According to an article, “The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time”, Harvard Business Review –March 2012, 25-50% of all workers are feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work. It claims that we have lost all of our stopping points and we can no longer get away from our work. We are creating an “ever busy” environment and this environment is draining our energy and not allowing us to build up our reservoirs for later use. Individual productivity is waning proportionally with our energy. We are spiraling downward……with no rest in sight! In this article, they recommended three policies worth promoting:
- Maintain Meeting Discipline
- Stop demanding or expecting instant responsiveness at every moment of the day, and
- Encourage renewal.
I think the time is now to formulate your plans to do just that.
5 Tips to Focus and Promote Productivity: