Elsewhere Online: Appointment bookends: Use ‘em
Off and on, I have instituted this idea of "bookending" appointments so you have some time to think about the work you are doing instead of being absorbed by the work itself.
This article from Lifehack.org outlines the entire process and exactly why it is so important. Just one more way to help make your life a little bit better.
Appointment bookends: Use ‘em.
I have some very simple advice for you this week which can revolutionize your workweek productivity.
It describes a habit I had fallen into out of sheer necessity when I was a corporate VP in operations, finding that appointments could easily and completely dominate my entire day if I allowed them to. My calendar was a parade of interviews, employee counseling, staff meetings, vendor appointments, and customer meet-and-greets, all those same scheduling challenges you probably have too, with people wanting or needing their piece of you. You can’t say no to them, and you may not want to, but you can get much smarter about how you schedule them. [Continued]
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