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WORRY REDUCES PRODUCTIVITY
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WORRY REDUCES PRODUCTIVITY

 

Those who spend a lot of time worrying about their jobs are 17% less productive than workers who seldom or never worry about their job.

 

VOICE MAIL

 

An estimated two-thirds of business callers end up leaving a voice mail message, which isn't so surprising considering that on any given day 40% of IBM's employees aren't in the office. When reviewing your voice mail, jot the information in a log book so you'll have a record of action required, telephone number, etc. and be able to prioritize any necessary callbacks.

 

BE SPECIFIC WITH YOUR GOALS

 

People who construct their goals in concrete terms are 50% more likely to feel confident they will attain their goals and 32% more likely to feel in control of their lives.

 

IMPROVE YOUR MEETINGS

 

Always take a few minutes after each meeting to evaluate how it went. Jot down what you will do differently the next time to improve the process.

 

DO WHAT YOU DO BEST AND DELEGATE THE REST

 

People spend 80% of their time doing things at which they are second best. Don't try to do everything yourself. Success is determined by what you can successfully control, not by what you can do personally.

 

REDUCING LAUNDRY TIME

 

If you have two sets of washers and dryers installed at home and combined with the practice of purchasing a 30-day supply of frequently used items such as socks, underwear and t-shirts. This will allow you to reduce laundry time to a couple of hours each month.

 

KEEP A CLUTTER-FREE 

 

The average desk-worker has 36 hours worth of work on the desk, and spends three hours a week just sorting through it.

 

A MOTHER'S TIME

 

Just to put a parent's job in perspective that a stay-at-home mom with three children is holding down the equivalent of two full-time jobs.

 

ELIMINATE FIRST, SCHEDULE LATER

 

If you schedule time for everything on your To Do list, you'll be overscheduled. Eliminate the non-priorities and schedule only the important, goal-related activities.

 

A MESSY DESK IS A NATURAL OCCURRENCE

 

A Harvard professor, George K. Zipf, about 70 years ago penned a law that stated that frequency of use draws near to us things that are frequently used. People are reluctant to file what they're going to need again soon. A messy desk results.

 

AVOID DELETION

 

The two most important factors motivating email recipients to open an email are the from line and subject line.  60% of respondents in one study quoted the from line as most important and 35% quoted the subject line. Make sure you clearly identify both the sender and the topic.

 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

 

Always insure that you get a profitable return on your invested time. Invest in priorities, not timewasters.

 
 

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