Sim­ple short­cut to greater pro­duc­tiv­ity

First For Women - - Insight -

Strug­gling to get through your task list at work? Re­flect on how each to-do re­lates to the oth­ers (like how train­ing a new staffer helps the team meet sales tar­gets and fin­ish the quar­terly report on time). Re­search pub­lished in the Acad­emy of Man­age­ment Jour­nal shows those who made con­nec­tions among their dis­parate du­ties got more done than those who felt their as­sign­ments were in con­flict. The rea­son? The sense of co­he­sive­ness mo­ti­vated peo­ple by pre­vent­ing them from feel­ing spread thin by seem­ingly un­re­lated jobs.

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