TuesdayProductivity Time Blocks

Sometimes the anticipation of being interrupted can be more detrimental to your production and performance than the interruptions themselves. That’s why we instituted agency-wide productivity blocks from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. For a minimum of four hours every workday, we shut off all nonessential applications, and focus all our energy and attention on priority tasks or projects. These time blocks are literally scheduled in every employee’s calendar to avoid conflicts and interruptions.

While the blocks can flex as needed for high-priority activities and communications, committing to them has had an incredible impact on our efficiency and performance. By blocking off periods on our calendars each day as “busy,” and reducing distractions and interruptions such as impromptu meetings, instant messages, text messages, email and social media, we are able to be more creative and productive, individually and as a team.

Submitted by Paul Roetzer of PR 20/20

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About PR 20/20: PR 20/20 is an inbound marketing agency, the original HubSpot Agency Partner and the inspiration behind founder Paul Roetzer’s The Marketing Agency Blueprint (Wiley)—a handbook for building tech-savvy, modern marketing firms. PR 20/20 provides inbound marketing services that build brand, generate leads, convert sales and improve customer loyalty.

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