The public relations sector is fast-paced. Burn-out is real. It is incredibly easy to feel like you're getting lost under a mountain of tasks and deadlines and for creativity and strategy to go out the window. Wendy Cole, a productivity expert from iMastery, teaches how you can set up your work environment to become more productive and focused. She shares her tips on limiting distractions and prioritising tasks, provides insight into why it's so important not to work from your inbox, and reveals simple techniques for making your task management system more powerful. Plus, we also discuss how to be more productive when working from home.
The episode also covers:
The evolutionary theory behind why humans get so distracted
The importance of recognising what kind of work environment you require to work effectively and how to build that
Why communication with managers and colleagues is essential when managing priorities
The value of reviewing your tasks and planning for the upcoming day
How to reduce the anxiety that comes from managing multiple tasks
'Eat The Frog' as a technique for getting on top of the those less enjoyable tasks
How utilising the rules function within Outlook can be so beneficial
Listen to the full episode on The PR Pod podcast for more about becoming more productive and focused. You'll also find this episode on your fave podcast player, just search "The PR Pod".
If you'd like to learn how to utilise Outlook more effectively or think you could benefit from more iMastery resources to help become more productive and focused, head here.