We partnered with LifeLabs Learning to host one more virtual workshop for 2020 as part of Landing Point’s The Future of Work series – Helping People Work 2X Smarter. While this may sound fluffy, as always, LifeLabs Learning’s content didn’t disappoint and they shared incredibly impactful insight, we participated in memorable exercises and walked away with tips to bring to our teams.
Our trainer, McKendree Hickory, broke down the 4 common buckets of issues, including how to help fix these problems on a company level:
Chronemics: Time awareness and how someone perceives and values time. Many of us struggle with planning our days in a way that is realistic with how long tasks/meetings can take. To solve for this, we need to become aware, plan accordingly, and use more time integrity.
Prioritization: Many people have a hard time prioritizing when it comes to different types of tasks workers are responsible for. Here are a few prioritization hacks:
Organization: To declutter your mind and make space for what’s important, write everything down, don’t take up precious real estate in your brain. For example, if you are waking up at 3am thinking about all that needs to get done, you need to write it down so that you don’t have to remember it or have an “open loop” that creates “psychic residue.” We also talked about running efficiency audits to cut down on the steps it takes to get things done, and to do this:
Focus: We learned that statistically, we are interrupted 20 times per hour and 40% of that time it’s self-inflicted. We also did an interesting experiment in our workshop demonstrating that multitasking slows people down by 60%.
We wrapped up with a few extra tips from the group on how to be more productive:
The Point: Productivity is always a challenge and especially in our current state it can be even harder; however, there are ways to fix this and it’s all about being more specific, creating daily habits to help with prioritization, staying super organized, and avoiding multitasking. Landing Point is excited to kick off The Future of Work virtual workshop series again in January 2021 and details to come. Happy Holidays!
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