In this video, Dave Crenshaw discusses how to grow your focus by using the right tools. Learn which tools are worth investing in and the value of having duplicates to keep your productivity high.
- One way that we can grow your focus in the workspace…is by improving the tools that you have.…I once heard a story about a business…that had what they called the company hammer.…Anytime anyone needed to hammer something in the business,…they had to walk around and find…the one company hammer that every single person used.…Now this extreme example illustrates how having…the wrong tools or not enough tools…can really disrupt your focus.…
We can also flip that though, by having…high quality tools and the best of them,…we can remain focused for longer periods of time.…Let's first of all consider perhaps the most important…tool in the modern office, which is your computer.…For example, consider the monitor that you use.…Is it big enough? Does it have high quality graphics?…Does it allow you to avoid eye strain…over a long period of time?…I've invested in a high quality gaming monitor…that is actually big enough for two monitors in one space.…
Next take a look at your keyboard.…Is is comfortable? Is it ergonomic?…
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- Use multiple strategies to improve your focus.
- Protect your ability to focus by using technology intelligently.
- Process new tasks economically.
- Avoid distractions in a digital world.
- Make time for others.
- Build a mental firewall to sustain focus.
- Establish clear boundaries and expectations.
- Control how and when you prioritize tasks.