11 Dec Rochelle Carrington Shares One Immediately Effective Productivity Tip
Do you ever feel stuck in a cycle of playing catch-up at work?
If so, you are not alone. In fact, the average reported full-time work week in America was 47 hours in 2014, despite multiple survey results suggesting that the average worker could be wasting more than 50 percent of their work day.
“There are so many distractions these days, and most people do not have great strategies for dealing with them,” says Rochelle Carrington, CEO of Sandler Training and Leadership Summit speaker. “They feel like they are constantly running on a hamster wheel – working harder and longer, but getting nowhere.”
So, how can you close this productivity gap? Carrington says the first thing you should do is pick one task and focus on it.
That means putting aside the phone, social media, emails and internet browsing to power through a task. Some estimates suggest that people lose 33 percent of their productivity when they multitask. Carrington urges leaders not to fall victim to this tempting habit.
“Keep all distractions at bay and stop multitasking!” says Carrington. “It is crucial to get really good at using productivity principles so you can reduce stress, work less and get the important things accomplished.”
Carrington’s full interview will be published in the January/February edition of Security Nation – an exclusive ESA Member benefit. She will share the rest of her actionable productivity tips in her session titled “Five Productivity Hacks” at the 2018 ESA Leadership Summit, Feb. 12-15 in Savannah, Georgia.