If I had fifteen minutes I would…how to enhance productivity with a new way to think about time.

The average 24 hour cycle consists of 96 15 minute blocks. Envisioning your time in this segmented form lets you take each 15 minute block and make a concentrated to do list. You will be surprised at how much you can get done.

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Manage your Emails. Delete, respond, clear the in-box. As part of one 15 minute block, you can delete unwanted mail and mark important emails as unread so they do not slip off the radar. This lets you quickly organize what needs to be tended from what is just clutter.

Manage your Voice Mail. Delete, respond, get rid of the red light. Too easily, important calls and unimportant calls get lost in the voice mail archive. Don’t get labeled as the one who never picks up. Respond to important calls and delete the unimportant ones so you do not experience message overload.

Organize Your Desktop. Purge the unnecessary and put away the important. Files decorating your laptop screen can lead to lost time searching for the right ones that you need now.

The 15 Minute Brainstorm. Brainstorming sessions do not need to be elaborate conference room events with lots of participants. Get on the phone or call a colleague into your office and work out a problem together. You may even solve it in 15 minutes.

Proof a Presentation. Hours spent writing that awesome presentation can  be undone by one  embarrassing typo!  Take 15 minutes to proof for perfection.

Add 15 Minutes to Your Day

The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average small office spends 15 minutes of personnel time shredding per day.

The Fellowes AutoMax 150C and 200C bring you hands-free walk away  automatic shredding so you don’t waste that time shredding. Just think of one of your 15 minute blocks as free.

Explore these and other time-saving options:  Save 15 minutes here.

 

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