On a recent webinar I hosted, we asked assistants where they struggled the most with organization. Resoundingly, the answer was with managing interruptions and distractions – 63% of our participants rated this as one of their top two biggest challenges of staying organized.
The truth is, interruptions and distractions are everywhere. Colleagues. Technology. Email. Internet. Social media. The list goes on and on. If we’re honest, sometimes we are even a huge distraction to ourselves.
Yet, many of the things we consider distractions are vital to getting work done each day. So how do we strike the right balance between making these things productive instead of distracting? This week’s feature article has some answers. We’re also sharing tips and resources on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to help you reduce distractions and combat time-wasters.
I also invite you to join me on Tuesday, March 7, for a free webinar, Officially Launch Your Administrative Procedures Manual. Procedures are critical to managing distractions and quickly getting back into the flow of your work when you are interrupted. They are vital to helping you manage all the details, no matter how hectic the environment may be. During this session, I’ll give you some quick tips on how to get started. I’ll also share details on a new webinar series I’ll be teaching in March that will help you start and finish your procedures project. You can register for the free webinar here! (It will be recorded if you can’t join me for the live broadcast.)
Supporting your administrative success,