Posts Tagged ‘multi task’

When you go: ‘I shouldn’t be doing this right now’

By johannatime On March 10, 2015 2 Comments
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You may know that restless feeling that you are wasting your time. The sense that there is something else right now that needs your attention more. It makes you feel overwhelmed and it takes away your flow, and worst of all, your productivity drops so nothing else gets done either.

Things you shouln’t be doing right now

You will probably know countless

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A boss as demanding as a new baby

By johannatime On June 11, 2014 No Comments
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When you want to get things done, interruptions are your worst enemy.  Interruptions distract you from your work, make you feel overwhelmed and they are an excellent excuse to procrastinate. Singletasking is better than multitasking I always say. And I also advise to limit distractions and to organise a calm environment to work in. Reality however, is always a little more complicated,

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What is Activity Based Working? A new office concept explained in a nutshell

By johannatime On September 22, 2013 12 Comments
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New offices are built every day, and you may have heard of this new office concept ‘Activity Based Working‘ or ‘ABW’, already? At the COMCARE 2013 national conference I attended last week in Canberra, many were not aware of the idea behind ABW. It’s time to explain.

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Making believable plans

By johannatime On September 1, 2013 No Comments
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An unbelievable plan

Let me set out an imaginary situation: there is little time left to complete that report and you promise that next week, you will work on the assignment full time. You will not waste a moment on e-mail snacking, or hanging around the water cooler, you will lock yourself up and write that report, and on Friday,

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Everything in it’s own space

By johannatime On July 21, 2013 No Comments
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Is the stapler frequently lost? Your bicycle often in your way? Or is there any loose gear hanging around that lives a nomadic life around your habitat?

Then this is probably the most simplistic yet fundamental organising tip I have for you: grant every item you have its own space. Somewhere:

  • Practical
  • Logic
  • Spacious

Stray items cause distraction. And distraction forces you to multitask. And

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A creative mess vs a swamp of clutter

By johannatime On July 7, 2013 No Comments
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Do you claim you need your mess to be creative, so cleaning up and packing away is your last priority? Well, you may be right. Or you may be completely wrong. Some would procrastinate on their tasks by cleaning the entire office or home before even considering to start working. There is logic in that approach:

  • Cleaning is easy because you’ve done it many
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Multi, background, single and support tasking explained

By johannatime On March 7, 2013 1 Comment
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Human beings try to multitask to be more productive. Let me explain why you are wasting your time when you are multitasking:

Multitasking is doing two cognitive tasks at the same time. Two things you need your brain capacity for. Consciously. A computer can work out two different calculations simultaneously, even more than that, but you can not. You may want to save some time by combining

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You are a business with 5 staff

By johannatime On February 27, 2013 No Comments
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You could consider yourself as a small business: An entity that maintains its existence and that moves in a certain direction. We may as well consider small businesses as organisms, but alas, in this blog post my approach is just the other way: managing the business ‘you’.

You have distinctive roles in your own organisation. Hats or perspectives, so you like,

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Optimise your concentration span with Activity Based Working

By johannatime On January 21, 2013 2 Comments
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Last week I posted some technical information about Activity Based Working in the Information Age. In this article I’ll explain why it works so well for your productivity and concentration span.

You may have noticed that places you go sometimes have a certain ‘mood’ attached to it? Like stepping into a café suddenly makes you realise

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Why working from a cafe works so well for some

By johannatime On January 8, 2013 4 Comments
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Working from a café can be a convenient way to spend time productively yet being amongst people and getting out of the house or the office. For some, it works really well, and they get a lot more done. Let’s take a look at how that works, and how different

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