There are countless ways to be more productive. Making “to-do” lists and working in 30-minute increments are two common approaches. However, some productivity methods work better than others and can save you time in the process.
“These days, we feel like we have less time than ever and in some very real ways, we do,” Erica Keswin, a workplace strategist, former executive coach, and author of the book “ Bring Your Human to Work,” told Business Insider in an email. “Because of 24/7 technology and the barrage of ‘to-dos’ that come at us via email and text, it’s hard to keep our priorities straight.”
Keswin said the key is being more careful about what you want to pay attention to. “Otherwise, we’re very likely to get sucked into the wrong — or most immediate — things,” she said. “I always tell people to start by asking yourself this one important question: ‘Does your calendar reflect your values?'”
Here, career experts share their 15 favorite tips on how to be more productive and manage your time better. (Responses have been condensed and edited for clarity.)