In this episode of our Everyday Productivity series, you’ll learn an easy time management tip that’s designed for people with busy schedules. You’ll find out how your schedule can become your ally with a few productivity adjustments.
What Productivity Questions Does This Video Answer?
- Can you be too busy at work?
- What’s an easy time management tip?
- How can I catch up on work?
- How can I be more productive at work?
Video Transcript for Too Busy at Work
Feel like you never have enough time to get things done at work? We may have a solution for you and it may surprise you.
You start every day with big plans. You got all these goals. Everything is on your list of things to do and you hardly make a dent in it. And you feel very frustrated.
Well there’s a good chance that it’s not about your productivity but the fact that you have packed so many activities into your schedule that when something unexpected happens (boom). It all blows up.
It’s a common problem. You’re simply putting too many things into your day. I suggest that you build in a few blocks of free time into your day. Could be 15 minutes. Could be 30 minutes. You could split it up.
But the idea is you can’t touch that time. It is blocked off on your schedule.
You can’t have someone sneak in a meeting request or something like that. The idea is when the unexpected thing happens and you know it will, you don’t go into a panic because you’re trying to get everything done.
You’ve got a little extra time to play with. Maybe something doesn’t happen unexpectedly on that day. Guess what? You have a chance to catch up on everything or even start to plan ahead.
Give yourself just a little bit of a cushion. Make yourself feel more comfortable. Sometimes productivity is about having less things on your schedule. Give a shot.
About This Video Series
Ken Okel’s ongoing Everyday Productivity video series will make you more effective on the job, even when you feel too busy at work. Every week, you’ll learn a new, easy to understand tip that you can use right away.
Got a productivity problem? Let us know and we’ll feature it in an upcoming episode.
About Ken Okel
Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: http://www.kenokel.com/videos.
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