Productivity expert and author Hayley Watts discusses the reasons people struggle with productivity and why digital correspondence is, despite its advantages, creating a challenging environment for communication.
Watts spoke at the UK and Ireland ENGAGE several months ago, and she offers tips to help leaders and employees to channel productivity into their working lives.
Watts, a co-author of How to Fix Meetings: Meet Less, Focus on Outcomes and Get Stuff Done, explains why technology can sometimes be more of a hindrance than an aid, why less is more when it comes to setting priorities, and shares strategies we can use to “get in the zone” in an era of urgency and distraction.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
§ Three common reasons why people struggle to stay productive.
§ Why our reliance on digital tools to improve communication can be antithetical.
§ How leaders and managers can respond to cultures that are enabling burnout.
§ Why flexible working is a challenging balancing act.
§ How to get a better understanding of daily goals and priorities.