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15 ways to be more productive and manage your time better, according to career experts

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    When it comes to 
    being more productive, there are many time-saving skills
    you can adopt.
  
  
    You can work in 30-minute increments, for example, or
    attempt to eliminate distractions for set periods of
    time.
  
  
    Here, career experts share 15 ways to be more
    productive and 
    manage your time better.
  

  There are countless ways to be
  more productive. Making 
  "to-do" lists
  and working in 30-minute
  increments are two common approaches. However, some productivity
  methods work better than others and can save you time in the
  process.

  "These days, we feel like we have
  less time than ever and in some very real ways, we do,"
  Erica Keswin, a workplace strategist, former executive
  coach, and author of the book "Bring
  Your Human to Work,"
  told Business Insider in an email. "Because of 24/7 technology
  and the barrage of 'to-dos' that come at us via email and text,
  it's hard to keep our priorities straight."

  Keswin said the key is being more
  careful about what you want to pay attention to. "Otherwise,
  we're very likely to get sucked into the wrong - or most
  immediate - things," she said. "I always tell people to start by
  asking yourself this one important question: 'Does your 
  calendar reflect your values?'"

  Here, career experts share their
  15 favorite tips on how to be more productive and 
  manage your time
  better. (Responses
  have been condensed and edited for clarity.)

  • When it comes to being more productive, there are many time-saving skills you can adopt.
  • You can work in 30-minute increments, for example, or attempt to eliminate distractions for set periods of time.
  • Here, career experts share 15 ways to be more productive and manage your time better.

There are countless ways to be more productive. Making "to-do" lists and working in 30-minute increments are two common approaches. However, some productivity methods work better than others and can save you time in the process.

"These days, we feel like we have less time than ever and in some very real ways, we do," Erica Keswin, a workplace strategist, former executive coach, and author of the book "Bring Your Human to Work," told Business Insider in an email. "Because of 24/7 technology and the barrage of 'to-dos' that come at us via email and text, it's hard to keep our priorities straight."

Keswin said the key is being more careful about what you want to pay attention to. "Otherwise, we're very likely to get sucked into the wrong - or most immediate - things," she said. "I always tell people to start by asking yourself this one important question: 'Does your calendar reflect your values?'"

Here, career experts share their 15 favourite tips on how to be more productive and manage your time better. (Responses have been condensed and edited for clarity.)

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