Work Overload (00:51)
Work demands and a 24/7 lifestyle lead to heavy workload. Eve Ash has researched overload management and will discuss the issue.
Work Environment (02:25)
Physical environment is crucial to productivity. Large computer screens and well designed chairs help. Building temperature and cleanliness influence performance.
Visual Environment (02:32)
Daylight improves performance. Some colors are more and less conducive to performance. Twelve font in sans serif is the best to read on a computer screen.
Desk and Workspace (02:08)
Piles on a desk cause stress; clear the desk while keeping things within reach. Music, multitasking and over-stimulation are considered.
Time Management (02:32)
Bunch similar tasks such as phone calls. Plan the day before what you will do the next day. Start your day by with a difficult task, or a "backlog" task.
Urgent Versus Important (01:04)
A danger is that we constantly do urgent tasks, leaving important but not urgent tasks until later, producing stress. A do-it-now mentality is crucial.
Looking After Body (01:34)
Stretch at your desk. Drink water before you are thirsty. Coffee does not hydrate.
Managing E-Mails (01:48)
Some people check e-mail to kill time, or have e-mail open all the time, which allows it to distract. Set times to check e-mail. Deal with e-mails quickly.
24/7 Addiction (01:40)
We can do now do work at any time of day, which causes us to lose a sense of where work ends.
Taking Control (01:36)
Carving out time out from work. Don't have Instant Messenger on all the time.
Credits: 6 Ways to Manage Overload (00:11)
Credits: 6 Ways to Manage Overload
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