You may feel like you’ve got no choice but to multitask throughout the day to stay on top of your own responsibilities and manage your team, but there’s plenty of compelling evidence to the contrary.
Here are a few ways being more present at work is the real key to optimal performance.
You’ll feel less stressed. Small changes make a big difference in where you focus your attention, even if you feel your day is ruled by distractions.
For a few days, commit to keep the multitasking tools you normally keep close at hand out of sight and mind. Put your smartphone in your bag or desk drawer instead of in your pocket or near your computer; leave it in your office when you attend meetings.
Turn off your computer screen when employees come to your office for meetings.
Try to schedule meetings away from computers and avoid meeting rooms with windows, whenever possible.
Ask people who stop by your office to have a quick chat if they...(register to read more)