Distractions are plentiful in the modern workplace and they have a devastating effect on our productivity. In this course, Protecting Yourself from Distractions, you will gain the ability to apply the best practices for handling distractions and protecting your productivity. First, you will learn why distractions are so devastating for your productivity. Next, you will discover the concept of hyper-focus and how this helps you to become more productive. Finally, you will learn how to apply best practices for handling distractions in the workplace. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to handle distractions and make sure you spend your time as productive as possible.
Tommy van Schaik spent most of his academic and professional career as a linking pin between business and IT. His focus areas are: project management, IT governance, business processes, IT architecture, requirement engineering, and business rules.
Course Overview Hi everyone, and welcome to this course, Protecting Yourself from Distractions, how to focus on tasks and reduce waste in your daily work. My name is Tony van Schaik, a project manager and Agile implementation coach. Protecting yourself from distractions is a vital step in becoming the most productive version of yourself, and that is exactly what we will be focusing on in this course. Specifically, we will look at why we are so prone to distractions, how you can keep focused on the tasks in front of you, how you can protect yourself from internal and external distractions. After this course, you will have the skills and know‑how to protect yourself from distractions, so you can effectively focus on achieving the goals you've set out for yourself. Let's go ahead and get started on this course, Protecting Yourself from Distractions, how to focus on tasks and reduce waste in your daily work here at Pluralsight.