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Managing Crazy-Busy Work

This program gives your organization the tools to navigate a crazy-busy world of information and interruption overload. It arms your team with practical strategies to manage demands and devices and restore focus to the chief productivity tool, attention.

Unbounded interruptions erode attention spans and impulse control. Get tools based on the latest science to reverse that pattern, and you get more done in less time with full engagement on the task at hand.

Learn how to work smarter and more effectively with this timely program. It offers easy-to-learn, proven processes to manage information overload, tame multitasking, improve time management, control interruptions, qualify urgency, cut stress, redesign task bottlenecks, and create focus zones. 

Proven Productivity Factors

Less stress. Stress reduces critical thinking and productivity. (Halkos)
Managing interruptions. (Cutrell, Czerwinski)
Email management. Lost productivity from e-overload can cost up to $1 billion a year for large companies. (Intel)
Limiting multitasking. Productivity can drop 40% and more doing 2 or more tasks at once. (Meyer)
Collective goals, structured dialogue. (Perlow)
Telecommuting. Some 69% of employees in a Cisco survey cited higher productivity. The program saves the company $277 million annually.
Taking a break (Savage, Pipkins). Breaks can boost productivity 13%. (Bechtold, Janaro, Sumners)
Supporting progress and meaningful work. (Amabile, Kramer)
Playfulness. Increases productivity and innovation. (Yu, Ping, Wu, Chen, Lin)


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Productivity management workshops to increase performance 

Attention and Interruption Management

Most organizations are caught up in a tide of distraction and devices that is draining performance and driving a host of unproductive habits, from nonstop messaging, to false urgency, and attention deficit trait.

The chief productivity tool, attention, suffers when your team can't think or focus. Some 91% of Americans say they delete work emails without fully reading them, while 60% are having trouble focusing on the task at hand as interruptions erode attention spans. 

We Build a More Effective Work Style

Our Productivity Management programs help you take back the office from unbounded devices, distractions, and interruptions. We make adjustments to rote work style that are based on something productive—the research, not reflex.

Your team learns how to manage demands, instead of the other way around, solve challenges, and think before they act. They get strategies, from interruption management, to setting the terms of engagement with devices, to qualifying urgency, and shutting down the "crazy" of crazy-busy: time panic.

The goal is full engagement, absorption in the task at hand, which brings more control over the work environment, less stress, better results, and more satisfaction with the finished product. 

Increase Attention, Engagement, and Performance

We can help your organization break through the chaos and overwhelm with a training that improves productivity as it manages an unbounded world. This timely program gives your team the latest tools vetted by researchers to focus attention and get more done in less time. Get strategies to:

• Control information overload

• Deploy interruption management

• Build effective time management and prioritization

• Redesign task bottlenecks

• Set successful boundaries

• Create focus zones for high-concentration tasks

• Increase attention and manage the pitfalls of multitasking

• Separate the "urgent" from the "important"

• Boost vitality and work-life for more energy on the job

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