The Plight for Productivity
The constant exchange of information is a powerful attribute of the Information Age, but it can also impose stress and quickly become a mental barrier called email overload. An outcome of email overload is the need to instantly respond to incoming messages. This often leaves employees significantly distracted and can erode workplace productivity.
The next time you find yourself suffering from email overload, use these two techniques to recover:
- Close Your Email. Designate a few specific times a day to sift and review your inbox. Simply closing the browser between projects can do wonders for your mental clarity.
- Forget About Multi-tasking. It is overrated. Take an hour of your day and focus on single-tasking. Concentrate on finishing one task before you begin the next. Be sure to stand and take a break every 90 minutes to maintain your endurance.