivity diminishes. It’s

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Speed It Up Boys! Copying with Layoffs.

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This morning I read in Forbes, “Layoffs in Tech Now a Permanent Feature.”  Dell, JC Penney, and Disney are announcing fresh layoffs. It made me think of Lucy in the Chocolate Factory.  You know – that classic routine where a frantic Lucille Ball can’t cope with the chocolates coming faster and faster down the conveyor

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