Here are some of the most common office pitfalls and ways to overcome them for the sake of productivity.
Unproductive or unnecessary meetings – A survey by Upwork revealed 70 percent of professionals spend about a day each week in meetings. Before scheduling a meeting, ask yourself whether or not it is actually necessary.
Incessant emails – The Radicati Group estimates the average professional will send and receive a total of 125 emails a day in 2018. Closing your email program and checking your inbox at regularly scheduled times will mitigate disruptions.
Multitasking – According to a study by psychologists, only 2 percent of employees are truly capable of effective multi-tasking, while juggling tasks cuts productivity by up to 40 percent.
Strict office hours – Not every employee is productive at the same time of the day. A flexible schedule allows staff members to harness their full potential by getting their work done at times they’re operating optimally.