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10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

Tania Khadder | NursingLink

Culprit #4: Short Gaps Between Meetings

Speaking of meetings, what about those 15-30 minute gaps between them? What do you ever really accomplish in that time? Usually, very little. Not enough to go check on a patient or do something worthwhile. Sure, it gives you a bit of time to decompress, but it also takes you in and out of meeting mode for no apparent reason. If you have several meetings a day, that limbo time can amount to a couple hours of waste.

The solution: Schedule your meetings back-to-back if you can; you’ll knock them out more efficiently. The time in between is better clumped together at some point in the day so it can be used for productive endeavors like getting to your patients.

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