The Concise Time Management and Personal Development

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Organise office work

Time effectiveness in offices

Office literally means the place where much of the work is done. It may be the directing headquarters of an enterprise or organisation, or simply the place where a professional or self-employed person conducts professional business.

In this section we will concentrate on two key areas of this part of your time efficiency and effectiveness framework organising paperwork and controlling interruptions.


How to control interruptions

An interruption is only an interruption if it is something that stops or hinders by breaking in on some continuity or other, such as writing a report or carrying out an interview.

Although most text books say that you should refuse to be inter-
rupted (arrange to call back or fix a meeting), we all know in
practice that it often makes sense to accept the interruption.
But you must control it, otherwise it's goodbye to your `To Do'
list for that part of the day.

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