Setting aside a block of time in which employees are not to be distracted.
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This isn’t an individual strategy. It’s an agreed upon office practice where everyone sets up how it will be implemented. Minimum rules of thumb for successful time locking policies are:
• Every worker has to time lock for at least one hour a day.
• Supervisors cannot interrupt workers during time lock, and indeed, must pledge to limit their interactions with subordinates in general.
• Everyone gets time lock training, including how to respect it and how to cover for employees while they are in time lock.
• And last, employees receive bonuses for increasing their productivity in time lock.
Work without distractions or interruptions every day. Read The Time Bandit Solution.
By practicing something over and over again, you can create a new memory chip in your brain. You must do the same thing every time you lose focus so that your new memory chip will allow you to relax (unlike our frustrated friend Tommy Wants-to-Please) and visualize yourself successfully completing a task with positive affirmations.
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There are those books that will tell you to “Just Say No!” when your Time Bandits interrupt you. But “Just Say No!” could be very self-destructive. So, to avoid insulting them, how do you get the benefits of “no” without saying “NO!”?
This book will not only tell you what to do, with “executional excellence,” it also explains how. Without all of the “what to do” and “how to do it lessons and skill in this book you will remain forever at the mercy of yor nice, smiing Time Bandits. This book teaches you how to put an end to unwanted, unnecessary and unproductive interruptions that steal your time.
Contest ends on September 30th, 2014
Time Bandits steal your precious time. What are you going to do about it?