To combat many workplace issues, we create “Work Zones” and rotate between them throughout the day. These zones help us to stay productive and check a few items off of our daily fitness list.
I want you to be truly honest with yourself. Do you truly believe that one day you will actually go home from work with a completely clear desk? No projects left incomplete, no phone calls left to make, no emails to follow up on, no documents to edit, and no meetings to book?
The honest truth is that there will always be work left undone at the end of your busy day. Admitting this gives us some options.
For a percentage of us work-a-day-grumblers, three little words habitually accompany our entrance to work, a meeting, a luncheon or even getting home from work: “Sorry, I’m late.” Does this sound like you?
Every email you send adds to or detracts from your reputation. If your email is scattered, disorganized, incongruous, and filled with mistakes, the recipient will be inclined to think of you as a scattered, careless, and disorganized person.
I am sure that you have read all the articles about “unplugging” on vacation – but… I know you and I know you aren’t going to do it! Because of leaps in technology and the nature of our jobs these days, it’s not like the old days when you just put on your hat, left the office and that was that. We can now work whenever and wherever we like. But if you don’t chill out and enjoy your vacation, odds are you’re going to burn out, and that’s no good.