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A Survival Guide to Feeling Overwhelmed

on May 18, 2022 9:15:00 AM By | Leo Babauta | 0 Comments | Improvement Organization Productivity Time Management
One of the biggest problems many people face today is feeling overwhelmed by work and personal tasks. There's so much to do, never enough time to do it, and uncertainly about what to focus on. Everyone feels that they're always behind and barely treading water. Fortunately, there are some powerful strategies for not only surviving an overwhelming life but turning it into a life of joy and positive impact.
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How to Make the Most Out of 24 Hours

on Apr 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Leo Babauta | 0 Comments | Productivity Time Scarcity
Most people often feel rushed, that there's not enough time to do everything. They feel that they're always behind -- and never feel that they're doing enough. This problem of "time scarcity" is one of the most common stressors in modern society.
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Effective Strategies for Addressing Meeting Overload

During the pandemic, virtual meetings became a dominant part of the workday for much of the workforce. (In fact, Zoom alone had "300 million daily Zoom meeting participants" by April 2020.1) A survey conducted in July 2020 of 3.1 million workers who went remote following work-from-home orders during the pandemic found that, when compared to prepandemic levels, employees' average workdays were 48.5 minutes longer and included 13 percent more meetings.2 Recent research on "Zoom fatigue" points to physiological factors -- "excessive amounts of close-up eye gaze, cognitive load, increased self-evaluation from staring at video of oneself, and constraints on physical mobility" -- that make virtual meetings considerably more draining than their in-person counterparts.3
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Time-Block Your Way to Productivity

on Feb 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Mike McKerns | 0 Comments | Productivity Time Management
Want to become one of the most productive people in the office? Take a page from Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other entrepreneurs and creatives who are famous for their productivity: replace traditional to-do lists with time blocks.
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Six Ways Front End Work Assures Productive Success

on Sep 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Laura Stack | 0 Comments | Productivity Management Time Management Planning
While a journey of a thousand miles really does begin with a single step (whether you’re hiking, driving, or flying), what you do before taking that step is crucial. There are always at least a few things you’ll need to prepare before you head out. For example: you wouldn’t go camping without packing a tent, sleeping bags, food, and a lighter, would you? So why go off half-cocked on a work project?
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Avoiding the Classic Productivity Drain: Six Alternates to Traditional Meetings

on Jun 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Laura Stack | 0 Comments | Productivity Meetings Time Management
We all know that traditional meetings, while necessary and useful to some extent to make decisions, can be time-wasters; in some companies, they take up most of the day. Then there are the nap-inducing slide presentations, complete with lowered lighting. Whole books have been written about the shortcomings of such meetings, so I won’t belabor them here.
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A Learning Culture Is Key to Increase Innovation, Productivity, and Retention

on Jun 5, 2019 10:19:00 AM By | Jeff Miller, Ph.D. | 0 Comments | Retention Education Employee Engagement Productivity Management
I've spent my entire career either learning or teaching. I've studied the psychology of learning, and I've been involved in helping everyone from executives to middle schoolers get better at it. I've learned a lot myself in that time – including that learning is consistently pushed last on the priority list.
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4 Ways HR Can Leverage Positive Psychology at Work

on Nov 1, 2018 2:16:15 PM By | Lynne Levy | 0 Comments | Workplace Positive Productivity
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