Workplace Hack: Pull The Plug

You’re doing it right now — using the biggest distraction ever invented. Everyone knows all too well that the Internet can keep you occupied and unproductive for hours on end.

To follow this workplace hack, simply disconnect your Internet connection. Have scheduled times when you’re going to check your email, and only let yourself check your blogs or watch YouTube videos when you’ve gotten a certain amount done. When you do go online, do it on a timer. When the timer goes off, unplug again until the next scheduled time.

You’ll be amazed at how much the simple act of going offline can help you get more work done.

Have you ever tried the simple disconnect method? Let us know how it worked for you.


This hack is part of a series of weekly workplace hacks that teaches you about collaboration, productivity and time saving tips. Published every Wednesday.

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