Learn how to how to manage the expectations of others in and friendly yet productive way. Minimize your distractions by shifting from a culture of now to a culture of when.
- It's great for us to talk about…how you can personally be more focused,…but what about all the interruptions…that are coming from other people?…Som studies have shown that the average worker…is interrupted at least 11 times every hour.…So much of this stems from what I call the culture of now.…The culture of now says that when I send you an email,…I expect an answer right now.…Or if I send you a text message or a voicemail,…I want an answer right now.…Instead, we want to transition to the culture of when.…
The culture of when says when you send me an email…or a text message or a voicemail,…I'm going to respond to every single one of these,…and this is when I'm going to do this.…In this way we turn focus management…a little bit into expectation management.…Here are some tools that you can use…to help manage the expectation of others around you.…First of all, let's just have a conversation with them.…You can ask a few questions like…how quickly do you expect me to respond to your email?…Or, what's the maximum amount of time…
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- Maintaining focus for longer periods of time
- Using your calendar to preserve focus
- Building a mental firewall
- Establishing expectations and boundaries
- Making time for others
- Avoiding distractions in a digital world
- Improving your workspace