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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Summary

Here are the top ideas in this chapter:

  • Our brain works best when it is focusing on one project at a time rather than trying to do two or more things simultaneously.
  • Work on the external causes of distractions and interruptions that you can change, such as improving your office environment or repositioning your chair and desk, as well as those that you are causing because of your own inner turmoil or bad habits. Develop ways to deal with the interruptions of others that are not rude but show responsiveness, such as developing a regular meeting time when issues can be discussed rather than a stream of distracting unplanned drop-in visitors that have to be dealt with constantly.

    Change needs to be embraced rather than resented. Sometimes change, ...

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