- Batch activities by setting aside specific times during the day to read and respond to e-mail (more about managing e-mail later), make return phone calls, file paper and electronic documents, make photocopies, and so on.
- Manage phone calls by using voice-mail to let people know the times when you are available to respond to phone calls.
When you concentrate on a single activity for a period of time, you improve your ability to focus and perform these tasks faster and more efficiently than if you jump from one to another.
· Where are you saving time now?
· What can you do to save even more time?