According to the Wall Street Journal, white collar workers waste an average of 40% of their workday. Not because they aren’t smart, but because they were never taught organizing skills to cope with the increasing workloads and demands of the modern workplace. Wall Street Journal, 2005
One way to cope with these increasing demands
Could your disorganized work style lead to health problems? Yes, says Sandra Seick RN, the director of cardiovascular development with Providence Hospital. Chaos leads to stress, which takes itself out on the body. The primary organ affected by stress is the heart. Eat right, exercise and reduce your stress, advises Seick.
Good listening skills help us avoid miscommunication with co-workers, which reduces stress and improves individual and office productivity. One of the listening issues Iâ€™ve found in many practices is that there is not time set aside on a daily basis for the people in the office to communicate face to face.