Étienne Garbugli

Entrepreneur & Lean B2B Author

Protect your time, control your schedule

By Étienne Garbugli | December 21, 2010 | 4 Comment

Ever had this day?

You get to work thinking that you’re gonna be working on A but, right away get pulled into a meeting, followed by a call from a client, rush requests via email, quick lunch at your desk, more meetings, more calls, more questions, more emails…

Complete chaos… You feel productive but, at the end of the day, realize that you didn’t get any real work done.

Interruption kills. Whenever you were about to get to work you got interrupted. Everytime you got distracted, it took you 5 minutes to figure out where you were before you stopped…

If you don’t control your time, you don’t control your productivity. Draw lines. Protect your time by imposing your schedule to colleagues and clients. Group meetings and communications (email, face to face or phone) to create blocks of uninterrupted worktime (Brian Hogg). Hard to do but, full focus is well worth the trouble. :)

What are some of the techniques you use to be more productive?


Étienne Garbugli

Etienne works at the intersection of Technology, Product Design and Marketing. He’s a two-time Startup Founder, a four-time entrepreneur and a UX research expert. Etienne published Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want. The Lean B2B methodology helps entrepreneurs around the world build successful businesses.


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