Feel like your schedule is overwhelming and you can't get everything done? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner recommends a simple but effective technique: block out time in your schedule without specifying what it's for, so you have time to work on unexpected issues.
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In an interview with Business Insider, Weiner explains why he adopted the system:
If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer. The grey sections reflect 'buffers', or time periods I've purposely kept clear of meetings. In aggregate, I schedule between 90 minutes and two hours of these buffers every day (broken down into 30- to 90-minute blocks).
It's a useful idea, especially in larger organisations. Hit the full Business Insider post for more hints on work/life balance.
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