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  • While the elements of prioritization are simple (i.e. Know what tasks need to be done and rank them). It's far from a simple exercise. To make things easier, we've collected some of the best strategies out there on how to prioritize work into one master list. The post The “Everything is Important” paradox: 7 practical methods for how to prioritize work appeared first on RescueTime Blog.

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  • There’s no getting over the fact that you need to use email and instant messengers to do your job. But if we’re constantly switching our focus from a task at hand to checking emails or Slack messages, we’re never giving ourselves the chance to truly focus on the work that matters. The post Communication Overload: Our research shows most workers can’t go 6 minutes without checking email or IM appea...

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  • Author and podcast host Srinivas Rao shares the best advice he’s collected in the past decade. From why intensity of focus beats endurance. Why he writes all his emails before opening his inbox. And how to prioritize downtime and stop working when you’ve done “enough”. The post To boost focus choose intensity over endurance: An interview with The Unmistakable Creative’s Srinivas Rao appeared first...

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  • Read anything on what the future of work might look like and one thing seems almost certain: We're going to be talking a lot more. The importance of communication in the workplace can't be understated. And it's only going to get more valuable in the years to come. The post Weekly Reads: 3 ways to improve communication in the workplace appeared first on RescueTime Blog.

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  • According to researchers, interruptions can eat up 28 billion wasted hours a year, at a loss of almost $1 trillion to the U.S. economy. So why do we let something as destructive as interruptions invade our workday? And is there a way to save ourselves from them? The post Managing interruptions at work: What we learned surveying hundreds of RescueTime users about their worst distractions appeared f...

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  • For the past 10 years, we've built a business on helping people better understand their personal data. With hundreds of thousands of active users, we know the only way this works is if there's trust that we're doing our job ethically and protecting your data. The post How we handle your personal data at RescueTime appeared first on RescueTime Blog.

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  • Email and IM are always there in the background, compelling us to click over for a "quick" check in. But these add up. Which made us ask: How much of your day is spent multitasking with communication tools? And just how bad is it for your productivity?  The post The true cost of email and IM: You only have 1 hour and 12 minutes of uninterrupted productive time a day appeared first on RescueTime Bl...

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  • What motivates people do their best work? Is it the promise of reward? The fear of failure (and losing their job)? Pride? Prestige? Respect? Here's what leaders at some of the world's largest companies have to say. The post How to keep your team motivated and happy appeared first on RescueTime Blog.