What if you could save 30 minutes, or even as much as an hour each day at work? What would you do with those extra 5 hours each week? How would that look for you?
Most of us get our car serviced each year, go to the dentist for our annual check up, or as the first signs of spring appear, we might invest in a personal trainer and set ourselves new fitness goals. We get regular check ups for our cars, bodies, teeth and even a spring clean for our homes.
But have you ever considered a productivity check-up at work?
Today’s fast-paced workplace means we are expected to be more productive than ever and we face more pressures than ever. But our workplaces have so many distractions – from open offices, noisy co-workers, to multiple communication systems – so it’s difficult to be productive without a strategy in place.
New information about how our brains work can help us to understand and manage distractions, save time, decrease stress and improve productivity. For example, a University of London study done on distractions and work performance found that constantly checking and responding to emails and other forms of messaging, reduces our IQ to the equivalence of losing a night’s sleep or smoking marijuana! Even a two-second disruption can lead to a doubling of errors! But you could potentially save yourself an hour a day, by removing just four distractions! This is easier than you think.
So How Do You Overcome Distractions to Have More Time?
The first step to overcoming these distractions and reclaiming your time is to understand how to leverage simple strategies. Productivity is no longer one-size-fits-all. We need a new type of training and coaching to manage the demands and pressures in today’s working life that enables us to maximise our productivity while providing us peace-of-mind.
To help you regain your time and productivity, iMastery is offering complimentary productivity check-ups (for a limited time). It starts with a quick and easy online questionnaire and is followed by a one-to-one, 20-minute discovery session.
Through the complimentary discovery session, we will work with you to explore:
» Your ‘deep work’ – the part of your job that requires your deepest concentration, thought and creativity
» How to minimise distractions and quarantine the time you need for this ‘deep work’
» How work comes to you (e.g. via emails, meetings, self-generated etc.) and therefore optimise the best ways to organise and action your work
» Optimising and customising Outlook, to-do items and your schedule
» How to most effectively manage, process and write emails
» The rhythms that support your day – especially how you start and end your day
» Delegation strategies (as appropriate)
» Your work/life balance goals.
If you are a busy professional and you would like to feel more on top of things, more organised, more productive and enjoy greater job satisfaction, we’d love to hear from you and help you create that. Register today.
P.S. How’s this for serendipitous! Let’s say you win back some extra hours during your week and you use that time to: exercise, walk the dog, meditate, catch up on sleep, spend more time outdoors, spend more time with loved ones – with the right strategies in place, all of these things have the awesome by-product of further enhancing your productivity at work.