As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.
Enter time batching.
Time batching, or task batching, is a very valuable time-management technique that I’ve implemented into my daily routines (LinkedIn Power Hour, etc.). It is the act of grouping similar task together for a more seamless workflow that brings out the optimal productivity and concentration, and at the same time, avoid multi-tasking.
Did you know that multi-tasking can lead to a drop in productivity? As much as 40%. And multi-taskers are prone to make 50% more errors when completing a task. We sure wouldn’t want that do we?
Thus, for this week, I would like to share three articles on the benefits of time batching and how we can improve our overall productivity at work.
Some days, we feel like we can take on the busiest of workdays with ease while on another, we feel lost and overwhelmed. Do not fret because, with time batching, a structure of order and routine will form naturally, with a little practice, of course. By implementing this in our daily work timings, we will definitely need less time to refocus and ultimately achieve the productivity level we desire.
Distractions can run rampant when we are least aware, and before we know it, we’ve lost those precious productive minutes or even hours. In this article, there is a list of task-batching essentials that I find very useful when it comes to planning. A word of caution, without a proper plan or schedule in place, task-batching might be a difficult feat to pull off. So take time and find the best course of action for you.
Everybody has a to-do list. It might be in the form of mental notes or jotting them down on our trusty planner. But how can we maximize productivity when it comes to tackling the tasks written on our list? Here comes the “magic” of batching. Have a read and discover how you can reinvent your approach with your to-do list.
While still on the topic of time and productivity, we realize that time management is the most crucial part of our daily lives. Not only is time a vital factor when it comes to working, but it also plays a huge part away from it. Lest we forget, time is elastic.
This week, I would like to share a talk with everyone. A highly insightful one, to say the least. It is about how we can or should prioritize the time we have on our hands by taking control of what we do with it. The tips or practices given by Laura Vanderkam in this short talk might be what we need to revitalize the meaning of time in our careers, relationships as well as within ourselves. So do take some time and have a watch.
With that, I would like to wish everyone a great weekend ahead!
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