We all love to be connected -- but constantly checking email can have a negative effect on productivity. Instead, check your email at even hours and use the "found" time to get things done.
According to smartbusinessmag.com, US employees waste more than two hours a week finding, sharing and storing documents. Create an organization system that reflects your work style, using Post-it® Tabs to label and color-code the important things.
Let's face it: email and chat technologies can really hamper your focus. Use a Post-it® Note to remind yourself to turn them off from time-to-time to give yourself a more focused approach.