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Five Office Solutions for a Hectic Schedule

Five Office Solutions for a Hectic Schedule

By Leslie Radford

Key Takeaways

Make a Schedule

Work in Blocks

Manage Tasks

Set Boundaries

You get to the office with every intention of slaying the day. You make your to-do list, and get to work on the first few items.

But a couple hours in, the interruptions start coming and the next thing you know it’s almost quitting time and you somehow have more things on your to-do list than when you started.

Consider these tips to calming your hectic day:

 

Schedule Your Week in Advance

Plan your week before it gets here. Know what appointments you have and when. Review your week the day before it starts so you know what needs to get done and there are fewer surprises.

 

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Break Your Work Day into Smaller Blocks

By breaking up your workday into smaller blocks that allow you to be a parent, a solo-preneur, and have self-care time, you have flexibility to work your schedule that fits your lifestyle, and get it all done.

 

Task Management

Task management software can make tracking progress on essential tasks easier. There are so many to choose from. Do your research and pick one that works for you. Or the old-school to-do list can be prioritized in to manageable tasks. Only place a few important things to accomplish for the day. Once you complete those, you can add new ones. Don’t overwhelm yourself.

 

The Pomodoro Method

The Pomodoro Method helps you commit to one task for a manageable amount of time, about 25 minutes. Studies have shown that most people can only focus on one task with a high level of performance for an average of 45-50 minutes. By multi-tasking, we are actually taking longer to complete a task and the quality of work is poorer. Get a cute kitchen timer or whip out the timer on your phone.

Set Clear Boundaries

All those interruptions you receive may be because you allow them to happen. It’s okay to say “no” every once in a while. People will understand that you have certain blocks of time that you need to work and certain blocks of time that you can attend to them.

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Ideas to Bond with Fellow Coworkers in a Coworking Space

Ideas to Bond with Fellow Coworkers in a Coworking Space

By Leslie Radford

 

Entering a new workspace can seem a little intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone there. Or maybe you’ve been at your new space for a few weeks now and you haven’t made any real connections with anyone. Studies show that positive relationships with coworkers create a good work environment, boost job satisfaction, and increase productivity. So why wouldn’t you want to click with your fellow coworkers? 

Here are a few ideas to create a bond with new coworkers: 

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Remember people’s names.

A person loves his or her own name. If you want to come across as a friendly person, try to remember people you meet and greet them by using their name to leave a positive impression. 

Socialize.

Whether it’s for lunch, a drink after work, or a walk around the building for a fresh air break, invite coworkers to join you. This is a great way to get to know each other in a casual setting. What do they do for fun? What are their weekend plans? Have they read any good books recently? Discovering who they really are as a person creates an even stronger dynamic. Keep it light-hearted, don’t gossip about other coworkers and keep a positive spin on conversation topics, and you’ll be part of the gang in no time. 

Don’t be “that” guy.

“That” guy that doesn’t take a hint. “That” guy that’s always gossiping. “That” guy that is in everyone’s personal space. “That” guy that only talks about himself. We all know one of “those guys.” 

Be a good listener.

Listen first when you are having a conversation and be genuinely interested in the projects that your coworkers are doing. People are also impressed when you remember something they haphazardly told you months ago and you ask about their progress or mention that you thought of them when you encountered something similar. 

By following these tips, you’ll be a favorite around the office soon.

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