Workplace Hack: Implement Transitional Time

The switch from home to work and back again is rarely smooth. Most people take a while to get into work mode once they arrive at their desks, and as the end of the day approaches people let their attention drift to personal matters.

To tackle this problem, declare the first and last half-hour of each day “transitional time”. In the morning, this is the time to read work-related news and prepare your work area. In the evening, it’s time to tidy your desk and prepare your to-do list for the next day, bridging the transition productively.

Do you give your team the time to transition? Why do you do so? Let us know in the comments below!


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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