Feeling overwhelmed with an impossible work load?
Juggling endless demands on your time?
Stressed out about how to “get it all done?”
If so, you’re not the only professional struggling to keep your head above water.
According to a Towers Watson Global Workforce Study, 46% of respondents said the amount of work expected to be done is unreasonable and 47% agree stress levels are unmanageable.
Plus, there’s an unprecedented amount of data flying around offices these days. According to an AIIM 2013 Enterprise Content Management Survey, “content chaos resulting from an inability to effectively manage unstructured data (e.g., emails, documents, etc.) is a significant problem…”
Plus, it’s easy to get distracted by competing priorities and random interruptions, but multitasking or switching rapidly between tasks and “attention-grabbers” like email are costly. There’s a ton of data showing multitasking is a myth and how much mental energy is lost when you try to do too much at once.
And let’s not forget about email, too – the most common form of business communication there is. According to Radicati Group, in 2014 business users sent and received an average of 121 emails per day. This is expected to grow to 140 emails per day in 2018, which doesn’t help those who already feel completely overwhelmed by email. They don’t know what to do with the emails they get now.
In unpredictable, overloaded workdays, what you need is clarity and control – as much as you can get. You need systems and processes to be established, solid and reliable. And the more predictability you have about what you need to do and when – ALL tasks – the more prepared you’ll be to handle anything that comes your way without losing control or losing ground on your productivity.
Productive Day® Building Blocks will help you build a more productive day from the ground up. If you don’t have a solid foundation, you’re working on shaky ground, and this is when your progress can stall and your performance will drop.
But get a sturdy foundation in place and you can build on it and make your productivity and progress stronger. Each Building Block you receive in this series offers a recommended action step you can take each week in the areas of getting organized, task management, time management, managing information, and more.
In this 5-week mini e-course, you’ll learn:
- The paper-centric process that’s holding you back and why – and what to do instead.
- The many ways you can save and protect time.
- Why you should never have to set aside 30 minutes each morning to write a to-do list.
- Why it’s more important where your tasks go and not where they came from.
- How many hours each day you should have… uninterrupted.
- The role of decision-making in your daily processes.
- Where to start when organizing your office.
- How to avoid stopping in the middle of a task to look for something.
- What to do with the information that builds up in your voice mail, email and in the inbox on your desk.
HOW you work is just as important as DOING your work, and when you can rely on strong systems to support you, the ONLY thing you’ll spend your time and energy doing is getting priorities accomplished and making meaningful progress. And when each day is done, you’ll know you’ve had a productive day that makes you feel great!
Sign up now and get the first Building Block today. Start making changes now to support your future productivity, progress and high performance.