Harvard Business Review

Getting Work Done (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

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Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work you need to accomplish? Being pulled in different directions by competing priorities? Getting Work Done runs you through the basics of being more productive at work. You’ll learn to:Align your schedule with your prioritiesFocus your attention and avoid distractionsCreate effective daily routinesSet boundaries and learn to say no
Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.
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  • Bjørn Stenfeldtshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading


  • translatekphas quoted6 years ago
    It’s important that the physical space you are working in is conducive to getting work done.
  • translatekphas quoted6 years ago
    By taking the time to understand your goals and how you spend your time, and then prioritizing and assigning times to your work, you can create daily to-do lists that are realistic and that ensure you’ll get the right work done at the right time.
  • translatekphas quoted6 years ago
    But logging your tasks and how long it takes to complete them will let you clearly see where you’re spending too much time and where you need to begin to reallocate time to achieve your goals.

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