Summary of How to Make the Most of Your Workday

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How to Make the Most of Your Workday summary
Productivity tips are a dime a dozen, and universal solutions can’t help everyone. Find out what works for you.


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Whether you "power through" tasks, juggle many at once or leave things to the last minute, there are ways to become more productive. New York Times journalist Phyllis Korkki can help you get there. While you’ve probably heard similar advice elsewhere, her guide is designed to adapt to your unique work style. The information is digestible enough to avoid feeling bogged down. getAbstract recommends this to those looking for practical ways to become more efficient.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What productivity tactics you can use for your unique working style,
  • How to streamline email and computer use, and
  • Which common productivity tips are myths.


Improving productivity is never one-size-fits-all. No matter how you work, focus on making small changes, finding someone to keep you accountable and forgiving yourself for mistakes. To become more efficient, follow these “productivity techniques”:

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About the Author

Phyllis Korkki is a business journalist.

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