10 Ways to Be More Productive
Most of us get overwhelmed by workplace bottlenecks because we allow them to persist, according to the new book, Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work (McGraw-Hill/Available in January). Author Russell Bishop presents time-saving ways to deal with the daily frustrations that all professionals face – obstacles to productivity such as endless meetings, relentless e-mails and pointless processes that get in the way of getting the job done. What's puzzling, Bishop contends, is that the majority of employees are likely to complain to co-workers about these distractions, but few are willing to challenge the system head on. Many fear the consequences of confrontation, which is why he presents a workaround approach rather than a confrontational one. Bishop is a speaker and consultant with Fortune 500 clients in aerospace, IT, telecommunications and other industry segments. He is also a frequent columnist for The Huffington Post. For more about the book, click here.