Monday, November 19, 2012

Multi-tasking is Zapping Your Energy

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:

Trust: A Bond that Holds a Team Together

Trust is an indispensable force in any relationship, and it is a powerful bond that team members can form to help them reach their team goal. Trust is the combination or convergence of three separate beliefs:
First is the belief that your team members are competent and that they have expertise in the areas you trust them in.
Secondly is the belief that others are concerned, that they care for you and have your best interest at heart.
Third is the belief in others commitment — that they will do what they say and follow through on their commitments.  Trust in others and in one’s self is developed only when team members are interdependent – they are respectful, encouraging, loyal, and hard working.