Productivity Killers: 8 Everyday Habits to Break

Put these tasks on your 'not-to-do' list

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We all get into a routine and after time has passed, the things we do daily almost become robotic cycles of repetition. But, have you ever thought about how your daily repeat actions are hindering true productivity and progress?

Manufacturing industry veteran Jeff Haden details these habits that should be placed on your “not-to-do list” today for a more efficient way of life:

Multitask during a meeting: The easiest way to be the smartest person in the room is to be the person who pays the most attention to the room.

You’ll be amazed by what you can learn, both about the topic of the meeting and about the people in the meeting if you stop multitasking and start paying close attention. You’ll flush out and understand hidden agendas, you’ll spot opportunities to build bridges, and you’ll find ways to make yourself indispensable to the people who matter.

It’s easy, because you’ll be the only one trying.

And you’ll be the only one succeeding on multiple levels.

Read more at Inc.