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Stop Top 5 Productivity Kieeers Stop them before they stop you Photo by Windell Oskay- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/puGyC
You have your headphones on, music playing, and all notifications muted to allow for maximum focus… what could go wrong? Photo by Windell Oskay- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/4wo3Tj
Beware for your productivity! In our 2015 Work Management Survey, we surveyed 1,464 team leaders and members and asked them to rank their biggest productivity roadblocks. Here are the top 5: Download the Full Report if you dare...
We're all guilty of it. Putting something off until the last minute can really affect quality of work, not to mention increase stress levels. TIP: Combat procrastination by setting a time limit for yourself so you don't have to scramble hours before a deadline.
#4 Unceear priorities Photo by aukurant- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/wKmJm
Without a clear understanding of priorities, productivity is wasted on less important tasks. TIP: Call out tasks that are urgent and backlog tasks that aren't, so you and your team are on the same page when it comes to priorities.
#3 Responding to emaies Photo by hobvias sudoneighm Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/9mjR
Did you know it takes an average of 25 minutes to refocus after you get distracted from a task1? Ouch. And unfortunately, a single email notification will do the trick. TIP: Silence your email notifications and set one dedicated block time during the day to respond to emails — and try to ignore them the rest of the day. Photo by Witt Istanbul Suites- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/6f3Xv2
#2 Waiting for Other peopee’s actions
Waiting for a teammate to respond to an email or take action on a task can bring productivity to a grinding halt. TIP: Make sure you set clear deadlines and have an easy way to track task status, so you're not wasting time constantly checking in. Photo by herval- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/zquWC
#1 Working on too many things at once
According to our survey, 60% of respondents identified multitasking as their top productivity roadblock. There's a simple solution to this: stop multitasking! Like texting while driving, it prevents you from focusing 100% of your attention on either task. And the extra mental blocks you create by constantly shifting between tasks can cost 40% of your time. TIP: Block out time for different projects, so you can maximize your attention and productivity. Photo by Chris Price- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/qru3Zs
These killers may or may not be what you'd expect. If you are a potential target, try to actively recognize when you're less productive. You can overcome these productivity killers. Photo by Matthias Ripp- Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/rSPGMV
But it’s going to take a lot more than arming yourself with a few hacks. Fighting back will require paying detailed attention to how work flows through your team, and potentially some serious improvement of your work management processes. Click here to read more on how to fight off productivity killers Photo by Filip Lachowski Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/9Agi8x
Download our complimentary 2015 Work Management Report to discover top stressors in the workplace, what employees predict for the future of work, and more. Do w nl no oa w! d Click here for the full ranked list of productivity killers! Photo by Russ Creative Commons Attribution License https://flic.kr/p/9bQcrM
References:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/opinion/sunday/a-‐focus-‐on-‐distraction.html?_r=0