Time-Blocking (The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread)

22 Mar

Through great blogs like whatsbestnext, I have been learning invaluable lessons regarding management, leadership, and most recently productivity.

One of the most helpful productivity tools that I’ve learned (hence, the title of the post), has been time-blocking.  I honestly wish I had learned about this earlier.  But better late than never, right?

But basically, it’s a method that people use to fight an “interruption-driven culture” where the average person is interrupted every 11 minutes by emails, phone calls, taps on the shoulder, etc.  This results in work being pushed back, which further results in higher stress levels, which further results in numerous health problems (e.g. hypertension, high blood pressure, etc.)

I’ve been using this method for the last few weeks now and – take it from one who probably should be diagnosed with A.D.D. – it works.  My productivity level has shot up dramatically (Why do I feel like a sleazy infomercial salesman right now?)

Anyway, here’s a video clip of Gina Tripani describing this method in more detail.  She comes at it from more of a business-world perspective, but, trust me, it can be applied to any situation (e.g. student, pastor, etc.)

http://video.fastcompany.com/plugins/player.swf?v=f975f499540cb&p=fc_social

More productivity lessons I’ve learned coming soon…

[HT: Matt Perman]

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