My #1 biggest change [that] I made to my time management was to turn off alerts in Outlook so I wasn’t constantly being interrupted while doing work. The switching cost when you get a notification is a huge problem that people don’t realize and it sucks your productivity up when you’re constantly bouncing over to [your] emails to answer questions from people.
I’ve also changed the way I handle email to doing it in batches. So I do 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour at lunch, then an hour before I leave work. This lets me be more efficient by knocking out all the emails I get at once.
Contributor: Jim Barron from acceleratedfi.com