As a business owner, you understand how important employee screening is to the success of your company. You want to make sure your employees are driven, motivated, and ready to succeed. Of course, business interruptions and workplace distractions do sometimes occur, but if you put the right amount of emphasis on employee practices within your business, you can help your workers stay focused.
Here are some tips on how to deal with distractions in the workplace that you can share with your staff:
- Pinpoint the problem. What exactly is it that causes members of your staff lose focus? It could be fatigue, hunger, online distractions, etc.
- Plan ahead. Advise your staff to envision their workday before it happens. They should write down what things they need or want to get done, and set reasonable goals for when to have each task completed.
- Eat a good breakfast. We’ve all heard this one, but it’s true. Studies have found that eating breakfast can improve attention and concentration.
- If possible, work offline. One survey found that nearly 60% of disruptions at work come from email, social networks, and cell phones. For tasks that don’t involve the internet, write down your to-do lists and thoughts with pen and paper.
- Do smaller tasks first or assign times to each task. Many professionals find it helpful to assign a certain amount of time to each task, whether they finish within that time or not. For example, if you get a lot of emails, dedicate 1 hour chunks of time to emptying it instead of reading each email until the inbox is empty.
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