Use asynchronous communication.
The biggest threats to productivity are various distractions and time wasting tasks that come from other people.
- Whenever possible, use email and other messaging systems that are asynchronous.
This reduces interruptions.
- Turn off notifications.
If there is something important, people will call. You don’t need notifications on your mobile phone and laptop.
- Decline meetings.
Unless the meeting is really important and has a clear agenda, it is a waste of time to attend.
- Work remotely.
A noisy office can be very distracting.
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