The top 5 workplace time traps
Are we really more productive than our mothers and fathers, or does better technology just give us more time to kvetch about how busy we are?
Remember cartoon character George Jetson‘s grueling two-hour workday, which earned him a deluxe apartment in the sky? Whatever happened to that future?
Instead of better technology letting us enjoy a shrinking work week, as we’ve expected for decades, the average American work week has actually grown to nearly 60 hours!
How is it that we have less discretionary time and work harder than ever, even though technological breakthroughs have made us all incredibly productive?
To be blunt, some of it’s simple inefficiency. I’ve been a productivity expert for two decades, and I see my colleagues and clients battling the exact same dragons over and over.
Let’s take a look at the five biggest time-traps that drag down our productivity, and how to deal with them.
Trap #1: Poor prioritization
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