Work Less, Do More: The 14- Day Productivity Makeover

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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“I don’t have enough time.” This common complaint resounds in companies big and small, affecting employees at every level. As businesses across the board downsize, and become global operations thanks to the Internet, fewer employees struggle to accomplish more in ever-longer workdays. In this essential guide to getting things done intelligently and efficiently, renowned time-management expert Dr. Jan Yager presents her revolutionary program for taking back control of your life. Filled with worksheets, quizzes, and tips on everything from managing e-mail to dealing with a disorganized boss to enjoying precious family time, this unique system will help you boost your productivity and realize your professional and personal goals.
 

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Contents

DAY
5
DA
21
Multitasking So It Works
65
When Does Multitasking Work and When Does it Sabotage You? 66 Beyond Multitasking
66
When Multitasking Reflects Flexibility
67
Learning to Say
69
Coping with WorkRelated Stress
72
Getting Organized
74
Winning Deadline Strategies
137
The Value of Deadlines 138 How Do You Create Realistic Deadlines?
138
Tips for Meeting Your Deadlines Every Time
141
Dealing with Lateness 142 OTD Out the Door
142
Delegating with Success
146
What Does Delegating Mean to You? 147 Learning What When and How to Delegate
147
Dealing with a Boss Who Lacks Time Management Skills
150
If Your Subordinate Needs Help with Time Management
153

How to Combat Disorder
76
Organizing Your Office
78
Organizing Your House or Apartment
80
DAY
84
Getting a Grip before Youre Drowning in a Sea of Paper
85
The Importance of a Filing System
86
Leaner Files in Less Time
87
Simple File Systems 88 Filing in Plain Sight
88
Overcoming Obstacles to Leaner Files
89
Help for the Chronically Disorganized 91 Taking Steps to Make Yours a Paperless Office
91
Developing and Maintaining an Upto Date Database of Key Contacts
92
DAY
95
Reasons for Telephone Abuse
96
Phone Log Review
97
Using Your Phones More Efficiently
98
Phone Equipment Checkup 101 Developing More Effective Telephone Skills
101
Tips for Avoiding Telephone
103
Take a Technology and Equipment Inventory
104
Understanding and Dealing with Technostress
108
DAY
113
Coping with EverExpanding Email Demands
114
Whos In Control?
116
Using the Telephone versus Sending Email
118
DAY
122
How Adaptable Are You?
123
Ways to Cope Better with Change
128
Why Interruptions and Distractionitis Are the Leading Causes of Inefficiency Today
129
Improving Your Concentration
132
How to Perk Up Your Memory
134
Keys to Faster Reading
135
DAY
155
How to Conduct a More Effective Meeting
156
Getting More Out of the Meetings You Attend
157
Dealing More Effectively with Dropin Visitors
158
Making the Time to Meet
159
Improving Your Workplace Relationships
160
Tips for Networking Effectively
162
DAY
166
How Balanced is Your Life? 167 The Dangers of Being a Workaholic
167
If You Work for a Workaholic
168
Adding an Hour to Each
170
Why Balance Saves You Time As It Improves Your Productivity and Your Relationships
172
Getting More Me We and Us Time
173
Vacation Time
179
Making the Most of Your Commuting and Travel Time
181
Day 14
183
Assessing Your Progress and Looking Ahead
186
Taking Stock 187 Putting Found Time to Work for You 187 Your Time Management Horizon
187
Time Management Concerns to Keep in Mind
190
Teaching Time Management Skills to Your Children
191
Getting More Out of Each Experience
193
Top Time Management Ideas
194
LIST OF WORKS CITED
197
RESOURCES
199
APPENDIX OF BLANK TIME LOGS AND WORKSHEETS
200
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
211
ABOUT THE AUTHOR HOW TO REACH DR JAN YAGER
212
INDEX
213
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About the author (2008)

Jan Yager, Ph.D., is a sociologist & author of several books & numerous articles for periodicals, including Family Circle, Women's Day, Newsday, Harper's, & Chicago Tribune. She has taught at several universities & currently lives in Stamford, CT. She has also co-written "The Encyclopedia of Sleep" & "Sleep Disorders" for Facts On File.

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