Executive Travel Directors Reveals Top 5 Productivity Tips

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ETD Staff Compiles New Ways To Remain Focused In The Office

By setting task-oriented objectives, one is able to take strategic steps toward a final goal. Crossing items off a to-do list is not only gratifying, but motivating.

Diligently staffing client meetings, programs, and incentive trips can be overwhelming, making it easy to lose focus on individual tasks. The busy account managers of Executive Travel Directors (ETD) have compiled their best productivity practices to share with other office-dwellers who might find themselves losing concentration.

1.    Make lists

Lumping tasks together is overwhelming. Looking at the “big picture” can become intimidating and influence further procrastination. By setting task-oriented objectives, one is able to take strategic steps toward a final goal. Crossing items off a to-do list is not only gratifying, but motivating.

2.    Close tabs

Having multiple tabs open on a web browser is distracting. By closing out Twitter feeds and Fantasy Football updates, the temptation to get off-task is gone.

3.    Get moving

As you reach the end of the work day and start to feel a little drowsy, standing up and stretching is a great way to perk back up. Simple yoga poses, such as tree pose, or simply bending over to touch your toes gets the blood flowing, allowing you to remain alert and focused for the remainder of the work day.

4.    Organize your work space

Nothing wastes precious office hours like searching for an important memo in the sea of papers that is your desk. Organizing your work space not only allows for a more efficient use of time throughout the day, but allows you to focus on one thing at a time and relieves stress.

5.    Take a break

No matter how many tasks need to be accomplished in a day, there should always be time set aside for a small break. Take a walk outside, or simply grab a cold glass of water. Allowing your mind and body to relax for a moment lets you to return to your desk with a clean slate, which may help you tackle your remaining tasks with a fresh, more effective approach.

Executive Travel Directors (ETD) is a Chicago-based company providing onsite logistical assistance to business meetings, incentive trips, and medical educational sessions. Since 1988, ETD has operated on respect for meeting planners and the success of their programs. ETD hosts a registry of over 2,000 travel directors and provides staff to more than 5,000 programs annually. For more information on Executive Travel Directors, please visit us at traveldirectors.com.

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