9 ways to be more productive at work

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Are you using an old fashioned email client? Here are some tips to become more productive. But you could also move to IBM Verse and get the email client to automate your tasks.

Fortune

MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you manage email overload? is written by Kathryn Wilcox, market president at iHeartMedia San Francisco.

In the spirit of keeping it simple: Don’t mistake being responsive with being productive. With email, or any other communication tool, it is important to ensure that there is continuous progress on your top priorities. To avoid wasting your time constantly checking emails, here are a few tricks:

Know your priorities. Set weekly goals and chunk them into daily benchmarks to help ensure you achieve them. If you have trouble remembering them, write them down. Use a sticky note and place it near your computer.

Create email-free time. Interruptions can kill productivity. Block time on your calendar and commit to it like you would any other appointment. If you work…

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