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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Work Effectively

  • Avoid unproductive meetings.

  • Persevere—finish what you start.

  • Don’t procrastinate.

  • Say “no” when you must to preserve your objectives.

  • Set time limits for telephone calls and diplomatically end them on time.

  • Dispatch forms efficiently—handle papers only once.

  • Scan and delete trivial email quickly, and file—don’t print—other e-mail.

  • Work on difficult things during the most productive parts of your day.

  • Take breaks.

  • Use a Do Not Disturb sign.

  • Do your work and go home—long hours are often not productive hours.

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