Technology can save us a lot of time, but it can also rob us of our focus. Constantly looking at your phone, or checking your email will make you much less productive at work. When you are working on an important project, you should close your email and ignore your phone. Every time you allow yourself to be distracted, you lose valuable time. Every time you change your focus, your mind has to reorient itself to what you were doing before the distraction.
A useful analogy is an assembly line. If you are producing multiple products, you would finish producing the first product, before producing any other products because you would have to retool your assembly line before you began production of the second item. Your mind has to retool itself every time you change focus. This is very inefficient and hurts your productivity.
Most time management experts recommend you limit checking email to once or twice a day to avoid its disruptive effects. The worst thing you can do each day when you get to work is check your email, but that is what most people do. That is why I use the Delay Delivery option in Outlook to deliver my emails that require action to arrive in people’s inbox first thing in the morning. That way my email will be at the top of their inbox. They will be more likely to respond quicker than if it were at the bottom of their email inbox because I had sent it the previous evening.
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I hope you have found these suggestions helpful. Best wishes and best health!
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