Do this to increase focus and output

“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target and hold it there, you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants” - Zig Ziglar

We’re more effective when we’re able to work in a rhythm. However, performing at our optimum level within an office environment can be challenging due to fragmented and disjointed workflows that can happen when trying to work amongst a level of interruptions, distractions and meetings. To succeed, it’s imperative to establish and maintain our preferred rhythm that’s complimentary to achieving targeted outcomes within expected timeframes.

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Processing like-minded tasks in batches aids productivity

Depending on your age, I’d like you to either remember or consider the work environment before the internet, email, instant messaging, mobile phones, open plan offices, shared workbenches, etc. It doesn't seem possible that these have only been phased in over the last 30 years? Or that companies actually successfully prospered for 100 years without these?

The items listed have generally positively improved productivity by increasing speed, collaboration and communication while reducing silos in organisations. In some aspects though productivity has reduced due to sometimes unrealistic expectations of instant responses, coping with increased levels of distractions and interruptions which often sees many knowledge workers having difficulty in keeping up with their workload.

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