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April 23, 2010

Top 10 Time Wasters – Continued

Here’s numbers 5 and 6 with specific strategies for addressing these issues:

5. Drop-in Visitors

  • Remember that you teach what you allow.  Stop teaching people to interrupt you. 
  • Remove the “bait” from your workspace (candy dishes, toys and other things that might easily attract visitors). 
  • Get a “Do Not Disturb” sign for use when you need time to focus and concentrate.
  • Rearrange your workspace furniture to help minimize interruptions.
  • Ask chronic interrupters to stop interrupting you.

6.  Poor Delegation

  • Investigate the psychological reasons for your reluctance or inability to delegate effectively.
  • Clearly articulate the details of all delegated tasks.
  • Take the time to teach others to do what you do so you can delegate the task in the future.
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate follow-up system for all delegated tasks.
  • Find people whose strengths are the opposite of yours and “barter” with them to swap selected tasks.

I’ll post 2 more next week!

Have a positively productive week!

Taken from the GO System training course, written by Chris Crouch.

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