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How Monotasking Boosts Your Brain—and Your Productivity While furiously multitasking can make you feel like you’re getting a lot done, it can lower productivity by up to 40 percent, researchers say. If you hope to cross items off your to-do list, here’s why monotasking—focusing on one...

Goals list. Those who put goals to paper are 33 percent more likely to accomplish them. Distraction list. Chris Bailey, in his book Hyperfocus, suggests staying on task by immediately writing down thoughts that distract you and setting them aside to deal with later. To-don’t list. Steve Jobs once said,...

As many of us have learned over the last two years, working from home can be exhausting. Here’s how to cut your hours back to a manageable load. [caption id="attachment_11251" align="alignleft" width="600"] 3d rendering of Wall Clock Stack. Countdown, reminder, deadline concept.[/caption] Set work-time boundaries. Let colleagues know your availability...

A 2019 Korn Ferry study found that more than a third of workers—34 percent—waste two to five hours each week in unproductive calls or meetings. That’s time that can better be spent doing deep work like finishing a report, revamping a strategic plan, or revising training materials....

Now that you’re working with your teams remotely, project management tools are more important than ever. Each takes a different approach, so here are some of the key differences to help you choose the best one for you. Trello: Trello uses the Kanban Method, which lets...

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